March 29, 2018
Your semi-monthly Recreation activities information.
GREETINGS!

The Department of Parks and Recreation is still taking registration for many spring activities such as T-ball, baseball, soccer, swim lessons, and skateboard clinics. Programs are filling up, so do not delay in registering! Registration for summer activities such as day camps, tennis clinics, and more begins April 1st. Also, check out what is happening at our Civic Centers. See below for information on the new Greenwich Town Pool which is under construction at Byram Park. Help support the pool by buying a brick from the Junior League of Greenwich. Click here for a listing of the Town's special events that we are currently planning. Save the date of Saturday, April 21 for our annual Kite Flying Festival. Other special events taking place in the community this spring are listed in our Quick Links section. The Parks and Recreation office will be CLOSED Friday, March 30 for Good Friday.

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

Best Regards,
Sue Snyder, Recreation Superintendent
Summer Camps
Registration opens online April 1st for Greenwich residents to sign-up for our three 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. 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.
Greenwich Adventurers is a co-ed program for ages 8-15; Its home base is the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. The camp includes one special field trip per week for each group, and local beach days at Greenwich Point and Island Beach. The summer is split into two sessions, totaling 7 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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.

Spring Swim Lessons

Registration remains open for swim lessons 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. Limited openings remain. Classes began Saturday, March 24.
Greenwich Skatepark

The NEW Greenwich Skatepark, located at the foot of Arch Street is now open. Click here for the schedule of hours and fees. Registration is open 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.
Spring Soccer

Mighty Mites Spring Soccer will be held on Saturdays for ages 3-9 years. Registration is now open. 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

Registration is 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. Limited openings remain for all programs; in person registration only at the Parks and Recreation Office.

Tennis

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

Platform tennis are closed for the season.
Kite Flying Festival

The annual Kite Flying Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 beginning at 11:00 AM at Greenwich Point. The event is co-hosted by Parks and Recreation, Greenwich Arts Council, the Indian Cultural Center of Greenwich, and Smart Kids Toys

Spring & Summer Events

Save the date of Monday, May 28 for the 54th running of the Jim Fixx Memorial Day Races.
The Summer Concert Series schedule is now available. Save the dates of your favorite entertainers!
Also, the Town of Greenwich Fireworks Displays date is set for Saturday, July 7 with a rain date of Sunday, July 8.

CT Boating Course

In conjunction with the Greenwich Marine Police, America's Boating Club of Greenwich is offering a Skilled Boater Course, Saturday May 5 or June 9 at Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place.

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

Part-time Recreation Leader
Swimming Instructors
Lifeguard and LG Supervisor
Pool/Beach Manager and Assistant Manager
Beach Crew
Boat Crew
Park Ranger

Check back for more listings. Applicants must apply online.
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

The EGCC has much lined up for April including Friday night Roller Skating, ladies strength and conditioning classes, Green Moon Children's Art Studio, Wednesday Painters Group, Tennis for Tots and more. Special events for April include the Annual Glass Show and Sale, LifeLine Health Screening, Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, and the Teak Furniture Sale to name a few. For additional information on these and other activities, see our April Newsletter .

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

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. Abilis works in schools, civic organizations, and with families throughout Fairfield County. Their events are posted on their website calendar.

The Stamford JCC offers 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.

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

Senior Center News

The Greenwich Senior Center, located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, has many wonderful recreation programs. Download their April 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.
Coming in Summer 2018! The Greenwich Pool at Byram Park!
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; CLOSED Friday, March 30 for Good Friday. 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, April 25 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