West Rock is a neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. It is near West Rock Park, which is south of Wilbur Cross Parkway in western New Haven. The area contains many single-family homes, as well as multi-level apartment buildings and condos.
Nearby West Rock Ridge State Park offers recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing, rock climbing, and boating. Visitors also can enjoy the seven-mile long Regicides Trail, as well as 21 miles of other trails.
Judges Caves is a historic site that was used by Edward Whalley and William Goffee, who were early settlers to area fleeing persecution in England after sentencing King Charles I to execution. Main streets in the area are named for the two. The park contains Lake Wintergreen, a 44-acre lake. The Wilbur Cross Parkway cuts through the park on the West Rock Tunnel, which is also called the Heroes Tunnel.
Students attend school at the New Haven Public Schools. Elementary students can attend nearby Beecher School up to grade 7, or Edgewood Magnet School, which is a school that focuses on the environment. Commuters use the CT Transit buses. Nearby universities include University of New Haven, Gateway Community College, and Southern Connecticut State University.
In the commercial district along Whalley Avenue, shops, cafes and restaurants join schools, libraries, and churches.