May 15, 2018
Your semi-monthly Recreation activities information.

Registration for summer swim lessons at the new Town pool is open on-line. Registration for activities such as day camps, ramp camp, summer soccer, pickleball, tennis clinics, and more is on-going. Please note that the early bird discount rate for camp ends on June 1. Soon we will be accepting summer baseball and tennis tournament registration. Plus, check out events happening at our Civic Centers.

Information is provided below on special events that we are planning, including the Jim Fixx Memorial Day running races, concerts in the parks, and fireworks. The Greenwich Farmers Market opens Saturday, May 19 at the municipal parking lot on the corner of Horseneck Lane and Arch Street. It will be open through mid-December each Saturday from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM.

The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall and both Civic Centers are CLOSED Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Greenwich Recreation... We make your free time, fun time!

Best Regards,
Sue Snyder, Recreation Superintendent
Jim Fixx Memorial Day 5 Mile Road Race & Kids 1/2 Mile Track Race
Save the date of Monday, May 28 for the 54th running of the Jim Fixx Memorial Day Races. The 5 mile running race begins on Greenwich Avenue by address 239 Greenwich Avenue. The scenic course runs through the streets of central Greenwich and Bruce Park and ends on the track at Havemeyer Field.

Register now online. Pre-registration fees are $30.00 for the 5 mile race and $15.00 for the Kids 1/2 mile race. Race day fees increase to $40.00 for the 5 mile race and $20.00 for the 1/2 mile race.
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Summer Camps Registration
Early Bird discount rates through May 31!
Registration is open online for Greenwich residents to sign-up for our day camps. Register prior to June 1st to pay the early bird discounted rate!

Kamp Kairphree is a co-ed program for children ages 5-12. It operates out of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich on Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Busing is provided to and from camp from specific bus stops. There are four two-week sessions. Campers rotate between the EGCC and two locations at Greenwich Point Beach. Plus, each Wednesday, campers go to Island Beach by ferry.
Music and Art Camp is for those children entering grades 4 through 9. Music Camp is Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to noon. There is a pre-requisite of at least one year of study with an instrument, except for the Beginner Band section. Art Camp has morning and afternoon options, Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 PM. Afternoon Art is only open to those enrolled in morning music. The program runs for five weeks.

Adventurers is CLOSED as we reached capacity.

Summer Soccer
and Baseball

Soccer Extreme will be holding two one-week Summer Soccer programs for youth ages 4&5 and ages 6-12.
We also offer a Summer Baseball program. Ages 6&7 and ages 8&9 are co-ed; whereas ages 10-12 is for boys. Registration begins May 21.

Greenwich Skatepark

The NEW Greenwich Skatepark, located at the foot of Arch Street is open. Click here for the schedule of hours and fees. Registration is now open for Summer Ramp Camps and Clinics for youth ages 6-14 years.
Summer Swim Lessons at the new Greenwich Pool in Byram Park

Youth swim lessons for ages 4 and older will be held for three sessions at the new pool. Classes will be held in the mornings from Monday through Thursday with a rain date on Fridays. Registration is now open on-line. For additional details, click here. Those wishing to register must have a 2018 Park Pass.
Tennis and Pickleball

The Tennis Summer Schedule is available for youth and adult clinic instruction held in June and July. Tennis passes are needed for play on all 36 public park and school courts. Registration does not begin until June 1, but information is available now for the annual Town Tennis Tournament

Registration is open for Summer Pickleball held on the platform tennis courts. For additional summer pickleball opportunities, click here.
Summer Concert Series

The Summer Concert Series schedule is now available. Save the dates of your favorite entertainers! The kick-off concert will be The Bob Button Orchestra on Wednesday, June 27 at Binney Park. All other Wednesday night concerts will be at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park beginning at 7:15 PM.
We have Sunday afternoon and evening events as well.
Fireworks at Greenwich Point and Binney Parks

The Town of Greenwich Fireworks Displays date is set for Saturday, July 7 with a rain date of Sunday, July 8.

