Ritter Proposes Plan to Make Batterson Park into a State Park

House Speaker Matt Ritter during a press conference on March 23, 2023. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The house speaker said Batterson Park is really a ‘state treasure.’

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

House Speaker Matt Ritter called Thursday for the state of Connecticut to assume ownership of Batterson Park, a 500-acre plot of land between Farmington and New Britain, which is currently owned by the city of Hartford.

Ritter made the announcement during an afternoon press conference in the state Capitol’s Hall of Flags with support from the chief executives of all three municipalities. The park includes a pond, a boat launch and swimming opportunities but has been shuttered for the last eight years and requires significant refurbishment.

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