Recreation Newsletter

Department of Parks & Recreation

Town of Greenwich, CT



June 30, 2017
 

Summer has arrived, and we have so much going on in July!    The Special Events List for July to August is now posted.  The Town's Fireworks Displays are this weekend.  The  2017 Summer Concert Series calendar is posted.    Information is available for the  Family Movie Night on July 17 at BWGCC.   Save the date of Saturday, July 29 for the Annual SANDBLAST! Sand Sculpture Festival to be held at Greenwich Point Park.  
 
The Director has important news to share regarding parking at Arch Street to access the ferry boats.  See below.   Summer day camp registration is still available for sessions of Kamp Kairphree.    Registration is now open online for Summer Baseball for youth.  The program for ages 6 &7 and 8 & 9 is co-ed baseball; whereas, the division for ages 10-12 is for boys.  We have several opportunities for tennis and pickleball, read below.
 
Although ice skating has ended at the Dorothy Hamill Rink, the indoor turf is now available to be rented.  You can host a birthday party or sports program of lacrosse, soccer, whiffle ball, flag football, t-ball, or more.
The Greenwich Skatepark will not be open for this spring season.  A new concrete park is under construction and should open in August.

For questions on any of our programs, please email the Recreation Division at recreation@greenwichct.org .  The office at Town Hall is open weekdays, 8 AM to 4 PM, CLOSED Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day. Plus, 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

Summer Concerts concerts
We have some great concerts scheduled for July.  The Wednesday night concerts at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park begin at 7:15 PM including:
July 12  Billie & the Showmen
July 19  Squeaky Clean - 1950s Classic Rock
July 26  Gunsmoke - Country

The Dixieland Jazz Band Concert on the Sound will be July 16
The Sound Beach Community Band will be at Binney Park July 23 at 7 PM

For more information and a complete list of concerts,  click here.
 
Racquet Sports racquetsports
Tennis and Pickleball


Pickleball lines are painted on Christiano Tennis Courts and Loughlin Avenue Tennis Courts.  Pickleball players with a valid  tennis pass may reserve  those courts to play pickleball or tennis.   Players  can register  to play  on  the platform tennis courts at Loughlin Avenue Park.  For all the options of summer pickleball play, click here.
  
The Summer Schedule for Tennis is available and registration has begun.  Youth and adult tennis clinic instruction will be held in June, July and early August.  For information on tennis court use and tennis passes, click here. Information is also available for the Town Tennis Tournament.
  
Kamp Kairphree summercamps
Registration continues  for Kamp Kairphree. Session 2 begins July 10, Session 3 begins July 24 and Session 4 begins August 7.
Kamp Kairphree  is a co-ed program for children ages 5-12.  It operates weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM out of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center.  There are four sessions of two weeks each. Read more.  Non residents may also register in person or by mail.

Summer Soccer soccer
Super Soccer Stars will be running our youth soccer programs in the summer.  Session 1 will be from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 and Session 2 will be Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4.  Ages 4-5 will meet from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and ages 6-12 will meet from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  The programs will be held at Loughlin Avenue Field. Download the flyer for more information or call (914) 681-7171.    Register online  .

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center EGCC
The EGCC has many activities planned including, Veez Hoops Basketball Camp, drop-in pickleball,  and more .  Registration is still being accepted for three sessions of Kamp Kairphree.   For additional information on these and other programs, see our  July 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
We have several opportunities for summer fun.  Filmmakers Ink has two one-week programs for youth; the Dance Pointe has summer sessions for youth; and Sew Happy is a one-week sewing camp .Information is available for Summer Basketball; registration has begun.  Jay and Ray Music  has classes for ages 6 months to 4 years old.     BWGCC has other fun programs for youth including, Just Wee Two and the many programs of The Dance Pointe.  

Adults can participate in Zumba classes.  Open Coed Adult Volleyball is held Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM.    Adults can drop-in to play Pickleball; see the  Pickleball schedule    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.
Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
Town Junior Championship Tournament Griff
The Town of Greenwich Junior Championship Tournament  is being held on July 19 this year at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course.


The tournament is open to Greenwich residents between the ages of 10-17.  Boys have three flights:  Ages 10-13 for 9 holes gold tees;  Ages 10-13 for 9 or 18 holes white tees:  Ages 14-17 for 18 holes blue tees.

Girls have two flights:  Ages 10-13 for 9 holes gold tees;  Ages 14-17 for 18 holes green tees.  Greenwich Independent Insurance pays for all the green fees.  Applications are available at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Pro Shop or on the course   website.  
  
Birdies, the restaurant at The Griff, is now open with full service for breakfast, lunch and dinner.    Call (203) 717-0678 or check out their  facebook page.

Parks & Recreation DeptWideNews

Department Wide News .....

For those who take the ferry and use the Arch Street parking lot, we have important information to share and a map to show the designated parking areas at the lot.  Please see the Ferry Users Guide to Arch Street Parking. 

 

Binney Park will be under going a pond maintenance dredging and bank restoration project this summer.  Click here for a press release from the Engineering Division of DPW.

 

As a reminder, when registering for programs or reserving facilities for the first time in 2017, each Greenwich household will need to provide proper proof of residency for the new year.

 

For information on park, beach, and tennis passes, click here.  You can also call (203) 622-7817 or email gnpnr@greenwichct.org.  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, July 26 at 6:30 PM at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course.  Much additional information can be found by viewing the Parks and Recreation page of the Town Website.  Office hours at Town Hall are weekdays, 8 AM to 4 PM, CLOSED Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

     
Joseph Siciliano, Director
Greenwich Parks and Recreation 

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In This Issue
Racquet Sports
Kamp Kairphree
Summer Soccer
Eastern Greenwich CC
Bendheim Western Greenwich CC
Griffith E. Harris Golf
Fireworks
Senior Center News
Parks & Recreation Foundation
Health Department News
Greenwich Farmer's Market
Special Recreation
Weather Cancellation Information
Recreation Credit & Refund Policy
Fireworks July 1 fireworks
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The Annual Town of Greenwich Independence Day Fireworks Displays will be held on Saturday, July 1 at Greenwich Point and Binney Parks.  In order that both shows operate smoothly and safely, we ask that you read and follow the guidelines at Greenwich Point Park  and Binney Park.     In case of rain, both shows will be held Sunday, July 2.
Quick Links
  

Senior Center News

The Greenwich Senior Center has many programs and services available.  Please click here  for the   July 2017   issue of  The Lantern.   
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.
Health Department News
The Health Department has important news to share regarding West Nile Virus.
Greenwich Farmers Market

The  Greenwich Farmers Market is open for the 2017 season.  It will be 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.
  Also, the Stamford JCC offers a unique summer experience for Pre-K to Kindergarteners and 3rd to 8th Graders with a variety of needs. Read more .
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.