The Parks and Recreation Department has job opportunities for summer programs. Applicants must apply online. Posted positions include, but are not limited to the following:

Swimming Instructors
Head Swimming Instructors
Part-time Recreation Leader
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

The EGCC has much lined up for May including Friday night Roller Skating, ladies strength and conditioning classes, Greenwich Archery, Tennis for Tots and more. Open gym time is also available for basketball and other activities. Call the Civic Center for times. For additional information on these and other activities, see our May Newsletter .

Coming in June...American Red Cross Safety Town and a Teak Furniture Sale.

The EGCC 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 email. Download a Civic Center Brochure. The EGCC is located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich.
Bendheim Western Civic Center

We have several opportunities this summer including Momentum Kids Theater Camp, Film Makers Ink mini-camps, and Mad Science Summer Programs. The Dance Pointe has many programs on-going throughout the year.

Adults can participate in exercise classes. Open Co-ed Adult Volleyball is held Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 PM; the drop-in fee is $4 per evening. Adults can also drop-in to play Pickleball. Open gym hours are available for basketball and other activities; see the schedule on our website.

For general program information, download the BWGCC Brochure. The BWGCC is available for rent and located at 449 Pemberwick Road; phone (203) 532-1259.
Special Recreation

Abilis meets the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Their events are posted on their website calendar.

The Stamford JCC offers inclusive programs such as Unified Sports Program for ages 6-15 and a Zumba class for ages 12 and up. They have an inclusive summer day camp called Hand in Hand.

Greenwich Special Olympics offers sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual or physical challenges. Read more.
Health Department News

Greenwich Health Department has important information to share regarding ticks. Make sure you protect yourself and your family from exposure and diseases caused by tick bites. Also, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. See the list of activities happening in southwestern CT.

Senior Center News

The Greenwich Senior Center, located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, has many wonderful recreation programs. Download their May Senior Newsletter.
Credit & 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.
Parks and Recreation Foundation
The Greenwich Parks and 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).
Through the Parks & Recreation Foundation, one is able to donate to the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.
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 emails notifying you of changes.
Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
The weather has finally turned nice again as it seems we have moved from winter directly into summer. The golf course is in excellent shape and the golf balls are flying again. Due to The Grff's reputation for friendliness and course excellence, we have been honored by being selected to host the 2018 MGA Public Links Championship on Wednesday, June 20 of this year. This tournament is the oldest public links championship in the country. Golfers from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey will be vying for the title by playing 36 holes that day. The general public is welcome to come and watch at no charge. Our selection as the host for this prestigious tournament shows how well thought of our course is among the golfing community in the tri-state area and makes all of us at The Griff very proud. Residents may join our course by going to our website ( where our membership application can be found, or they can come to the course any day to do so. Check the website for proof of residency required with your application.
Parks & Recreation Department Wide News...
Complete information about Park Pass Renewals and Password Updates is available on our website. As a reminder, proof of Greenwich residency is required once each calendar year for all Parks and Recreation programs. The primary account holder is required to provide two current proofs of Greenwich residence. Acceptable forms of proofs with resident name and Greenwich address are as follows: residential lease, utility bill (gas, electric, water, oil), phone, internet and/or TV service bill (NO cell/wireless phone bills), credit card or bank statement (NO mortgage statement) or valid Driver's License or CT State ID card. All participants, under 25, require a birth certificate or passport on file. All non-residents must provide identification and proof of address. Thank you!

The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is generally open for business hours on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM . 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, May 30 at 6:30 PM, at the Keegan Conference Room at Town Hall. Much additional information can be found by viewing the Parks and Recreation page of the Town Website. The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is CLOSED Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Joseph Siciliano, Director
Greenwich Parks and Recreation
Greenwich Parks & Recreation | Recreation Division | (203) 618-7649 |