Roseland Park is located in Woodstock, Connecticut. The Park consists of 390 acres of forested land, manicured lawns, sports fields, and playgrounds. The park abuts the 90-acre Roseland Lake and offers over one half mile of shore line. Boat launchings are made easy by the well maintained crushed stone ramp. Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are encouraged. Fishing is considered excellent in this state stocked lake.
Park facilities include a playground, basketball court, public golf course, driving range, pavilion, benches, boat launch, as well as the lake. Activities include: boating, fishing, golfing, picnicking, walking and running. No swimming is permitted.
Roseland Lake is a 96.4 acre natural lake fed by Muddy Brook, Mill Brook and two smaller unnamed streams. It drains into Shephard's Pond, which flows into the Little River and then to the Quinebaug River. Water quality has been an issue at Roseland Park, primarily due to high nitrates.
Fishing: The pond is stocked each spring with catchable size brown and rainbow trout. It is reportedly good for black crappie, fair for largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch and sunfish. Ice fishing for panfish is popular.
Roseland Park is dog friendly. Please remember, pets must be leashed at all times. Biodegradable bags are available for collecting dog deposits.
The park is available to be reserved for weddings or parties.
Upon entering this park, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk. You use the park facilities at your own risk. Neither the Trustees, the Trust or any park employee shall be responsible for any loss or damage, of any kind, to your person or property arising out of your use of this park or any of its equipment or facilities.
Park recreation areas shall be open to the public daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and sunset from March 15 until November 30, and between the hours of 8 a.m. and sunset from December 1 until March 14. The Trustees or Park Manager reserves the right to close or alter normal operating hours for special events.
Boats shall be launched from posted areas only. Use of boats are to conform to U.S. Coast Guard Boating regulations.
Picnicking shall be limited to those places designate by the Trustees of Roseland Park or the Park Manager.
Fishing is permitting between the hours of operation. All fishing is subject to the provisions of Chapter 490 of the CT General Statutes and regulations adopted thereunder.
Camping by special permit..
No swimming is permitted.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Fires may be kindled only in grills, stoves, fireplaces or other designated campfire facilities. All park patrons are to comply with posted fire regulations. No person may kindle or maintain a fire within (5) feet of any tree, building, or shrub. No fire shall be left unattended. All fires are to be thoroughly extinguished prior to departure from the picnic site.
No person shall dispose of any material except in provided receptacles.
Disposing of any material in Roseland Park which was not accumulated during the use of such facilities is prohibited.
No person shall use any building or structure for any purpose other than that for which it is designated.
No person shall attach any item to a faucet without prior approval of the Park Manager or his staff.
Bicycle riding on foot trails is prohibited. use of any trail, road or path posted as closed is prohibited.
No person shall erect or post any notice or sign upon park property unless authorized by the park manager.
Trustees assume no responsibility for loss or theft of patrons personal property during their visit or use of Roseland Park.
Pets which are on a leash and are under the control of their owner or keeper are permitted. Seeing-eye and hearing-ear dogs are permitted in all areas not closed to the public while accompanied by the person needing their assistance. Pet owners or keepers are responsible for the removal an proper disposal of pet feces from the property of Roseland Park.
Riding animals are prohibited. Permission to take riding animals on the paved roads must be obtained b the Trustees or the Park manager.
No person shall deface, destroy, alter or otherwise injure in any manner any structures, buildings, vegetation, earth or rock material, trees or fuel wood, nor shall any wildlife be molested or disturbed.
The Trustees or park Manage may grant, upon request, permission to collect specimens, take samples and conduct other investigations for scientific or educational purposes.