The Great Park Pursuit 2019

CT State Parks Family Adventure

GPP kids with Smokey Bear 

Our 14th Annual No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit (GPP): CT State Parks Adventure will begin on May 11, 2019. There will be 4 guided events and 2 semi-guided events:

Event 1:  May 11, 2019 will kick-off our adventure with FREE Family Fishing Day at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth in partnership with CARE. The event will be a guided event from 9 am to 3pm.

Event 2:  May 18, 2019 will be Coastal Day at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. The event will be a guided event from 9 am to 3pm.  View the schedule.

Event 3:  May 25-27, 2019 will be DEEP Open House Weekend (semi-guided event) at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam; Fort Trumbull State Park in New London and Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby.   The event is a semi-guided event - you pick a day, and location, take a selfie with our Mascot Nuts 2 or by the Great Park Pursuit Open House signage and send it in to receive credit for attending. Times will vary.  More information to follow.

Event 4:  June 1-2, 2019 will be CT Trails Day Weekend (semi-guided event).  Hike a trail at a variety of locations across CT. Great Park Pursuit sponsored hikes and walks will be posted at a later date.

Event 5:  June 8, 2019 will be Boating Day at Kettletown State Park in Southbury.  The event will be a guided event from 9am to 3pm. 

Event 6:  June 15-16, 2019 will be the Finale Campout at Lake Waramaug in Kent. Teams/families participate in activities in the afternoon and evening on June 15th and then campout overnight with other Great Park Pursuit families and DEEP staff and volunteers.

All events are free.  We encourage families/teams to register. However, even if you aren't registered, you are welcome to attend all events (however you will not be eligible for prizes).

Join the 6-week Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure and have fun with us while learning and playing outdoors in our State Parks and Forests.

Please continue to visit the GPP pages for additional information for the 2019 season.


GPP Bench  

      mom with kids and GPP map