Parks and Recreation Departments are municipal organizations that provide programs, activities and facilities to promote community engagement, healthy living and that enhance quality of life. Individuals of all ages and interests can participate in recreation, leisure, leagues, special events, sports and more.
Older adults and people with disabilities can utilize programs operated by local Parks and Recreation Departments for opportunities to socialize and network, spend time with family and friends and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. As public entities, all programs are required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide equal access.
Activities organized by the Parks and Recreation Department may also be geared toward special interests and hobbies and provide educational resources and programs for children.
In addition to municipal parks, the State of Connecticut maintains parks and beach areas for public use.