Calf Pasture Beach is an historically significant park and beach in East Norwalk, Connecticut along Long Island Sound.
The area of the park lands (including adjacent Shady Beach Park and Taylor Farm Park) is approximately 35 acres (14 ha). The beach is accessible by road or by public transit; Norwalk Transit District provides direct bus service to the park and the East Norwalk Metro-North station is about one mile to the north along Calf Pasture Beach Road, Gregory Ave, and East Ave. East Avenue also provides access to I-95 at exit 16.
... The Calf Pasture Beach area has a large guarded beach, a fishing pier, a tree shaded playground, a small unpaved boatramp (suited to cartop boat launches not trailers), sand volleyball courts, bocce courts, a ... Adjacent Shady Beach Park offers an unmonitored beach, shaded picnic tables, grills, and additional rest room facilities ... Adjacent to Shady Beach is Taylor Farm Park which has a tidal pool and grassy and wooded areas for dogwalking ...
18th centuries, and through to the mid-19th century, a calf pasture a place where nearby Dorchester residents took their calves for grazing ... In the 1880s, the calf pasture was used as a Boston sewer line and pumping station, known as the Calf Pasture Pumping Station Complex ...
... The last several years have included an after-party on Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, featuring a concert by big-name artists and a silent auction ... it allowed for expansion of the event, especially the late-afternoon and evening beach party ... In 2007, the Neville Brothers and Ryan Shaw played at the charity carnival at the beach party ...
Famous quotes containing the words beach, calf and/or pasture:
“We often love to think now of the life of men on beaches,at least in midsummer, when the weather is serene; their sunny lives on the sand, amid the beach-grass and bayberries, their companion a cow, their wealth a jag of driftwood or a few beach plums, and their music the surf and the peep of the beech-bird.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Small, black, as flies hanging in heat, the Boys,
Until the distance throws them forth, their hum
Bulges to thunder held by calf and thigh.”
—Thom Gunn (b. 1929)
“Belief forages, moving from pasture to pasture.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)