butterfly garden at Dinosaur State Park

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc (FDPA) was established in 1976 to act as an advocate for protection and preservation of the trackway at Dinosaur State Park. Incorporated in 1987, the FDPA operates as a private, non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. It is devoted to promoting a greater knowledge of the region's paleontology and natural history.

The FDPA promotes and funds educational activities, programs, and exhibits at the Park and encourages volunteers to assist the Park staff. Volunteers fulfill a significant role in the FDPA's efforts to support the Park.

Board meetings are held monthly and members are welcome to attend the sessions. Call the park at 860-257-7601 for the meeting schedule.

Membership in the FDPA

When you join the FDPA, you help us fund events and projects at Dinosaur State Park. In return, you receive:

Your generous donation directly supports and promotes educational programs and opportunities at Dinosaur State Park.


Membership Category Donation Term

Full-time Student






Family(includes children through 18 years)
















All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To enhance the value of your gift, consider a matching fund from your employer.


If you would like to become a member, please complete the FDPA Membership Form. Print out the form and mail it to the Friends' office. Please make your check payable to the FDPA. Upon receipt of your check, we will forward a membership card to you. See special internet offer.


Support the Friends with a Special Gift

Your generous contribution may be directed to a fund that reflects your interests. To support and promote the ongoing activities at Dinosaur State Park, the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc. oversees a group of funds that will ensure future educational programs, horticultural projects, and science-oriented events at the Park.

You may send your contribution directly to:

Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc.
Dinosaur State Park

400 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506