Program & Activities

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for pre-school age residents to senior citizens. In Darien, there are many private recreational service providers that each attempt to reach their own niche in Darien. The Parks and Recreation Department attempts to meet the needs and interests of the residents of town which are not met by the private groups in town.

Programs presently offered by the Parks and Recreation Department: (Please note that some of these programs are season-specific). 

Guitar Lessons Girls Indoor Soccer Vacation Camps
Tiny Tots Soccer Golf Lessons Adult Drop-in Volleyball
Pee Wee Tennis Piano Lessons Adult Drop-in Basketball
Junior Tennis Lessons Safe Boating Courses Junior Paddle Tennis Lessons
Future Stars Basketball Boys Indoor Soccer Adult Tennis Lessons
Horseback Riding Lessons & Camps Blue Wave Kickers Soccer Camps Red Cross Swim Lessons
Adult Paddle Tennis Lessons Future Stars Baseball Little Scientists
Tennis Camps Overtime Athletics Sports Camp Future Stars Cheerleading
Floor Hockey Boot Camp for Kids Flag Football Camps
Lego in Motion 
Lego Robotics Adult Boot Camps
Karate Running for Fitness Golf Camps
Dog Training Adult Yoga
Blue Wave Kickers Soccer Academy
Little Athletes Girls Yoga Women's Indoor Soccer 
 Bus Trips
 Winter Indoor Tennis @ Kings Highway
 PIYO

Important Information About Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to set a minimum and maximum for each program to ensure instructor to participant ratios are maintained. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment.  Make-up classes are not provided for classes missed by participants. 

Registration

Resident registration for all 2018 Fall & 2019 Winter programs begins on Wednesday, August 29th at 8:30 AM onlinein the Parks and Recreation office, or by mail. Non-resident registration begins on September 5th. Payments must be made in full at the time of registration. Mail-in registration does not guarantee program availability. In an effort to be fair and equitable, the Parks and Recreation Department will process one registration form per person. Individuals with more than one form may re-enter line or drop off the form(s) to be processed with mail-in registrations.

Inclement Weather

If programs are postponed, every attempt is made to re-schedule. You will be contacted by the Parks and Recreation Department or by the course instructor to re-schedule the misses class.   Make-up classes are not provided for classes missed by participants.

Program/Class Refunds

If a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be given. For any other reason, refunds will be granted up to one week from the start of the program less a $15 administration fee. If cancellations are made within one week of the program start date, only 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after the start of a program.

Bus Trip Refunds

If a Bus Trip is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be given.  PLEASE NOTE: when buying seat on a bus tour, there are NO REFUNDS unless we have a waiting list and the seat can be filled.  Once you buy a seat on a particular trip it is your seat and you can transfer this seat to a friend or family member as long as you call the department with their contact information as well.  In some cases, the travel companies we work with offer Trip Insurance for an additional fee.  Please inquire with our office if the trip you are signing up for offers this.  Keep in mind, we will do our best to help fill your seat and if we are successful, refunds will be granted up to one week from the start of the trip less a $15 administration fee.

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department strives to meet the recreational needs of the Darien residents. Please feel free to contact the office for program ideas, 203-656-7325.

Do you have any program ideas? Can you teach a program? What do you want the Department to offer? Please, call the Darien Parks and Recreation Department to make your ideas a reality.