Due to the misuse of the area around the Pequonnock River on Quarry Road, the area will be closed until further notice. However, walking and bicycling will be permitted, but are limited to the Pequonnock River Trail only. No vehicular traffic will be permitted in the area, and there will be no parking on Quarry Road or the area around the river. Signs will be posted notifying the public of the closure and the parking ban.
Excessive activity on the banks of the river has resulted in significant erosion of the riverbanks. In addition, large amounts of garbage have been found in the river and in the surrounding area. Swimming is never permitted in the Pequonnock River, and use of the waterway is strictly prohibited.
Prior to this weekend, the Trumbull Parks and Recreation and Police Departments had already significantly increased their presence in the area. Beginning immediately, a police officer will be stationed on Quarry Road.
Use of this area has gone beyond what the area is designed for, and the closure will give Town officials adequate time to create a design for the area that provides protection to the environment and makes the area safe for the public to enjoy. As always, the Town’s first and foremost priority is the safety of all who live or visit here.