Recreation Newsletter

Department of Parks & Recreation

Town of Greenwich, CT

October 16, 2017

Fall has officially arrived, and with it many fun fall activities.    See below for information on several fall and winter sports programs for youth and adults.  Sorry to say that tickets for Halloween Happenings are SOLD OUT.  The Special Event list for October to December is available, click here.  

Save the dates!!   Brunch with Santa will be held on Sunday, November 26.  Tickets are on sale now..  Also, mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 13 for the presentation of the play "A Christmas Carol" to be held at the BWGCC.  Tickets go on sale November 1.  Also, the Annual Tree Lighting event at Town Hall will take place Friday, December 1.

For questions on any of our programs, please email the Recreation Division at .  Plu s, much sports information can be found on our Recreation Sports Website  in addition to the Town Website .  
Greenwich Recreation...  we make your free time, fun time!

Best regards,
Sue Snyder,  Recreation Superintendent
Dorothy Hamill Skating RinkDHSR
The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is open with daily public sessions. The brochure with complete information on rink programs, hours of operation, fees, and more is available here.  Download a program class listing, a mail in or in person registration form and important information on concussion safety.  For a list of stick and puck sessions, click here.  
The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is located on Sue Merz Way, off Sherman Avenue; phone (203) 531-8560.  The rink is equipped with Live Barn, which can broadcast sporting events taking place at the rink.  Use the promo code e0a9-56d7 to get a 10% discount off the fee.

Greenwich Skatepark   skatepark
We  are pleased  to  announce  the opening  of
the new concrete skatepark located at 100 Arch Street.
If you are interested in hosting a birthday party at the Skatepark,  click here for information and registration.
Hours  of  operation  are  weekdays  from 3 - 6 PM  and  weekends,  12:30  to  6 PM.  Beginning  November, the skatepark will only be open on  weekends from 12:30 - 4:30 PM.

Fall and Winter Sports racquetsports

Registration is now open for youth basketball programs.  Girls in Kindergarten through Grade 2   can learn basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense in a fun atmosphere.  There are several sections of  Co-ed Basketball  for youth in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  These programs are designed to enhance and sharpen existing skills as well as teach new skills, strategy, techniques, and sportsmanship.  Team play is stressed through half-court games.

Fall Pickleball registration is open for  adults. Register for one, two, or three days per week of play at EGCC.  Drop in play is allowed when space permits; participants pay each time they drop in.

Registration is underway for adults to play   Platform Tennis.  The courts at Loughlin Avenue opened early this year on September 30 .
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center EGCC
The EGCC has much lined up for October including the Lifeline Health Screening, children's art classes, Friday night roller skating, and more. Register now for Tennis for Tots for ages 3 to 7.  Registration is still open for fall pickleball.   For additional information on these and other programs and events, see our October Newsletter.        

The Civic Center has rooms of varying sizes available to rent for your next party, meeting, or class!  Call us at (203) 637-4583 or contact us by e-mail .  The EGCC is located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich.  
BWGCCBendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center
BWGCC is offering a few youth sports programs for fall.  Indoor Field Hockey will be held for grades 1-5 on Sundays.  Registration has begun for field hockey and also for  Youth Basketball Clinics for ages 5 through 10.    BWGCC has other fun programs for youth including, Just Wee Two and the many programs of The Dance Pointe.  Soccer with Aldwin is offering programs this winter for youth ages 4 to 7.

Adults can participate in Zumba classes. Open Coed Adult Volleyball  is held Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM; the drop-in fee is $4 per evening.   Adults can drop-in to play Pickleball; see the  Pickleball schedule; a Tuesday morning session has been added.      KG Fitness Boot Camp class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Register for one or both evenings. 

The BWGCC is available for rent, see rooms and rates.  Note our  Holiday Schedule.  For other general program information, download the  WGCC Brochure.  The BWGCC is located at 449 Pemberwick Road, phone (203) 532-1259.
National Alliance for Youth Sports
Member Organization

Greenwich Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that we are now a Member Organization of the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Our staff and volunteers who work with our youth sports programs will have access to NAYS Coach Online Training.  For information in receiving this training, please contact  Sue Snyder.

Griffith E. Harris Golf Course  Griff
As a thank you for your patronage this year, greens fee prices will be reduced on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 24, during non-twilight golf hours.  You must tell the cashier you are a club member before he processes your payment so he can look up your name in the club's roster.  

Reduced prices are as follows:

Adult members:    18 holes - $27; 9 holes - $23
Senior members:  18 holes - $21; 9 holes - $18
Non-members:     18 holes - $41;  9 holes - $31
Birdies, the restaurant at The Griff, is open.   For information, call (203) 717-0678 or check out their  facebook page.
Parks & Recreation DeptWideNews

Department Wide News .....


For information on park, beach, and tennis passes, click here.  You can also call (203) 622-7817 or email  For complete information on rules and regulations of Parks and Recreation, click here for the Greenwich Town Code, Chapter 7.


The next meeting of the Board of Parks and Recreation will be Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center.  Much additional information can be found by viewing the Parks and Recreation page of the Town Website.  

Joseph Siciliano, Director
Greenwich Parks and Recreation 

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In This Issue
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Greenwich Skatepark
Fall and Winter Sports
Eastern Greenwich CC
Bendheim Western Greenwich CC
National Alliance for Youth Sports
Griffith E. Harris Golf
Brunch with Santa
Health Department News
Parks & Recreation Foundation
Greenwich Farmer's Market
Special Recreation
Weather Cancellation Information
Recreation Credit & Refund Policy
Quick Links
Brunch with Santa
November 26 Santa
Brunch with Santa will be held Sunday, November 26 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the EGCC.  Tickets are $15 per person for those 2 years and older.  Download a registration form. Residents may purchase tickets online.  Tickets are limited and will NOT be sold at the door.
Health Department News
The Greenwich Health Department has important information to share regarding the 2017-2018 influenza season, read more.  Also, download their Influenza, Pneumonia and Adult Vaccine Immunization Clinic Schedule for 2017.
Parks & Recreation Foundation PRFoundation
The Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation was set up to receive donations, allowing the community citizens and businesses an avenue to donate to the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation projects and  programs.  The foundation is a 501(c)(3).  For more information and to donate, visit the Foundation website .
Through the Parks & Recreation Foundation, one is able to donate to the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund.
Greenwich Farmers Market

The  Greenwich Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM through November at the commuter parking lot on the corner of Arch Street and Horseneck Lane.  Download a flyer.
Special Recreation
Greenwich Special Olympics   offers sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual or physical challenges.  Read more.

Abilis  meets the needs of people with developmental disabilities throughout their lives.  Abilis works in schools, civic organizations, and with families throughout Fairfield County.  Their events are posted on their website calendar .
Weather Cancellation Information
Please make note of the Recreation Division's weather cancellation hotline phone # (203) 861-6100.  Information regarding cancellations and closures is also posted on our Recreation Sports Website , where you can also sign up to get text alerts and/or e-mails notifying you of changes. 

Recreation Credit and Refund Policy
Credit requests for recreation program registration will be considered if received in writing prior to the start of the program.  There is a $15.00 administrative fee for credits.
The general policy of the Recreation Division is that we do not process refunds unless a program has been cancelled.  Please read all registration information carefully and contact us prior to registering for a program if you have any questions.