Harden House

@Harrybrooke Park

Originally the home of Frank A. Harden and his wife Elizabeth, the Harden House was left as a museum for the benefit of the community along with the Park's 48 acres.

The house, built in the early 1940's, overlooks a spectacular view of a rushing waterfall on a bend of the north-flowing Still River. The house's location was chosen with care and named after Mr. Harden's native homeland area in Ireland where he spent much of his childhood. Throughout the Harden House are many paintings and artifacts acquired during their travels, as well as artwork collected and commissioned by the Hardens.

The museum's contents capture the state of the Harden's living style during the 1940's-1960's leading up to Mr. Harden's death in 1965.

Our Founder

In the library a portrait of Mr. Harden's father, James, hangs over the desk, while one of Mrs. Harden hangs over the mantle. Our founder's portrait is prominently displayed in the alcove adjoining the main entryway and the library. The Harden House can be reserved for private functions, showers or weddings by contacting the main office by clicking here, or by calling the Harden House at 860-799-6520.

Friends of Harrybrooke Park

Friends of Harrybrooke Park

Established in 2008, the Friends is a volunteer organization committed to the preservation of the park’s natural beauty and upkeep of the park’s facilities. Twice a year, the Friends assist in a clean-up of the park.

Harrybrooke Park - a spacious and beautiful park

A Promise Worth Keeping

Tucked away near Lover's Leap is New Milford's jewel, Harrybrooke Park - a spacious and beautiful park bordering a rushing waterfall on Still River. Harrybrooke is great for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, jogging, picnicking, fishing, outdoor events and parties and just plain relaxing in a peaceful and serene environment.

The Park is a private Park

Some facts…

The Park is a private Park, it is 48 acres, it was founded in 1965, it receives no funds from the Town of New Milford, it is governed by a Board of Managers.
By the way, click here to see a list of the park’s rules.