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Mianus River State Park
Mianus River Park - Mianus River from west river bank.JPG
Location Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Area 94 acres (38 ha)
Designation Connecticut state park
Established 2001
Administrator Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Friends of Mianus River Park

Treetops is the former estate of torch singer and actress Libby Holman. It forms the southernmost part of Mianus River Park and is overseen by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection as the Mianus River State Park.

In 2001, a successful effort was made by local citizens to save the estate from development. As a result, 94 acres of pristine grounds were preserved as a state park, with a further 11 acres around the Treetops mansion covered by a conservation easement. Many rooms in Holman's mansion have been restored by its current owners. These include the studio of Holman's third husband, abstract artist Louis Schanker, where the Treetops Chamber Music Society performed its annual concert series in 2006.

Mianus River State Park

Mianus River State Park, which straddles the border of Stamford and Greenwich, encompasses 391 acres and comprises Treetops (94 acres), Mianus River Park (187 acres owned by the City of Stamford), and the Mianus River and Natural Park (110 acres owned by the Town of Greenwich). Nearby Mianus River parks include the Mianus River State Park Scenic Reserve (over 353 acres in two tracts) and the privately-owned Mianus River Gorge Preserve (935 acres, open to the public from April 1 through November 30).

Access

Entrance parking for Treetops is at Merribrook Lane in Stamford (41°04′51″N 73°35′42″W / 41.080869°N 73.594958°W / 41.080869; -73.594958).

Entrance parking for the adjacent Mianus River State Park is also at Merribrook Lane in Stamford (41°04′51″N 73°35′42″W / 41.080869°N 73.594958°W / 41.080869; -73.594958).

Entrance parking for the Mianus River State Park Scenic Reserve is at Farms Road (41°07′22.2″N 73°37′02.1″W / 41.122833°N 73.617250°W / 41.122833; -73.617250).

Entrance parking for the Mianus River and Natural Park is at Cognewaugh Road in Greenwich (41°04′51″N 73°35′42″W / 41.080869°N 73.594958°W / 41.080869; -73.594958).

Entrance parking for the Mianus River Gorge Preserve is at 167 Mianus River Road in Bedford (41°11′07″N 73°37′18″W / 41.185206°N 73.621739°W / 41.185206; -73.621739).

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