SGPA was founded in 1924 through a partnership of neighbors and local residents with the express purpose of turning the land known as the Sleeping Giant into a public, then state park. We salute our founders. We also acknowledge that the Giant is sacred space, connected to the beliefs and practices of the Quinnipiac people, who were the original inhabitants of an area that stretched from Long Island Sound to just north of these ridges. We work to honor the legacy of each.
Today, after many years of land acquisition by the SGPA, Sleeping Giant State Park includes almost 1,650 acres of protected land. The Association’s goal is to reach over 2,000 acres at the Giant.
The Sleeping Giant Park Association is eager to learn about undeveloped land abutting the park that may be available for purchase. If you know of any such land, please contact the Land Acquisitions chair, Jeff Borne.
SGPA will pay fair market value for suitable land and of course will accept land donations. We gratefully accept monetary donations to the Land Acquisitions Fund as well. These donations are used exclusively to add land to the park.