The Watermark at 3030 Park

High on a hill in the heart of Connecticut’s Fairfield County, midway between Boston and New York City, sits The Watermark at 3030 Park. This lush wooded property with its high-rise residence, built in the 1960s, hails as New England’s first continuing care retirement community.

The Freshwater Group, along with Fremont Realty Capital, acquired this landmark property in 2006. With the $45 million renovation and expansion now completed, The Watermark at 3030 Park has modern amenities and a full continuum of care. The apartments in the ten-story tower, for residents who live independently, were remodeled, and duplex cottages were built to supplement them.

To meet the needs of seniors who require more assistance, a two-story healthcare center was added in 2009. The first floor houses The Springs, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and nursing center, and The Gardens, for those coping with memory loss. On the second floor is The Inn, an assisted-living facility comprised of 24 residences. The latest campus addition is Enhanced Living at 2 North, which offers customized in-home care.

Before the renovation there were very few venues at 3030 Park where residents could socialize, dine or recreate. A major upgrade to the campus is The Club, a dynamic gathering spot on the ground floor of the Watermark tower. It features a fitness center with indoor pool, salon and day spa, auditorium, arts and crafts room, greenhouse and wood shop. The Club also houses The Mark, for fine dining, and the sidewalk-style Gallery Cafe, as well as the intimate ‘W’ lounge where residents, family and friends can play cards, watch a sporting event or enjoy a glass of wine before dinner. The Club has become a lively focal point for the community.

Together, Freshwater and Fremont are building a brighter future for everyone at The Watermark at 3030 Park, now one of the finest continuing care retirement communities in the country.