Edgewood Park, located on Edgewood Avenue, is one of the most beautiful and popular places in New Haven. Established in 1889, this 123-acre park is a great place for the whole family with its exceptional recreational facilities. It was named after Donald Grant Mitchell, a principal in the design of the park, who lived in his farm named “Edgewood." The Ranger Station at the park is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles. It houses wildlife displays, informative charts, books, and videos. A series of guided outdoor activities including animal tracking, fishing, nature trails, nature programs, and owl pellet workshop are organized. The most remarkable feature of the park is the Holocaust Memorial Monument, dedicated in 1977. It stands at the corner of Whalley and West Park avenues. There is a Spanish American War Veterans Memorial and a bronze statue of a soldier at the south of the Ranger Station. The Edgewood Skate Park is an exciting stop for skateboarders and inline skating enthusiasts. A Wetlands Viewing Platform is provided for nature and bird watching. Guided loop trail, with text and drawings on plaques, is available at the northern and southern sections of the park. Visitors can also enjoy trail walks along the West River and Six Ponds. The river is also available for fishing and canoeing. Summer camps and ranger programs are organized at the Coogan Pavilion and gazebo. Visitors can drop their pets at the Dog Run, a fenced-in area at the park. In addition to these amenities, the park features tennis and basketball courts, playground, soccer and Little League fields, and paved biking roads. Restrooms, pay phone, and call box are available for convenience.