The neighborhood of Beardsley Park, also unofficially known as Treeland, is wedged between Beardsley Park Zoo on the west and the Stratford line to the east.
The nearby 100-acre Beardsley Park Zoo is named after the cattle dealer, James W. Beardsley who donated land to the park and zoo. The zoo is on the National Register of Historic places and is the place where P.T. Barnum housed his circus animals during the winter. It offers a wonderful place for families to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying both the zoo and the grounds. The Connecticut Zoological Society owns and manages the Beardsley Park Zoo, although state and local entities help maintain the park. Being the only zoo in Connecticut, it is a valuable asset to the local citizens and the area economy as well.
Other conveniently located parks in the larger Bridgeport area are Seaside Park, Beechwood Park, Pleasure Beach Park, Ellsworth Park and Nob Hill Park.
Beardsley Park is convenient to shopping and schools. Grand Central Terminal in New York City is an hour and seven minutes commute via Rt. 8 to Rt. 195. The Amtrak station is at 525 Water Street, Bridgeport.