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Connect with nature at Mill River Park.

The reclamation of green space and restoration of natural waterways has brought a wealth of native plants and animals back to downtown Stamford. Explore the different species that can be found at Mill River Park.

Plants at Mill River Park

More than 400 trees and a mix of native wildflowers were planted during Phase 1 of park construction, fostering an ideal habitat for birds, insects and wildlife. With three varieties of cherry trees, Mill River Park is home to the largest cherry tree grove in New England. What species can you find during your visit?

Wildlife at Mill River Park

Mill River Park is also home to a diverse range of native insects, mammals, fish and birds – from river herring and eel, to mink and heron. Take a walk on our paved walking trails and see how many different species you can identify, or join one of our monthly River Currents events to explore more.