About Brodie Park
Hidden away in the lush hills of northwest Connecticut, is the 200 acre Brodie Park. It beckons visitors with its tranquil beauty. A pristine lake offers a place for swimming, boating and fishing. Amenities include 2 clay tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a 4-hoop basketball court, a playscape and a skate park and fields for soccer practice, while Berkshire Hall and field is where the community gathers for events
The remaining 150 acres, located across the road in the Franklin P. Kearney Conservation Trail provides fields, trails and woodlands for wildlife to live and for people to walk, hike and horseback ride.
Preserve - Improve - Maintain
Tucked away in the hills of New Hartford CT, hikers, fishermen, walkers and swimmers will find a place for those activities, as well as, a healthy dose of peace and tranquility.
BrodiePark, Inc., a fundraising group, want to make sure that peace and tranquility will always be preserved at the park and that maintenance and improvement will preserve a place where everyone who comes feel enriched by their experience in the park. We promote our events as a way to Find Your Fun @ Brodie Park.
MEET OUR BOARD
Elaine Murphy, President
Born into a military household, I settled and raised my five children in New Hartford over 20 years ago. My grandfather was born across the street from Brodie Park. Over the years, my family has inspired me to be active in the community, serving on the board of Catholic Charities, becoming a Girl Scout leader, a member of the PTO in four different schools, a 'Room Mom', a Catechism Teacher, and be involved with helping the St Paul’s Booster Club. In addition to serving the community in many ways
Pam FitzGerald, Vice President
Pam is currently a volunteer fundraiser for Brodie Park. Pam was introduced to fundraising when she joined Friends of Bakerville Libray back in 2004. As she states: “Books were strewn everywhere. Piled so high it was amazing that they stayed in place.
My introduction to fundraising was a book sale. I was hooked. Fundraising is exciting. It’s like a giant puzzle. How can I put the pieces together in a way that is creative and logical? How can I connect with people and convey a need?”
Daniel V Jeram, Secretary
Having moved here as a teenager with his family in 1977, Dan fell in love with New Hartford and decided it was the perfect place to raise a family. After graduating from Northwestern Regional 7 and the University of North Carolina, he married Carlene at Immaculate Conception Church in 1996. Their three children (Mike, Jack and Lizzie) all attend local schools. Now entering his fifth term in office as New Hartford’s First Selectman, Dan continues to be a hands on leader.
Race Around The Lake
"I ran in the Race Around the Lake event over Memorial Day weekend this year and LOVED
it! Was a fun, relaxed race with people cheering you on all along the way, even fellow
runners. Also full of beautiful views of West Hill Lake! Was nice to see people of all ages
running for a good cause. Will definitely be doing this again and would recommend it to others."