John A. Minetto State Park

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John A. Minetto State Park
Map showing the location of John A. Minetto State Park
Map showing the location of John A. Minetto State Park
Location in Connecticut
LocationGoshen and Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°53′00″N 73°09′13″W / 41.88333°N 73.15361°W / 41.88333; -73.15361Coordinates: 41°53′00″N 73°09′13″W / 41.88333°N 73.15361°W / 41.88333; -73.15361[1]
Area715 acres (289 ha)[2]
Elevation1,296 feet (395 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established1965
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteJohn A. Minetto State Park

John A. Minetto State Park is a public recreation area encompassing 715 acres (289 ha) in the towns of Goshen and Torrington, Connecticut. Facilities are available for picnicking, fishing, and cross-country skiing. The state park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.[3]

History[edit]

The park is part of a flood control project initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who turned the land over to state management following the completion of the Hall Meadow Brook Dam in 1962.[4] Opened under the name Hall Meadow State Park,[5] it was renamed in 1972 in honor of Torrington State Senator John A. Minetto.[6][7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John A. Minetto State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-2. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "John A. Minetto State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. July 18, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hall Meadow Brook Dam Flood Risk Management Project". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. June 10, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "State Parks". State Register and Manual 1965. State of Connecticut. 1965. p. 176. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "State Parks". State Register and Manual 1972. State of Connecticut. 1972. p. 202. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Attractions". Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. Western CT Visitors Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2017.

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