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Parks and Recreation Department

News & Notes
7/29/2020 - Beach Access Updates


Outdoor Grit Ninja Camp - week of August 17th - ages 5-8 & 9-11!

The Grit Ninja has packed up equipment and is ready to turn Casey Field at Cherry Lawn Park into a unique Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course....MORE

Updated Beach & Parks Policies

With things changing almost daily, please stay up to date with our beach and park policies....MORE

ThumbSUP kayak & paddleboard rentals and lessons @ Weed Beach!

We have teamed up ThumbSUP to offer kayak & paddleboard rentals & lessons at Weed Beach this summer....MORE

Summer Programs & Camps

We have been working hard to bring you in-person summer programs and camps including pickleball lessons, tennis lessons, soccer camps and much more.  Please search our online offerings here...MORE

2020 Beach Permits on Sale!

Car permits for the 2020 beach season are currently for sale online.  Permits will be mailed out in 1 - 3 business days...MORE

Darien Parks & Recreation Response to COVID-19

With things changing daily, please make sure to check our updates on programs, parks and events.  We wish you and your family good health ...MORE

Mission Statement

The mission of the Darien Parks and Recreation Department is to nurture active and passive recreational activities within existing Town parklands; to maintain clean and attractive facilities, and to adjust and expand both the recreational programs and parklands to meet the recreational requirements of all residents in a cost effective manner.

The primary goal of the Department is to provide an environment which promotes and encourages the enhancement of individual lives through the social, physical, mental, and emotional benefits of participation in physical activity or passive involvement within the parks.

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Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Office
Room 110 
Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road

Phone: (203) 656-7325 (203) 656-7325

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed Holidays

Pamela Gery, CPRP
Director of Parks and Recreation

Jim Coghlan, CPRP
Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation

Jami Gore
Recreation Program Supervisor

Jeanne Foulds
Office Administrator

Tara Cochran
Program Secretary

Valerie Muller
Program Secretary

James E. Flynn
Supervisor of Parks Maintenance

Park Maintenance Staff
Sandy Rich - Turf Maintainer
Edwin Acevedo 
Keith Bennett
Mitchell Katrick
Mike Moretti
Mike Staff