Cove Island Park

Site Location,  Google Maps

Cove Road, Stamford, Connecticut

Site Description, Slideshow Photos

Cove Island Park has it all including developed recreation facilities such as a 1-mile loop walking/running trail, children's play area, a roller blade/cycling path and expansive lawn areas for kite-flying. There are two sandy beaches, a small salt marsh, intertidal mudflats and the estuarine embayment's of Holly Pond and the Cove River that provide opportunities for birders to observe water birds. Rocky shoreline areas offer a place for anglers to hook that "big one" and a small bluff offers an excellent viewpoint for those looking for a place view the Sound while strolling along this first-rate shoreline park. Detailed descriptions of the site's coastal resources are provided along the Park's recently completed Long Island Sound interpretive trail. A state-of-the art nature center with displays on Long Island Sound can also be found at the Park. Be sure to consult City's website listed below for required passes/fees to enter park. Non-resident daily and seasonal passes to the Park can now be purchased at the park gate from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Passes can also be purchased at the cashier's office in the Stamford Government Center building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. 


Parking Lot




Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.


Access Pier, Food Concession, Handicapped Access, Nature Center, Picnic Area, and Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)

Activities & Features

Bird and Wildlife, Crabbing, Fishing, Historic, Cultural Interest, Supervised Swimming, Unsupervised Swimming, Trails


Bluff, Escarpment, Fronting Long Island Sound, Sandy Beach, Tidal Wetland