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.

Nichols Farmers Market

Join us every Thursday this summer at the Moore Ballfields!

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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We received an overwhelming amount of renewals for our 2024 Membership Drive. Thank you for continuing to support the NIA!

Parking stickers will be mailed out this coming week. Thank you for your patience as we process all of our memberships.
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We hope you can join us at the NIA on Saturday, March 23 for some good, old-fashioned fun at our Annual Egg & Scavenger Hunt, Trumbull's longest running Egg Hunt!

Egg Hunt Groups: Ages 0-7

Scavenger Hunt: Ages 8+

NIA Members FREE / Nichols Residents (non-NIA Members) $10 per child. Registration opens to NIA members on February 17th, 2024 and non-NIA members on March 2nd, 2024. We encourage you to join the NIA and reap the benefits throughout the year, including free admission to the egg hunt! 🐰
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As summer approaches, the Camp Starkweather staff is thrilled to extend an invitation for you and your child to join us for an unforgettable summer adventure. As a Trumbull Public Schools teacher and the camp director, I'm committed to providing enriching experiences that inspire, educate, and create lasting memories. Our array of experienced counselors and instructors ensure that every child receives personalized attention in a supportive and inclusive environment. Together, we believe in the power of experiential learning, where children can develop valuable skills, boost their confidence, and ignite their creativity through outside hands-on activities and interactive experiences.

Camp will begin this year on June 24th and will run through August 2nd. Themes this year include: Outdoor Explorers, Cirque du Summer, Big Splash, Innovation and Discovery, Top Secret, and Canvas Creations. We offer flexible scheduling options, such as half and full day, as well as before and after care to accommodate your family's needs.

Please remember spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your child's spot as soon as registration opens - we will send out an email to confirm when registration will be available to members and non-members. If you have any questions, you can always email We hope to see everyone on our summer of adventure, discovery, and fun at the NIA’s Camp Starkweather!
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This is a friendly reminder that all current 2024 members are invited to attend the annual NIA General Membership Meeting on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 1pm at the Starkweather House. We hope to see you there! Doors open at 12:30 PM.

During the meeting, each household will be able to vote on (one vote per household):

-2024 Budget
-Updated Bylaws
-2024 Board Members and Board of Trustee opening
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The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) is a 100% volunteer-led organization. That means that in order to be successful, we need a wide variety of volunteers, and lots of them! Are you interested in getting involved and making an impact to the Nichols community?

If so, please fill out the below form and we will reach out to you shortly with available volunteer opportunities.
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We hope you enjoy the luminarias as you drive through Nichols tonight!

Thank you Cub Scout Pack 167 for putting the luminarias out on the NIA Green and Troop 67 for lighting them 🕯️
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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

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