January 31, 2018
Your semi-monthly Recreation activities information.
GREETINGS!

This issue offers new listings of many spring activities such as T-ball, baseball, softball, soccer, swim lessons, and skateboard clinics. It also offers a bird's eye view of summer activities such as day camps, tennis clinics, and more. Don't forget to send in your photos for the Snow Sculpture Contest! As usual, we provide detailed information on the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink and the many activities at the Civic Centers. The Health Department and Senior Center have some helpful information for you, as well. See below for photos of the new Greenwich Town Pool which is under construction at Byram Park.

A Press Release was recently emailed to our customers regarding Park Pass Renewals and Password Updates. Complete information 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!

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

Best Regards,
Sue Snyder, Recreation Superintendent
Spring Soccer

Mighty Mites Spring Soccer will be held on Saturdays for ages 3-9 years. Registration begins on February 12. Ages 9-12 years can play soccer on Saturdays with Soccer Extreme. Soccer Extreme also operates clinics on Mondays and Fridays after school in the spring for ages 4 through 12. You can register now at Soccer Extreme. All programs begin in April.
T-ball, Baseball, Softball

Registration is now open for Co-ed T-Ball which is for ages 4 and 5. Six year-olds can register for Small Fry I Baseball and seven year-olds can register for Small Fry II Baseball. We also have an instructional baseball league for ages 8 and 9, Junior Baseball.
Girls ages 7 and 8 can parcipate in our Softball Junior Division. Girls ages 9-14 can play in our Babe Ruth League in the 10U, 12U or 14U division.
Tennis and Pickleball

Registration is now open for Indoor Spring Pickleball. Adults can register for one, two, or three days per week. Save the date of Saturday, March 24 for the 4th Annual Greenwich Pickleball Round Robin Tournament.

Also, the Tennis Summer Schedule is now 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.
Spring Swim Lessons

Registration begins next week for swim lessons which will be held at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club pool. Youth ages 4 and up can register for 8 half-hour lessons from pre-school aged beginners through intermediate levels. Download the registration form. Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons beginning March 24.
Greenwich Skatepark

The NEW Greenwich Skatepark, located at the foot of Arch Street will re-open in the spring. Registration begins next week for Spring Skateboard Clinics for ages 6-12 years. Registration will open in April for Summer Ramp Camps and Clinics for youth ages 6-14 years.
Summer Activities
Information is now available for our summer camp programs such as Kamp Kairphree for ages 5-12; Greenwich Adventurers for ages 8-15; and Music and Art Camp for those children entering grades 4 through 8. Registration for these programs begins online for Greenwich residents April 1. Register prior to June 1 to pay the early bird discounted rate!
We will also be offering a Skatepark Ramp Camp at our newly constructed concrete skatepark, Swim Lessons at the new Greenwich Pool in Byram Park, and Summer Soccer Clinics.

Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Sorry, but registration for Session 2 of Skate School is closed. You can still take a private lesson or skate during a public session! The DHSR Brochure provides complete information on rink programs, hours of operation, fees, and more. Download important information on concussion safety. For a list of stick and puck sessions, click here.

The 2018 Greenwich Town Competition will be held Sunday, February 25. Read more. The rink will be closed for public skating on February 25.

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
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

The EGCC has much lined up for February including Friday night Roller Skating, ladies strength and conditioning classes, Green Moon Children's Art Studio, Wednesday Painters Group, and more. For additional information on these and other activities, see our February Newsletter. Coming in March... the Lion's Club Annual Pancake Breakfast and the Southern CT Model Train Show.

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

The BWGCC has many activities for winter such as Indoor Field Hockey for grades 1-5; SEW HAPPY winter sewing machine program; Youth Basketball Clinics for ages 5-10; Soccer With Aldwin for ages 4-7 and the many programs of The Dance Pointe. Adults can participate in Zumba classes and KG Fitness Boot Camp class. 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.

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

In cooperation with the Greenwich Arts Council, we present the 6th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest. Read more.
Cos Cob Preschool

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool program, licensed by the State of CT, is for 3 and 4 year-olds. Download a flyer. Register online or at the EGCC.
Special Recreation

Abilis meets the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Abilis works in schools, civic organizations, and with families throughout Fairfield County. Their events are posted on their website calendar.
The Stamford JCC has several recreation inclusion classes offered this winter; read more.

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

The Greenwich Senior Center has many wonderful recreation programs. Download their newsletter, The February Lantern. The Senior Center is CLOSED Monday, February 19.
Health Department News

February is Heart Month and February 2 is National Wear Red Day in support of women's heart health awareness. Also, the Health Department is offering reduced fee radon test kits through the end of February. Make sure your home is safe!
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.
Coming in Summer 2018! The Greenwich Pool at Byram Park!
Parks & Recreation Department Wide News...
The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is generally open for business hours on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The office is CLOSED Monday, February 19 for President's Day. 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, February 28 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.

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