Land Acquisition

The Sleeping Giant Park Association was originally established for the express purpose of acquiring and turning the Sleeping Giant into a public, then state park (read more about SGPA’s history here). While SGPA has expanded its programs and projects since it was founded in 1924, land acquisition has remained a core component of our work.

Since the original 845 acres of the park were protected in 1933, SGPA continued seeking opportunities to expand the park’s footprint. After many years of land acquisition by SGPA and the State of Connecticut, Sleeping Giant State Park now includes more than 1500 acres.

Today, SGPA continues to identify and acquire strategic additions to the park. SGPA is eager to learn about land abutting the park that may be available for purchase, and will accept donations of, and occasionally purchase, suitable land.

SGPA gratefully accepts monetary donations to the Land Acquisitions Fund – to be used exclusively to add land to the park. To make a restricted donation, please visit our Membership and Donation page.

For additional information, please contact the Chair of our Land Acquisition Committee [email protected].