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 Furry Picnic 2017 Venue


Wickham Park (

@ the Wickham Pavilion

1329 Middle Turnpike W Manchester, CT 06040

Date & Time

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Gates open and close 1 hour before and after the event)

UPDATE – Parking fee increase! The new parking rate is $7.00.  Please make a note of it!


From the website, and local knowledge…

(Site) Wickham Park is a non-profit, private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut. The park contains 250 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, sports facilities, and other attractions.

To be honest…  this place is phenomenal, from it’s picturesque open gardens, with its aviary with live birds, tons of space to run around, bike, play sports, a waterfront – it’s a REALLY nice place to explore and have a picnic!

We’ll be hosting our picnic at the Wickham Pavilion

res_info_wickham_pavilion(Site) This area has a 225-person capacity. Its pavilion will shelter 100 people. Picnic tables both under and around the pavilion are included. Two large charcoal grills (36’X42″), two sets of horseshoe pits, electricity, and water are provided. Public restrooms are part of this pavilion. Garbage and recycling bins are provided.


Link to the Park Map – Link to the Park Rules

Remember, parking is $7.00 per vehicle

Directions (From The Park Website)

Wickham Park is located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester, Connecticut and is easily accessible from Interstate 84.From the North: Take I 91 South to I 291 East, take exit 5. Take a right at end of exit ramp and proceed to second stop sign. Take a left onto Longhill Drive. Go straight through a stop sign, at stop light take a left onto Burnside Avenue. Park entrance will be on the left in approximately 1 mile.From the South: Take I 91 North to I 84 East to exit 60. Left at the light straight at the next light and the park entrance is 150 yards on your right.

From the West: Take I 84 East to exit 60. Left at the light straight at the next light and the park entrance is 150 yards on your right.

From the East: Take I 84 West to exit 60 (Exit 62 and exit 60 are combined, you will parallel the highway and it will appear you are heading back to I 84, stay in the left lane until you reach exit 60 on the right) take a right at the light and the park’s entrance is 150 yards on your right.


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