At about half the size of New York's Central Park, Remington Woods is a 419-acre forest in the heart of one of the most densely populated urban centers in the Northeast. This unique parcel of land encompasses a 23-acre lake, hardwood forest, meadows and wetlands including vernal pools. 344 acres lie within the borders of Bridgeport and the remaining 75 acres lie within Stratford. Virtually undisturbed since colonial times, Remington Woods is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem -- a large, isolated, contiguous, natural, urban wildlife preserve where Eastern wood turtles, night heron, sparrow hawks, wood ducks, raptors, turkey vultures, amphibians, fresh-water fish, fox, raccoons, deer, and coyote make their home.
Approximately 25 acres of the property were used as an ammunition testing and storage site during the 1930’s and 40’s, and some environmental remediation is required, but Hammonasset State Park in Madison, a former Defense Department artillery range with similar issues, was remediated to residential standards and is now used by thousands of residents each year for recreation and camping!
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Can you imagine New York City without Central Park? Just as New Yorkers see that incredible space as the core of its city’s spirit, future generations will see Remington Woods as a key to Bridgeport’s soul. Remington Woods can be an important step in the rebirth of Bridgeport and an important asset for all of Fairfield County!To learn more about saving this rare urban forest and see videos, check out: