Sleeping Giant State Park Reopens More Than a Year After Storm Damage

Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden reopened to the public today, more than a year after power storms caused massive amounts of damage at the park. 

The park opened at 8 a.m.

Sleeping Giant has been closed since May 15, 2018 after a severe microburst. The National Weather Service said 100 mile per hours winds slammed into the popular park. 

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The cost to restore the park was around $735,000 and the state anticipates FEMA will reimburse around 75 percent of that.

Beginning today, Sleeping Giant will be open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to sunset.

Entry to all of Connecticut's state parks and forest recreation areas is free for vehicles that are registered in Connecticut. 

At Sleeping Giant, out-of-state vehicles are charged a $15 parking fee on weekends and holidays, or a fee of $6 after 4 p.m. on those days. 

On weekdays (non-holidays) there is no parking fee for out-of-state vehicles.

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