East Rock Park & Pardee Rose Garden

City: New Haven

East Rock Park spans 425 acres and sits atop the rugged cliffs of East Rock, offering stunning views of the city skyline, New Haven Harbor, and Long Island Sound. The park’s trails wind through woodlands, meadows, and rocky outcrops, providing opportunities for hiking, jogging, and nature exploration. The Summit Trail, a well-known 1.5-mile path, leads to the top of East Rock, rewarding visitors with breathtaking panoramic views.

One of the park’s most notable landmarks is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a towering obelisk erected in 1887 to honor New Haven’s Civil War veterans. In addition to its scenic beauty, East Rock Park also offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports fields, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation and family outings.

It also features the Pardee Rose Garden & Greenhouses and over 8 miles of hiking trails. The summit offers an excellent view of New Haven Green and Long Island Sound.

Open daily, sunrise-sunset. Park ranger on site Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and occasional weekends.


41 Cold Spring St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA