Dinosaur State Park Day
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If you missed the event,

Join us next year in

August 2016, when

we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill.


This annual event is sponsored by the Friends

of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc.


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DSP Day 2015

It was a bright and sunny day for our celebration of the discovery of the tracks at Dinosaur State Park. Thousands of visitors joined in the fun. Once again, there were free activities for visitors of all ages: games, crafts, educational programs and prizes. Children, parents, and grandchildren were encouraged to join in the fun, experiment with arts and crafts, listen to lively music, enjoy good food, watch live animal shows, and visit the indoor and outdoor features of the park. Dilly visited with the children and adults. Dora the Explorer made an appearance and made our visitors happy.


All activities were free, except for the Mining Sluice, which has a materials' fee. Additional programs and films were held in the Exhibit Center which had no admission charge.


Many thanks go to the FDPA and our sponsors who donated prizes in 2015.

DeeJ Design
Elaine Rohrbach
Folkmanis Inc
Libery Graphics
Melissa & Doug
Merry Makers
Mountain Press
Oriental Trading
Patch Products, Inc.
Perry Heights Press
Reflective Images
Sea Street Graphics
T.S Pink Corporation
The Jim Henson Co.
Vessel Int'l, Inc.
Wildlife Artist
The Winters Group
Wow Toyz
Yale R. Goldman


Thanks also go to local businesses who provided financial help or refreshments for our many volunteers.

Arburg Inc.
Best Cleaners
Big Y
Chimirri's Italian Pastry Shoppe
Chuck's Steak House
Dakota Steakhouse and Tavern
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Dennis Glynn & Company, CPAs
Dr. Lorraine Grodovich
Dunkin' Donuts
Michel Angelo's Pizzeria
New Britain Rock Cats
New York Pickle Deli
Panera Bread
Papa John's Pizza
Patty Cakes Bakery
Paul Bocciarelli, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Price Chopper
Rare Reminder
Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce
Saybrook Fish House
Shady Glen
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
Starbucks Coffee Company
Stew Leonard's
Stop & Shop
Town Line Diner
Wayne Roggi
Webster Bank
West Side Market





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