WALLINGFORD — Tyler Mill Preserve is set to reopen May 25, a little more than a year after it was closed due to damage caused by a violent storm.
John Gawlak, Parks and Recreation Department director, said in a statement last week that town staff determined the preserve will be ready to reopen late next month.
“A few areas still exist to mitigate before the preserve will be open to the public,” he said. “Please be aware that the woods have changed and proceed with caution.”
Tyler Mill, located in the southeast corner, was one of several parks to close after a tornado and microburst on May 15, 2018 brought 100 mph winds along a 7-mile path from Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden to Tyler Mill, uprooting trees, snapping utility poles and damaging homes.
The preserve consists of roughly 1,400 wooded acres purchased by the town for conservation and as a future water supply.
Passive recreation — mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing — is allowed on the preserve.
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