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.
NIA Beautification Phase 1
We are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the NIA Beautification Program is set to start shortly. The scope of the project includes new Oak trees, American Hollies, a Red Bud, and a Colorado Spruce. We will also be planting Hydrangea, Vibumum, Witchhazel, Mountain Laurel, Spirra and small Yews. Big thanks go to the committee for selecting a vendor and for all of the hard work that has been done to get this project completed.
NIA Playground Update
The new mulch has been delivered and the playground looks amazing and is ready for the kids! Thank you to the team at Greensfee Landscaping for spreading over 30+ yards of certified playground chips. 
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
Thank You...
We are deeply touched by the Moore Family's generous donation to the NIA this year. This remarkable contribution is a testament to their dedication to the preservation and beautification of our beloved community landmark. It ensures that our treasured house and land continue to serve as a beacon of pride and joy for years to come. We profoundly appreciate their unwavering support, which beautifully embodies the spirit of giving and community. The Moore Family's substantial gift of $49,000 to the Nichols Improvement Association has left us filled with immense gratitude. Their philanthropy is making a significant, lasting impact, and for this, we are sincerely thankful.

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

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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.

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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This is the last week of preseason play for the NIA Adult Kickball League!

We will only have food trucks on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Monday: Blind Rhino
Tuesday: 900 Degrees Pizza Truck

Check back later this week to see the final preseason standings and the schedule for the playoffs!
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It’s Week 5 of the NIA Adult Kickball League and we will only have games on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Food trucks this week:
Monday: Blind Rhino
Tuesday: Fryborg

We hope to see you down at the fields!
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🏃🏻‍♀️‍➡️Week 4 of the NIA Adult Kickball Season is here and we can’t thank Mother Nature enough for cooperating with us this year!

Check out the league standings here: playpass.com/go/RgW1vgW

First games begin at 6:20 followed by games at 7:20, Monday-Wednesday nights.

🍕🍔🌯This week’s food trucks include:
Monday: The Blind Rhino Black Rock
Tuesday: The Taste Garden Cafe and Catering
Wednesday: Colony Grill - Pizza Truck

Grab your family to come on down for a night of neighborhood fun! Who is joining us? 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻🙋🏽‍♀️
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The NIA Beautification Committee is pleased to announce that the tree planting phase has started! Thank you to the committee members and everyone involved... ... See MoreSee Less

It’s Week 3 of the NIA Adult Kickball League and Great Balls of Fire and Beastie Balls are neck and neck with 4 wins and 0 losses and only a 2 run differential. Will this week see an upset in the standings??

Come on down and see for yourself!!

Games start tonight at 6:20, at the Moore Ballfields on Unity Road. The food trucks this week are as follows:

Monday: The Taste Garden Cafe and Catering
Tuesday: Grumpy Dumpling
Wednesday: Silver Sands Pizza

Who is going to join us??
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Are your kids bouncing off the walls while you dream of a peaceful summer? We've got you covered! Welcome to Camp Starkweather where we promise to bring the fun under the sun! Each week is a new, thrilling adventure, guaranteed to make your kids' summer unforgettable.

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Check Out Our Upcoming NIA Events

Camp Starkweather – Big Splash

Each day children will have fun with different water activities. Children will use squirt guns, sprinklers and water ballons. As always, staff will supervise each activity to ensure safety and […]

Camp Starkweather – Innovation and Discovery

Embark on a journey of discovery and innovation for STEM week at Camp Starkweather! Children will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics (STEM) through hands-on activities, such as launching rockets, […]

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

Our Sponsors