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Osbornedale State Park

Osbornedale State Park
Connecticut state park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County New Haven
Location Derby
 - elevation 121 ft (37 m) [1]
 - coordinates 20|20|N|73|06|11|W|type:landmark_region:US-CT name=


Area 350 acres (142 ha)
Founded 1956
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location of Osbornedale State Park in Connecticut

Osbornedale State Park is a Connecticut state park in Ansonia and Derby, Connecticut. It includes the historic home Osbornedale, which is operated as a house museum, the Kellogg Environmental Center, and property that is part of the state's resident curator program.[2]

The 350-acre park was formerly the estate of the Osborne family, which once owned several metalworking and textile product factories in the Naugatuck Valley area. It was given to the state of Connecticut by Frances Osborne Kellogg upon her death in 1956.[3]


Prior uses of the park land include silver mining in the years after the American Revolutionary War and bottling of spring water. Frances Osborne Kellogg and her husband, Waldo Kellogg, assembled the property through the acquisition of several farms. The Kelloggs operated two successful farming operations on the land under the name of Osbornedale Farms. One farm specialized in breeding Osbornedale Holstein cows and the other produced milk from a herd of Jersey cows.[3]


The park offers hiking trails, pond fishing, picnicking and ice skating.


External links

  • Osbornedale State Park Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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