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Parks and Recreation Department

News & Notes


Paddle Tennis Courts are open - reserve a court!

We have 5 terrific paddle tennis courts at Weed Beach.  Residents can reserve a court online, 7 days in advance....MORE

Darien Health Department's Update on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) - October 16th, 2019

Please click on the link for important updates.  Please note that the Health Department is NOT recommending the curtailment of planned outdoor activities but precautions should be taken...MORE

Future Stars Basketball - Thursdays starting October 17th!

This after-school basketball clinic for all abilities runs for 8 weeks and stresses excellence, education, practice and discipline, all in a fun-filled atmosphere....MORE

Sew Much Better (ages 7-9 & 10-12) starts Thursday, October 17!

In this class you will make a poncho from scratch to take home. This course introduces basic sewing skills like choosing fabrics, using a pattern and learning how to use a Sewing Machine...MORE

Fall & Winter Brochure - registration is underway!

Check out all of our fall & winter program offerings....MORE

Smoking Ban in all Darien Parks - Effective July 19th, 2019

No person shall use, carry or smoke a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe, any type of e-cigarette or vaporizer or other smoking material....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

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