Earlier this week a group of employees from Pfizer spent an afternoon volunteering to clear brush, rake leaves, and otherwise beautify the park at the Fort Street water taxi landing in Groton. Their hard work really paid off, as the park looks beautiful. Thanks so much to Pfizer and to these hard-working employees for helping out.
Our volunteers will be our Park Ambassadors interacting with visitors and local residents as they arrive at the water taxi landings in Groton and New London. One responsibility will be helping to take survey information from water taxi riders. The visitor surveys provide us with vital information that we use for our marketing, programming, and fundraising efforts. Our survey is a very brief questionnaire that water taxi riders can easily fill in themselves or answer for you to fill in.
Volunteers will also help us with providing visitors with information about the water taxis, the sites and events in the Park, directions, and with handing out brochures.
Volunteers should enjoy interacting with people, have good verbal communications, and like being outdoors and active. Riding the taxis is optional. Knowing the area is helpful but not necessary for survey intake. Training will be provided.
Volunteers are asked to sign up for 2- or 4-hours shifts Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Memorial weekend through mid-September. We ask for a minimum commitment of 8 hours during the season.
Our volunteer Park Photographers will take photos (preferably high resolution) for social media, public relations and our web site that highlight the Park as well as show people having a great time enjoying the water taxi and events at our partner locations (i.e. City Pier in New London, Hempstead Houses, Avery-Copp House, Fort Griswold, etc.). We are also interested in pictures or short videos of our water taxi tours or charters. Photography guidelines will be provided.
For more information contact, Interim Executive Director Amy Perry at or call (860) 912-0950.
A NEW way to support the Park – and the best way – is to become a Member. Membership includes a season pass (it’s $50 but worth so much more), exclusive merchant offers, park updates and the knowledge that you are supporting the programming, outreach and operations of the Thames River Heritage Park – the only heritage park in Connecticut.
Maybe some of the best NEWs for 2017 isn’t NEW at all. Our ticket prices and Season Passes are remaining the same as 2016 – definitely the best deals of the summer. You’ll find the rates here. What is NEW about the Season Passes is that Chelsea Groton Bank has generously offered to donate $20 to the Park for every Season Pass sold up to $1000 dollars. Buying your Pass now is a huge benefit for the Park. You can purchase them here.
Our exciting NEW promotion with Shore Line East offers SLE ticket holders a 10% discount on Water Taxi season passes. Just show your ticket at the boat. This starts June 1st.