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Recent Grants & Donations

Anticipating the opening of the Hanover Pond Trail in mid-2013, the MLTAC made application to
 the Meriden Foundation
for the creation of four informational kiosks to be placed trail side. Below is that application
On January 8, 2013, The Meriden Foundation announced an award for the project in the amount of $8,668.00
The Meriden Foundation                               Grant Application: October 26, 2012
                       Educational Kiosk – Meriden Linear Trail     
Name and address of organization:     Meriden Linear Trail Advisory Committee
                                    Contact: Joseph Zajac, Chairman, Advisory Committee 
Amount requested: $8,668.00
Specific purpose for which the grant will be used.
As part of a long-term city wide network of linear trails, the Hanover Pond Linear Trail is being constructed with federal, state and local funds. This trail runs from the Quinnipiac River Linear Gorge Trail, at Meriden’s historic Red Bridge, ending at Platt High School.  The 1.2 mile, 10 feet wide paved trail has been designed to adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements for handicapped accessibility. Included in the planning are three (3) informational kiosks, but not supported by federal, state and local funds, located at trailside overlooks along the path, and one at the trails main entrance at Dossin Beach, on the shores of Hanover Pond. Each kiosk will contain historical content, informing the viewer of the history of the surrounding area around the turning of the 19th century, as well as the Cromwell to Waterbury Railroad, over which the trail has been constructed. That content has been researched by members of the Advisory Committee through the Meriden Public Library, the Meriden Record –Journal and the Meriden Historical Society, among others. Maps, photos, written history, some dating back 100 years have been converted to digital use and await the actual composition and imaging to material with a life expectancy of twenty (20) years.
On behalf of the Meriden Linear Trail Advisory Committee, thank you for considering our request.
Joseph Zajac

Coach Tom and Jackie Ryan have donated a new

American flag to be displayed in Lions Club

Park at the Gorge Trail entrance



Meriden's AARP "Castle Craig Chapter 4644"  has donated a six foot  bench to be installed at the entrance of the Hanover Pond Trail at Dossin Beach


The Chabot Family descendants have donated a bench, in memory of Victor & Katherine Yale Lucchini,  at the Platt entrance, the Coe Farm from 1901-1955.


 Also.....Thanks to Mike Majeski for the donation of an American Flag 



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