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Wolfe Park Picnic Areas


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Wolfe Park Picnic Areas
Rotary Pavilion
Pond View Picnic Area
Oak Grove Picnic Area
Concession Pavilion at GHL
Cedar Grove

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Facility Information

285 Cutlers Farm Road/454 Purdy Hill Rd
Monroe, CT 06468

Picnic reservations will begin to be accepted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Below you can find out info on all of our picnic areas, view pictures and see what dates are still available.

Once you decide on a prospective date email ( or call the Parks and Recreation office to find out availability of the date and/or location your picnic (203.452.2806). All department sponsored programs and town events using pavilions will have priority of use and are blocked out prior to releasing open dates to the public.

All picnics need to be approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission (meets 1st Monday of the each month), Parks and Recreation Director and the First Selectman (alcohol application) before any picnic is officially reserved. Please do not send out invitations to your guest until you receive your stamped permit back.

There are no refunds/make up dates for picnics unless the Parks & Recreation department closes the park on your selected date. If you notify us to cancel your event 30 days prior you can get a credit to rebook for another date in 2023 or 2024.  

Picnic Areas

There are two (Rotary Pavilion and Pond View) areas at the pool side and three (Oak Grove, Cedar Grove, and the Concession Pavilion) at the lake side of Wolfe Park.  

The Pond View picnic area is just off the main parking lot. You can play a game of beach volleyball, horseshoes, bocce or shuffleboard with rentable game equipment. Twenty plus tables are nestled under the trees for plenty of shade but are portable so you can arrange however you’d like. 

The Rotary Pavilion is a covered 32’ x 44’ pavilion located across the walkway from the basketball courts and conveniently located near both playground areas. All of the picnic tables fit nicely under the pavilion but are also portable for your convenience. 

Oak Grove is nestled amongst a grove of oak trees and is the most private group picnic area and is located just beyond the overflow parking lot.  There are plenty of tables, grills and cool shade.  Large enough for your church group or company and small enough for your team or scout troop. 

Cedar Grove is the small picnic area located near the small parking area half way down Doc Silverstone Drive. Max group size is 25 people.
There is no electricity at Oak Grove or Cedar Grove. 

You will need to bring charcoal and lighter fluid for all grills but can certainly bring in a gas grill if you’d like.

The Concession Pavilion is the covered area at the lake.  There are no grills.  There are outlets on the outside of the building. 

Rental fee chart below is for Rotary Pavilion, Pond View, Oak Grove and the Concession Pavilion

  Weekday Weekend
  Res  NonRes Res NonRes
50 people and under $100 $200 $160 $320
51-200**people $175 $300 $250 $500
50 people and under $175 $350 $275 $550
51-200** people $285 $570 $425 $850
Non   Profit Org/School+      
50 people and Under $100 $200 $145 $290
51-200** people $150 $300 $225 $450
**   maximum allowed for any one picnic    
+   fees are based on physical location of company/organization/school, not   residency of person booking event

Cedar Grove weekday rates: resident $25, non resident $50 and weekend/holiday rate: resident $35, non resident $70. Max group size of 25.

Reservations & Activities

Click on an activity or reservation name for details or the date for the activity schedule.


Program Event Teams Date Time
Rotary Pavilion Booked Sunday September 24, 2023 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rotary Pavilion Booked Thursday September 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fall Cross Country Cross Country (Ages 9-11) Thursday September 28, 2023 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Concession Pavilion Booked Saturday September 30, 2023 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Rotary Pavilion Booked Saturday September 30, 2023 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Concession Pavilion Booked Sunday October 1, 2023 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rotary Pavilion Booked Sunday October 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Fall Cross Country Cross Country (Ages 9-11) Thursday October 5, 2023 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Concession Pavilion Booked Friday October 6, 2023 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Fall Cross Country Cross Country (Ages 9-11) Thursday October 12, 2023 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM