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Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

10 Deerfield Lane

The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center is a town owned and operated park located in Ansonia, Connecticut. Use of this facility is free and open to the general public year round from sun up to sun down. We offer a full compliment of public programs, 150 acres of wildlife sanctuary, a large playscape, and two-acre pond for exploration. Visit us on Saturdays at noon for our popular free creature feature program with our resident animals.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center is to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship that will connect our communities to the natural world of the Lower Naugatuck River Valley, and balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation.


Catherine Deitelbaum

Saturday, May 12, 2018
An awesome playground for all ages, recently updated. They have trails around the building as well as a small collection of animals inside ,including a snake, tarantula, rabbit, guinea pig, fish, owl and active beehive. I have not attended the programming there but they offer a wide variety. A great afternoon stop if you are in the area!

Trajan Spillane

Friday, March 16, 2018
This place is great, especially for kids. There's a brand new playground, sports fields, and walking trails all over. Inside they have educational displays and some live animals to look at. If memory serves me correctly you can even touch some. I don't know how often they do it, but I know in the past they've had classes there as well.

Nina Greene

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Really cute little nature center next to a great play ground and some lovely hiking trails! And it's free!!

Chris Chorney

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
This place has plenty of trails that take me through some beautiful woods. Large enough to get away from the sounds of the parking lot but small enough so you're not going to get lost. Plus the name building has a great deal of educational opportunities.

William Vance

Monday, March 26, 2018
I enjoy watching my miece amd nephew play jere they have a great time everytime

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