Meadows & Ponds
A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture helped us jump-start our Wildflower Meadow, planted in sections between 2000 - 2002. Using native grasses and wildflowers, the old polo fields were transformed into a lovely new habitat for many bird and small mammal species. Flowers in bloom change every year, with the first blooms in May, continuing into the fall.
Westmoor Park has a few other grassy meadows, nestled within our forest trails. A large wet meadow can be found beyond our ponds, and others alongside our stream at Bugbee Dam.
Two major ponds separate our forest trails from the wet meadow near Flagg Road. These ponds provide water for many different wild animal species, such as turtles, ducks, muskrats, beaver, white-tailed deer, coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons. The ponds are a great resource for our environmental programs, in addition to being an oasis for the wildlife living in busy West Hartford.
Please note that there is no fishing permitted at Westmoor Park.