Parlor Rock Park was once a destination for area residents to sled in the winter and cool off in the summer.
Located in the woods, it was also accessible by train. Today, the tracks have become a biking and jogging trail.
The fountain that used to adorn the site has fallen into disrepair but Trumbull resident Jared Platt wants to remedy that for his Eagle Scout Project. Platt got the blessing from the Parks and Recreation Commission.
But Planning and Zoning Commission member Tony Silber wants the site to get more official treatment.
"The fountain is probably the last clearly identifiable remnant of what was once a large, famous regional amusement park in Trumbull. It really should be preserved. The fountain, unlike other ruins at the site, still has the original cornerstone (see the attached photo). It's the last direct connection to that time and place. But today, it's totally abandoned in the woods," he wrote in a letter to First Selectman Tim Herbst.
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"Parlor Rock surely is important to Trumbull. It was a high point in Trumbull's 215-year history. It is one of the town's most important historical legacies. Why would we let the amusement park's centerpiece fountain lie forgotten and in ruins, not 50 feet off the rail-to-trails pathway?"
Platt explained his idea in a letter to Herbst.
"I think this is a part of Trumbull's History and I was hoping that the town could protect the fountain. I was also thinking it would be great for the people of Trumbull to have the fountain restored. The area can be cleaned along the trails where the fountain is and grass can be planted and some benches can be put in. Also it can attract runners or bikers who come every day on the trails, because they can just sit down and relax next to the fountain," Platt said.