Friends, neighbors, lovers of parks and Waterbury. The HOCC is launching a campaign that is sure to bring back memories, make you smile and feel like spring! With the approval of the Park Board and with original historic planting plans in hand, we are moving forward to restore back to its original design the Fulton Park Lilac Grove. The group plans to purchase and plant 111 lilac trees this Spring. To do that – we need 111 friends, like you, to “Love a Lilac.” So scroll on down, adopt your own lilac and set down some roots!

   This Spring the Historic Overlook Community Club under the direction and in partnership with the Park Department will work to restore the Olmsted Brother’s Firm’s Lilac Grove at Fulton Park. HOCC will donate $2000 to the department t to purchase the same types of plants which the Olmsted firm had planted in Fulton Park. HOCC will also conduct a fundraiser to provide further lilacs to complete the 111 plants needed to restore the Lilac Grove. The HOCC along with all Waterbury community members will plant the lilacs in the Grove using the Olmsted original plans under the direction of Mark Lombardp, Director of Parks and Recreation. After all the work that the Waterbury citizen volunteers have done removing overgrowth and debris from the park, we will now restore the plantings to make Fulton Park full with color. You will see how Waterbury’s Historic and signature park looked in the 1920s.

TENTATIVE PLANTING DATE is April 29-30th. We have youth groups who voiced that they would volunteer to plant the 111 lilac plants. How about you? Will you join your Waterbury neighbors and restore the Fulton Park Lilac Grove? Let Michael Salvio know at <>.