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O'Connell Park

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Wheelchair/Easy Features Playground, Stream
Trail Type Loop Trail Markers None but trail easy to follow
Distance 0.89 km total Scenery Rating Special Features
Estimated Time 15 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Crushed Rock Cell Phone Reception Stong
Elevation Change 5 meters GPS file Unavailable at this time


Map Legend

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From downtown Sussex take Main Street west towards Sussex Corner. After 650 meters you will come to a set of lights at Leonard Drive. Turning right at the lights will take you into the parking lot at the park.

An alternative is to turn right onto Magnolia Street before the lights and park in the parking lot just past the public library. A small bridge at the back of the parking lot provides access to the park.

Park Description

O'Connell Park is somewhat of an extension to the Sussex Nature Trail. The trails in the park were previously connected directly to the Nature Trail via a small walking bridge over Trout Creek. The bridge was washed out and not replaced. The park can now be accessed from the Nature Trail by crossing the the bridge on Leonard Drive and continuing straight through the set of lights.

There are trails around the edge of the park and several through the middle that access the playground and the swimming pool.

From the Sign

O'Connell Park Century Gate
Town of Sussex
Constructed for the celebration of the Town's Centennial and stands as the entrance to O'Connell Park for the citizens of this community.
"Non nobis sed omnibus"
"Not for ourselves alone...But for all"

This plaque was unveiled by His Worship Mayor Ralph A. Carr June 05, 2004

Current Weather

External Links

Town of Sussex - Parks

Trail last visited December 4, 2011.
Page Last Updated April 10, 2013.