Welcome to the Nichols Improvement Association
The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) is a non-profit organization of volunteers chartered with helping to preserve the heritage and distinctive character of the Nichols community. We sponsor many family-oriented events throughout the year. Membership is available to Trumbull residents living in the Nichols Fire District.
Volunteers Needed!
We are currently looking for a person to join our Executive Board to help with Activities & Events.

We are also looking for people to help the Activities & Events Chairperson with events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining us (in any capacity), please send an email with availability and preferences to president@niatrumbull.org. If you have a friend you’d like to team up with and co- chair, let us know.

Email President@NIATrumbull.org

Preserving the Heritage and Distinctive Character of the Nichols Community

The Nichols Improvement Association is a non-profit 501c3 located in the heart of historic Nichols in Trumbull CT. Situated on 42 beautiful acres, the NIA is home to the landmark Bunny Fountain, Five Pennies Playground, Frog Pond, Moore Ball Fields, and the Nichols Community Center (a.k.a. the Starkweather House). The expansive property also includes the Nichols Green, the site of the Flag Pole, WWI & WWII memorials, and our beautiful Christmas Tree.

Enjoy the Benefits of NIA Membership

All residents of the Nichols Fire Tax District are invited to join the NIA and participate in the community activities we offer year-round. Monetary donations and Membership Fees allow us to improve the historic NIA property, cover operating costs and help to fund our proprietary programs and events.

Members Include:

IMPORTANT: Membership in the NIA is for Trumbull Residents living in the Nichols Fire Tax District. To determine if you qualify, please visit the Trumbull parcel database HERE. Fire Codes are shown as: (L) LongHill, (N) Nichols, (T) TrumCenter

-Members Only-

Property Rental

The Starkweather House and the Moore Ball Fields can be rented
exclusively by NIA Members for private events and functions.

NIA Programs

Our programming is designed to foster a strong sense of community and encourage neighbors to get to know each other. We offer a diverse range of events throughout the year that cater to people of all ages and interests. Our programming has been highly successful over the years, thanks to the support and involvement of our dedicated members and volunteers.

Important update on the Farmers Market.

Starkweather Summer Camp

Choose half or full day summer activities for children ages 4-10.

NIA Adult Kickball League

Adults can get their kicks in our summer Kickball League!

NIA JingleBellRun

December 2nd, 2023 marks our 35th annual winter classic! Join us for 5K or a fun run!

NIA Announcements

Check out our most recent announcements, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

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Spring NIA Cleanup! There's lots to do around the property to get cleaned up for all the upcoming fun we've got planned! We’ll be clearing brush, cleaning garbage, and improving walking trails across our 41 acres. Please bring work gloves, rakes, shovels, and clippers – no power tools required.

You can volunteer 1 hour, 2 hours or more - any amount of time is appreciated!

NIA organizers will be available to sign off on community service hours as needed. Please meet at the Huntington Turnpike parking lot.

Click the link to go to volunteer!
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The annual NIA Adult Kickball League will be starting up again the first week of June. If you are 30+ and have a team interested in playing, please reach out to kickball@niatrumbull.org for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

It was an egg-citing egg-stravaganza this morning at the NIA 🐰 🥚 🔍 Thanks to all who joined us to kick off the Easter weekend! Share your photos with us below 👇🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

We are so egg-cited to be having the Annual NIA Egg & Scavenger Hunt TODAY on what looks to be shaping up as a gorgeous Spring day!! Frenchies Coffee Bar will be at the event, selling coffee and bites to eat, and featuring a special Peeps Hot Chocolate!

Check-in begins at 10:30 am at the entrance to the Gazebo lawn, don't forget to check-in when you arrive. There will be NO walk-ins accepted, registration is full.

In addition to the hunts, we will have crafts under the gazebo, egg hunting music, and, of course, an EGG-STRA special visit planned from our favorite 🐇Easter Bunny, maybe even hopping over to the NIA with help from our very own Nichols fire department!

Parking information:
With 200+ Kids & Adults, parking will be very limited and will fill up quickly on the NIA property. Please use Trinity Church or Nichols United Methodist Church parking lots across the street for overflow parking. Please be careful crossing the streets and use the crosswalks. For those families within walking distance, please consider walking over. Please do not park on the grass along Huntington Turnpike.
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We have a few extra spots for NIA members that have opened up for the egg hunt, available on a first come first serve basis! Please email Aarika at aarikasage@gmail.com with number of kids and ages that you’re interested in coming🐰 ... See MoreSee Less

Although nobunny wants to see the NIA Egg Hunt rained out for this weekend, unfortunately, there is a lot of rain and wind predicted for Saturday (seems to becoming an NIA Egg Hunt tradition to have rain!). Therefore, we will be postponing to our rain date of next Saturday, March 30th. We can't have the Easter Bunny catching a cold right before Easter!

We apologize for any inconvenience in changing the date. We really wanted to be able to continue this weekend, as we know kids are very much looking forward to it and many families may not be able to come next Saturday. Hopefully next Saturday will be an egg-cellent spring day! We carrot wait!
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Check Out Our Upcoming NIA Events

Event Series NIA Board Meeting

NIA Executive Board Meeting

Starkweather House - 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT, United States

This is not a public meeting. This is for Executive Board Members only at this time. If there is going to be a public board meeting the NIA will post […]

Event Series NIA Board Meeting

NIA Executive Board Meeting

Starkweather House - 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT, United States

This is not a public meeting. This is for Executive Board Members only at this time. If there is going to be a public board meeting the NIA will post […]

Our Mission

The NIA Mission is to initiate, promote, encourage, foster and support the improvement of the physical, cultural and recreational resources of that portion of the Town of Trumbull generally known as and referred to as the Village of Nichols.

Our History

We are always looking for information, pictures, and anything historical related to NIA – if you have anything you’d like to share, please send it to webmaster@niatrumbull.org

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