WEED BEACH PARK
The Future of Weed Beach!!!
GREAT NEWS! WEED BEACH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WILL BEGIN WITH MOBILIZATION AUGUST 15th!
Bathrooms and outside showers will remain available until August 28th
Pear Tree Beach will be open until September 30th with bathhouse facilities while Weed enters into mobilization. Parking at Weed Beach will be limited during construction
The Darien Park and Recreation Commission has been developed a comprehensive plan to revitalize the park. The plan has been approved by the RTM, P&Z, the Board of Finance and the Board of Selectmen but was put on hold in 2008 with the unstable economy along with all other Town capital projects. Funding has recently been released so the project can move forward.
Part of the plan was the waterfront playground installed in the park during June 2009. Approximately $250,000 of private funds were raised by "Playground by the Sound", a 501c3 not for profit, lead by a dynamic group of residents, allowing this phase of the project to move forward.
The remainder of the plan includes:
- New bathhouse/restrooms/concession adjacent to the playground
- New paddle tennis operations building
- New sidewalks connecting sections of the beach property
- New "greener" parking ares with much more landscaping and less asphalt
- Landscaping throughout the park
Please click here to be redirected to the Weed Beach Building Committee's website. Here you will find a complete listing of meeting dates, minutes, and further information on the Weed Beach Master Plan.