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).
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.
Resident registration for all 2019 Spring & Summer programs begins on Wednesday, March 6th at 8:30 AM online, in the Parks and Recreation office, or by mail. Non-resident registration begins on March 13th. 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 online or drop off the form(s) to be processed with mail-in registrations.
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 missed class. Make-up classes are not provided for classes missed by participants.
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 a 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.