For nearly 100 years, Sleeping Giant State Park has been near and dear to many people.
But on May 15th, 2018, everything changed.
A tornado moved through the park, knocking down thousands of trees and causing damage never before seen to this part of Hamden.
Tops of trees were sheared off from wind damage. Shortly after, the park closed, and has been closed ever since.
News 8 got the first look of the damage all the way to the top of the Tower Trail where crews have been working for months. The damage is catastrophic and the views will never be the same.
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But even though it may look different, once it’s back open, the spirit of Sleeping Giant will still remain the same.
Please note: Because the park is currently closed, staff is asking that you respect the fencing and request that you do not venture out on the trails until they are officially opened as it may be unsafe.
Web Extra: Extended drone footage of damage and repairs at Sleeping Giant State Park