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The Park

Sherwood Island State Park, on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport Connecticut, covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands and woodlands. People come to the park to walk, bike, swim, fish, study nature, watch birds, fly kites, fly model airplanes, play volleyball, picnic, or just relax under the trees. Read more

The Nature Center


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The Center has live animals, activities and programs, as well as displays about the area’s history, both human and environmental. There are lectures and family events as well.

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The Friends

At the opening ceremony, DEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette, Acting Commissioner Amey Marrella, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, DEP Supervisor Mark Rickert, Friends President Sheila O’Neill.

The Friends have always been committed to supporting a Nature Center in the park. For many years, that support was directed toward a small Center behind the West Beach.

When it was deemed structurally unsound in 2002 and slated for demolition, the Friends vowed to devote all their fundraising efforts to constructing a new one. Read more



There are lots of ways that you can get involved! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Friends of Sherwood Island at or complete the Online Volunteer Form . Thank you for your interest!

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Reference Maps

Jennings composite

A cut-out from a larger map in the 1933 book Greens Farms, by George Penfield Jennings. It is a composite in which different time periods coexist.
The controversial creeks
This page has two maps that show Gallop’s Gap Creek and New Creek. One is from a 1868 map of Westport. Read more