The Fairfield Beach Residents Association, founded in 1955, is a neighborhood group interested in improving the…More quality of life for homeowners living in the area bordered by Fairfield Beach Road, Old Post Road, Beach Road and Reef Road.
The neighborhood group was originally known as the Fairfield Beach Road Association, but changed its name and expanded its geographic coverage in 1998.
The Fairfield Beach Residents Association addresses issues that include beach and creek erosion, litter, traffic and speeding, activities of town government, disruptive behavior and neighborhood safety.
The group's objectives in 2010 include supporting the court-ordered injunction against the Lantern Point Condominium Association, which was previously the location for heavily-attended and loud parties held by university students; pursuing noise abatement and greater speeding enforcement; supporting increased police patrols at Fairfield Beach and the Police Department's "zero tolerance policy" for disruptive behavior at Fairfield Beach; continuing beach and street cleanups; contributing to plantings and other beautification projects; continuing to represent the Fairfield Beach neighborhood at town meetings; and pursuing initiatives to address severe beach erosion along Fairfield's shoreline.
Membership dues are $50 for a basic (bluefish) membership; $75 for a starfish membership, $100 for a sandpiper membership and $25 for those who have special circumstances.
Membership dues help to pay for annual litter cleanups, plantings, insurance, the mailing of newsletters, acquisition of crime statistics, legal fees and other expenses related to the neighborhood association's work on behalf of the neighborhood.
The Fairfield Beach Residents Association's mailing address is P.O. Box 513, Fairfield CT 06824.
The location given here for the Fairfield Beach Residents Association is Fairfield Public Library, where the group holds its annual meeting in September.
Henry Rowland Park, at 880 South Benson Road and next to the parking lot for Jennings Beach, includes "The…More Sandcastle," a large wooden playground that was built in 1996 through the efforts of volunteers and corporate sponsors.
The park also has picnic tables and shade trees.
The area that encompasses The Sandcastle is one or two acres; town land records include Henry Rowland Park in the overall 27 acres for Jennings Beach.
A beach sticker is required to park in the Jennings Beach parking lot from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
The Gaelic-American Club, established in 1948, offers a wide range of activities in its 74 Beach Road facility,…More including Irish music, literature, genealogy, dance and theater.
The members-only club, which accepts people of Irish descent who have been sponsored by a club member, recently expanded its facility, which includes a kitchen, pub area, banquet room, billiards room and library.
Club activities, some of which are held off-site, include a Fairfield Gaelic Pipe & Drum Band; 25 Card Game; Monday Night Musicians, a program of how to play instruments associated with traditional Irish music; an Over 40 Soccer Club; Genealogy Group; Glee Club; Irish Literature Group; lessons in Set Dancing; luncheons and trips with the GAC Seniors; Bowling League; and Family Fun Nights.
The club awards scholarships to graduates of Fairfield high schools who pursue higher education.