Last year, Valley Forge Road was closed for one morning for a new town activity, “Explore Valley Forge.”
The event got rave reviews, so they’re doing it again.
On Saturday morning, August 24, Valley Forge Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:30 to 11:45 between Newtown Turnpike and Godfrey Road East. You can run it, walk it, ride it (nothing with a motor), skate or skateboard it, and enjoy the scenic reservoir with family, friends, and neighbors. Last year, “Explore Valley Forge” also featured food and informational booths from various town and civic organizations.
The event came about from an idea years ago by Selectman Stephan Grozinger, who at the time chaired the Planning and Zoning Commission. When the current Board of Selectmen took office and made community-building a priority, the Parks and Recreation Department ran with the idea.
“I guess you could say I made the snowball and Parks & Rec threw it,” said Mr. Grozinger. Organizing the event also involved coordinating with Weston’s Police and Volunteer Fire departments, EMS, the Board of Police Commissioners, and was arranged by Parks & Recreation’s Dave Ungar and Joe Parciasepe and their staff.
First Selectman Chris Spaulding was delighted with the event. "It was definitely a success," he said at the time. "And I'm very pleased with the level of participation."
The photos below are some of the many participants in last year’s “Explore Valley Forge.”