The Town of Darien has been incorporated in May 1820. Originally part of Stamford, the area was known as Middlesex Parish since 1737, which is reflected on the Town Seal. Today, Darien is mostly a suburban residential community with no industrial enterprises.
Read more about the history of Darien at the Town History page. For quick facts about the Town infrastructure, please see the section below.
Quick Facts about the Town of Darien
Total Area: 23.4 square miles (where Land Area constitutes approximately 12.9 square miles, and Water Area, mainly the Long Island Sound, constitutes approximately 10.5 square miles)
Population: 20,732 (2010 census)
Voting Districts: 6
Please refer to Voting in Darien webpage for more information
Town Recreational Facilities
- Baker Park
Features: Baseball Field, Playground, Walking Trail
- Cherry Lawn Park
Features: Community Garden, Nature Center, Tennis Courts, Playground, Baseball Field
- Mather Fields
Features: Baseball Field
- McGuane Field
Features: Baseball and Softball Fields
- Pear Tree Point Beach
Features: Sandy Beach, Picnic Area
- Stony Brook Park
Features: Walking Trail
- Tilley Pond Park
Features: Promenade, Pond with Seasonally Operated Fountains
- Weed Beach
Features: Sandy Beach, Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Playground, Picnic Area
- Woodland Park
Features: Walking Trails
For further information on recreational opportunities in the Town of Darien, please visit Darien Parks and Recreation webpage. It has the most up-to-date schedules of activities and features an online registration system.
Other Recreational Facilities
- Darien Ice House - Indoor Ice Hockey Rink: 55 Old Kings Highway North
- Darien YMCA: 2420 Boston Post Road
- Darien YWCA: 49 Old Kings Highway North
- Please find the list of Darien Community Organizations here.*
*Please note that the list of Darien Community Organizations is posted on Darien LocalWiki, which is a website anyone can freely contribute to. Hence, there is a possibility some of the information might be inaccurate or outdated.
Houses of Worship
- Please find the list of Darien Houses of Worship here.
last updated: June 21, 2019.