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John A. Minetto State Park
Location Goshen and Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Area 715 acres (289 ha)
Elevation 1,296 feet (395 m)
Designation Connecticut state park
Established 1965
Administrator Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website John A. Minetto State Park

John A. Minetto State Park is a public recreation area encompassing 715 acres (289 ha) in the towns of Goshen and Torrington, Connecticut. Facilities are available for picnicking, fishing, and cross-country skiing. The state park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

History

The park is part of a flood control project initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who turned the land over to state management following the completion of the Hall Meadow Brook Dam in 1962. Opened under the name Hall Meadow State Park, it was renamed in 1972 in honor of Torrington State Senator John A. Minetto.

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