Newsletter: August 2019

By: twadmin | 1 Aug 2019



Tarrywile Park & Mansion

Newsletter vol. 17

Tarrywile Mansion in the Springtime
The City of Danbury's "Hidden Jewel" - a treasured resource available to all Danbury residents and surround towns

A Thought Starter for this Month:

August: vacation or stay-cation? It’s hard to imagine summer is at its mid-point (I didn’t want to say half-over). I often wonder how many of our park users are enjoying Tarrywile Park as stay-cationers; people who live in the area and enjoy all Tarrywile has to offer on a daily basis or vacationers; visitors who have seen or heard about our beautiful park, with 21 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a pond, a lake, and a century plus-historic Tarrywile Mansion that is not to be missed. Either way, we welcome all visitors to come and enjoy all that we have to offer. Stop in the office and say hi; “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met yet.” – William Butler Yeats



July and August are generally quiet months for the Mansion event calendar with vacations and stay-cations keeping everyone busy.

July was a little quiet as far as Mansion events go. Meagan McCusker held a surprise 50th Anniversary party for their parents on Saturday the 13th; the next day was the outdoor wedding ceremony of Nsangi & Max, with a tent reception to follow. Natalia and Chris used the Mansion for hair and makeup, as well as their “first look” photos before they headed off to their wedding ceremony and reception at another location. On the last Saturday in July we celebrated the college graduation of Zach Sholtes, who started on his career in Industrial Design. We wish him well.


The photos from Casey and Robert’s wedding on June 29 are online as well as some fun, after the fact surveys in our Newlywed Quick 10 blog posts. Take a moment to read their answers on what worked, what didn’t and would they do anything differently.

Sadly the need for “Celebration of Life” gatherings holds no regard for calendars and vacations. Next month will remember two lives that were lost way too early: Nicholas P. LaDelfa, and Worth Olson, who are sorely missed by all who knew them.

Planning a special event? give us a call at 203-744-3130, or email:, we’d love to discuss how Tarrywile Mansion would be perfect for your next celebration or wedding day.



August is here and with it county fairs, vacations and more of the lazy days of summer. It will also bring shopping for school supplies and preparation for the start of a new school year.

Here at Tarrywile, July saw the start of our new fiscal year and with that, our new fundraising goal of over $35,000. Please consider clicking on the donate button below, every single dollar counts to help maintain the Park.

The beginning of August also means planning for our annual Harvest Dinner. We are on the look out for donations to our silent auction. Have a piece of art work you would like to donate or perhaps a gift certificate to a local business? If so, give us a call at 203-744-3130.

Please remember to keep your dogs leashed. Tarrywile Park abides by the posted leash law. That law is in place to keep your dog, other dogs, humans and wildlife safe, please abide by it.

fawn rabbit and gopher respect all wildlife

Park users should also be aware of another report of black bears in the Park. It is another good reason to have your dogs on a leash. Take a moment to educate yourself and “Be Bear Aware”.  Visit the CT DEEP website for more information.

Until next time remember; leave no trace, respect wildlife, leash your dog, leave what you find, respect fellow park users, always be prepared, stay cool but most importantly enjoy all Tarrywile has to offer.

Happenings in the Park: Yoga in the Park continues every Sunday down by the Red Barn. Enjoy an hour of relaxation while communing with nature. The YMCA of Western CT offers yoga classes in the Park every Friday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am by the Red Barn. Please visit their website for details. The Tarrywile Park Authority does not sponsor this event nor benefit from the proceeds.

Fast Facts: This month we are going to try something new, questions of the month. A recent visit to Parks Pond had a Park user asking if the pond was natural or man made. All three bodies of water at Tarrywile; Parks Pond, Tarrywile Lake and the Back Pond were all man made. Do you have a question for our newsletter, if so email it to and we will answer it in the following months newsletter.


If you belong to an organization which would like to contribute to the park by way of a community service project, a donated service or monetary donation, please contact the office either by phone or email. We truly appreciate all our volunteers and donors, without you all we wouldn’t be the beautiful Park you love and enjoy.

Tarrywile Park & Mansion | 203-744-3130 |