Parks & Recreation


  • Cherry Lawn Pickleball Courts Closed for Painting - Tuesday, October 3rd

    The pickleball courts will be closed from approximately 9am on Tuesday, October 3rd until 9am on Wednesday, October 4th for painting. Please learn more here.

  • Darien Rocktoberfest for all ages! - Saturday, October 7th (rain date 10/8)

    Join us at Highland Farm for live music, games, business/craft vendors, food trucks, pedal carts, contests, an inflatable corn maze and more!  Tickets required for entry. Learn more about Rocktoberfest.

  • Super Mario Brothers Movie -  Friday, October 6th

    Grab your family & a blanket and join us at Highland Farm for this free movie event. Movie starts at 6:30pm!

  • All A-Bout Fencing - Starts Friday, October 6th

    Ages 6-16: Join us for 4 weeks of Fencing Oct. 6-Oct.27 and learn the basics of bladework, footwork and bouting tactics... Registration required, learn more

  • Free Paddle Tennis Kickoff Camps - Sunday, October 1st!

    Get your paddle on at Weed Beach as we kick off the season with free camps for youth from 2-3pm and adults from 4-5pm.  All equipment will be provided but pre-registration is required

  • Youth Piano Lessons - Mondays This Fall!

    This revolutionary piano program builds a musical foundation and creates a hobby that will last a lifetime! Join us for 9 lessons starting October 2nd at the Darien Mather Center. Register here for Fall Piano Classes

  • Fall & Winter Program Registration is Now Open!

    Registration for all fall & winter programs began on August 23rd. For a complete listing of program offerings, please take a look at our brochure

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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