On Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host its 8th Annual Family Picnic.
The event will take place at Boothe Memorial Park Stratford, CT 5800 Main Street in Stratford, CT – Lower Picnic Areas
This event is open to all CCDL Members and to the public free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our rights in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms. Come and get to know us, and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut.
Come and enjoy typical picnic fare - burgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, soft beverages, and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.
Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!
Any lawful forms of firearm carry are allowed and encouraged! If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in the eyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.
CCDL merchandise and membership sign-up will be available onsite. There will be games and prizes for all to participate in and enjoy.
Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts, and snack items are suggested.
For a printable flyer - Click Here
Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.
FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY)
Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next
intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your
FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY)
Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main
St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.
Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile
to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main
St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left);
follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.
Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT