Guilford Parks & Recreation Department in Guilford, CT

Guilford Facilities, Parks & Beaches

Guilford has many beautiful parks, beaches and sports fields maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in renting Jacobs Beach Pavilion or a sports field, please go to the Policies & Forms Page for a facility use or room reservation form.

A reminder that according to Town Code Section 214-2 (N) – Dogs, except for Seeing dogs, or other pets are prohibited from town property, unless they are on a leash or lead a maximum of seven feet in length and under control of the owner/keeper at all times.  Dogs or other pets are also prohibited from digging and destroying lawn or vegetation or causing an annoyance to other property users.  In addition, owners/keepers are required to remove and dispose of any animal defecation immediately from the property.

Schools

Adams Middle School

  • 18.2 Acres
  • Basketball and Little League Fields
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court with Lights
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms

Baldwin Middle School

  • 44 Acres
  • Little League Fields
  • Lacrosse Practice Area
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Sledding and Trails

Cox Elementary School

  • 21 Acres
  • Little League Fields
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Covered Basketball Court
  • 2 Playgrounds

Guilford High School

  • 34.5 Acres
  • Softball Field
  • Baseball Field
  • Synthetic Turf Field for Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Football
  • Fields for Soccer and Lacrosse
  • Football Field with Lights
  • Track and Practice fields
  • Concessions

Guilford Lakes Elementary School

  • 12.2 Acres
  • Little League Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Courts with Lights
  • Playground

Calvin Leete School

  • 19 Acres
  • Little League Field
  • Soccer Fields
  • Basketball Court and Playground

Melissa Jones Elementary School

  • 10 Acres
  • Little League Field
  • Playground
  • Basketball Hoop
   

 

Parks & Beaches

Jacobs Beach

Located on Seaside Avenue, Guilford, CT.

  • 25 Acre Beach
  • 2 Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Court
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Bath House
  • Boat Racks also available
  • Accommodates a 430' Beach for Swimming

Lake Quonnipaug

Located on Route 77 North of Route 80, Guilford, CT.

  • 41 Acres
  • Accommodates a 314' beach for Swimming and Fishing
  • A great place for Camping and Picnics
  • Bath House is also available
  • Kayak and paddleboat rental.
  • Opened weekends from Memorial Day until June 19th from noon-5:00p.m.
  • June 24 - Labor Day the schedule is as follows: Monday-Saturday 9:30a.m. - 7:30p.m. and Sundays11:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.
  • Daily fees: $7.00 per resident $10.00 per non-resident (Children 5 and under free)

Bittner Park

Located on Route 77 3 miles North of Route 1.

  • 136 Acres
  • Skate Park
  • Concession Stand
  • Trails for Cross Country Skiing, Horses, Hiking and Bike Riding
  • Restrooms
  • Softball & Soccer field with lights
  • 3 Little league fields
  • Playground
     

Chaffinch Island

Located at the end of Chaffinch Island Road,
Guilford, CT.

This 22 acre park is a great place for fishing and picnics. Location includes:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Kayak Access

Peddlers Park

 

  • 30 Acres
  • Access to Westwoods Trails

Chittenden Park

Located off of Seaside Avenue 100 Yards from Jacobs Beach, Guilford, CT.

  • 14 Acres
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • 4 Bocce Courts
  • Access to Long Island Sound
 
     

Mill Pond

Located at the intersection of North River an
Cherry Streets.

This 1 acre parcel offers recreational opportunities for those who enjoy ice skating and fishing.

Long Hill Park

Located on Long Hill road (formerly owned by Fonicello Property), Guilford, CT.


10 acres accommodates fields for:

  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Field Hockey

Town Green

  • 7.7 Acres
  • Monuments
  • Benches
  • Special Events

 

Additional Facilities
The following is a list of parks and beaches within Guilford that, while not maintained by the Guilford Park & Recreation Department, offer recreational amenities to the public.

Guilford Marina

  • 2.4 Acres
  • Mooring
  • Slips
  • Fishing
  • Water Views

Timberlands

  • 588.5 Acres
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horses
  • Cross Country Skiing

Northwoods

  • 750 Acres
  • Trails
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers

Westwoods

  • 100 Acres
  • Hiking, Biking, Horses, Cross Country Skiing

Grass Island

  • 29.6 Acres
  • Fishing, Bird Watching

Shell Beach

  • 0.5 Acres
  • Clamming

Guilford Golf Course

  • 10 Acres
  • Scenic 9-hole course
   

 

32 Church Street • Guilford, CT 06437 l (203) 453-8068 Ph l (203) 453-8456 Fax

 

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