Fees, Hours & Facilities


Please read: Wickham Park’s opening day will be on May 22nd and we will be open daily from 11am-8pm. We are very happy to welcome everyone back to the park. Because of restrictions on facilities and in order to make things easier and safer for our guests and rangers we are reducing the vehicle entry fee to $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. The planned fees for 2020 were $7 for weekdays and $9 on weekends and holidays.  Please bring exact change if possible. Due to State of Connecticut rules for opening, the Nature Center will be closed. We ask everyone to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Our picnic sites and pavilions are open and available for rent. 2 of our playgrounds are also open and we ask users to wash your hands before and after using the equipment. The concession stand will be open on weekends with a reduced menu, from 12 to 6 p.m.  We will have 2 restroom facilities open, at the nature center and near the cabin.  They will be disinfected regularly in following state guidelines.  Hope to see you at Wickham Park soon!

All prices are per vehicle entering the park

$5 per car weekdays$7 per car weekends and holidays
$60 Monday – Friday
$84 Weekends and Holidays
Limousines & Large Passenger Vans:
$15 Monday – Friday
$21 Weekends and Holidays

Hours: Starting May 22 we will be open 11am-8pm

Weekday Season Passes:
Weekday season passes will be available at the front gate beginning April, Passes are valid only from Monday – Friday, and can be used from April to October. Manchester and East Hartford residents can purchase a weekday season pass for $60. All out-of-town residents can purchase a weekday season pass for $90. A valid form of ID showing residency will be required at the time of purchase. For any additional information, please call (860) 528-0856.
Season Pass:
A seven day pass is available for $100 per vehicle without residency requirements and can be used from April to October.
Senior Passes:
Senior passes are available at the front gate for anyone over age 65, beginning opening day. The price is $35 and can be used for entrance to the park throughout the regular season (including weekends and holidays). Proof of age is required at time of purchase.


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Wickham Park is open 7 days a week from the first weekend in April through the last weekend in October. Find specific events under special events. Regular Park hours are from 11AM to 8PM with the exception of Cabin functions until 11PM. The Park will close for inclement weather providing there are no existing reservations. Always available for facility tours.


There are three sets of public restrooms in the park, and all are handicapped accessible. One is located near the Aviary and main playground, a second is located in Hickory Grove II, across from the Cabin, and the third set is a part of the Wickham Pavilion.


Upon entering Wickham Park, you will be greeted by a member of our Ranger staff at the gatehouse. He or she can provide information and directions for park activities. Rangers patrol the park in marked and unmarked vehicles and, along with other park staff, can be identified by their uniforms. They will be more than happy to assist you.


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