State Park and Forest Commission

Agency Website

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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 23-1

Agency History

1911, Chapter 224 (Public Acts)

Established as the State Park Commission

1921, Chapter 193 (Public Acts)

Name changed to State Park and Forest Commission

1971, Public Act 71-872

Absorbed into the new Department of Environmental Protection

Published Histories/Articles

Connecticut State Park and Forest Commission. Connecticut State Parks : A Report on Their Growth, Cost, and Use, 1914-1931. The Commission, 1932 [CSL Call Number ConnDoc P211cs]

50th Anniversary, Connecticut State Park & Forest Commission. Hartford : The Commission, 1963. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc P211a]

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

1914-1946. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc P211]

1947-1971, Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Group: RG 079:017, RG 079:022

List of Heads


Years of Service

Edward E. Bradley 1911-Jan. 21, 1917
Lucius F. Robinson 1918-1936
Herman H. Chapman 1937-1945
Donald C. Matthews 1946-1971