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Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Fairfield Warde High School, whose building was built in 1955, has been three public high schools over the past 55More years.

The high school was known as Andrew Warde High School from 1956 to 1986 when it was one of two public high schools in town.

When the town closed Roger Ludlowe High School in 1987, leaving the town with only one public high school, Andrew Warde High School was renamed Fairfield High School.

In the late 1990s, the town, reacting to enrollment projections that forecast 2,600 to 2,800 public high school students in 2012-13, decided to reopen the old Roger Ludlowe High School in 2003, and Fairfield High School was renamed Fairfield Warde High School.

Enrollment at Fairfield Warde High School is 1,280 students (March 2010 figure) and is projected to peak at 1,513 students in 2015-16. The capacity at Fairfield Warde High School is listed at 1,400 students.

Some of the notable alumni of the high school include Richard Belzer, an actor and graduate of Andrew Warde High School in 1962; J.J. Henry, a professional golfer who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1993; John Mayer, a musician who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1995; and James Blake, a professional tennis player who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1997.

Advanced placement classes at the high school in 2009-10 included computer science, economics (micro and macro), English language and composition, English literature and composition, calculus AB, calculus BC, statistics, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. history, modern European history, U.S. government and politics, American studies, French, Latin, Spanish and studio art.

The mascot at Fairfield Warde High School is the mustang.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened in the fall of 2003 as a second public high school in town when enrollmentMore projections forecast that the town would have from 2,600 to 2,800 high school students in 2012-13.

The high school opened in a building that had housed Roger Ludlowe High School, which closed in 1987, and Roger Ludlowe Middle School from 1998 to 2003.

Before the town opened Fairfield Ludlowe High School, it built a 200,000-square-foot building on the Ludlowe campus which is now home to Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School initially had only freshmen and sophomores and was considered at that time as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School on Melville Avenue, which was the only high school in town after Roger Ludlowe High School closed in 1987. The high school on Melville Avenue was renamed Fairfield Warde High School after Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened.

Enrollment at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is 1,423 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,844 students in 2015-16.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 1,400 students, and its building was built in 1949. The building underwent a complete renovation before Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened for the 2003-04 school year.

Advanced placement courses at Fairfield Ludlowe High School include Computer Science, Economics (micro and macro), English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Modern European History, U.S. Government and Politics, American Studies, French, Latin, Spanish and Studio Art.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School's headmaster is David M. Ebling and its mascot is the falcon.

Fairfield Senior Center Park
100 Mona Ter, Fairfield, CT 06824

This 12-acre park is adjacent to the 100 Mona Terrace building that houses the Fairfield Senior Center and thatMore formerly housed Oldfield School, a public elementary school.

The park includes playground equipment and a full-size grass field that is used for soccer and lacrosse.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of town fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Residents in the early and mid-2000's tried to convince town officials to reopen Oldfield School to alleviate overcrowding at nearby Sherman School, but town officials resisted the effort. Sherman School is now the only elementary school south of the Post Road and has nearly 500 students.

Eagle Hill-Southport
214 Main St, Southport, CT 06890

Eagle-Hill Southport, which opened in 1985 in a building that formerly housed Pequot School, a public elementaryMore school, is a school designed for bright, capable students who are experiencing academic difficulties because of a specific learning disability. The school is designed to offer these children a chance to develop a foundation of academic competence, enhance their self esteem and interact successfully with their peers.

Eagle-Hill Southport is in a building owned by the Southport Conservancy, a neighborhood group, and the school has students from 22 communities, with Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport and Wilton having the largest representation.

Tuition in 2009-10 is $38,350, and financial aid is available.

Pequot School closed in 1972.

Veres Street Park
275 Veres St, Fairfield, CT 06824

Veres Street Park, 3.6 acres at 275 Veres St., includes a field for youth softball or Little League, playgroundMore equipment and picnic tables.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Town Hall Park
725 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

The Town Hall Park, located at 725 Old Post Road, consists of a small soccer field (140 feet by 70 feet) behind theMore Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall. The soccer field is used by first- and second-graders.

Town land records don't differentiate Town Hall Park from the overall Town Hall Complex, which is 14.3 acres.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of town fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Dover Park
140 Stevenson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

Dover Park, 2.4 acres at 140 Stevenson Rd., includes a Little League field, playground equipment, a picnic pavilionMore and picnic tables. Adult softball and baseball isn't permitted in the park.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given in the following order: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities, Fairfield public school-sponsored activities, youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents, and any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Highwood Park
330 Palamar Dr, Fairfield, CT 06825

Highwood Park, 4.5 acres at 330 Palamar Drive, includes a Little League field, outdoor basketball court andMore playground equipment that was installed by Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids in 1998.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Gould Manor Park
655 Holland Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Gould Manor Park, 13.2 acres at 655 Holland Hill Road, includes two Little League fields, playground equipmentMore installed by Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids, a local non-profit organization, in 2003, tennis courts, three picnic areas with grills, and restrooms.

The park also has a pond that is used by the Police Athletic League for its fishing derby in the spring, and, in the winter, by Fairfield residents for ice skating. The town advises residents when the pond is safe to be skated on.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Residents can use the tennis courts on a drop-in basis or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department to reserve them. People with reservations have access to the courts before people without reservations. Residents can reserve two hours of court time a week, up to a week in advance, from May 1 through Sept. 30. There is no fee to reserve a court.

Residents also can reserve use of a picnic area by calling the Parks and Recreation Department, and permits will be granted to groups that are at least 75 percent Fairfield residents. One permit per day is allowed.

Gould Manor Park is located just under a bridge from The Home Depot.

Owen Fish Park
1443 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

Owen Fish Park, an 11-acre park at 1443 Stratfield Road, includes a baseball diamond; softball diamond; tennis court;More playground equipment installed by Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids, a local, non-profit organization, in 1998; a picnic area; ice skating pond; and restrooms. The softball diamond cannot be used if the baseball diamond is in use.

The park was named after the only Fairfield resident to be killed in action in World War II and also is home to the American Legion Lt. Owen Fish Memorial Post 143.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of town fields by any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event requires a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities; Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, specialty shows, camps, clinics, lessons/specialty coaches and tournaments, is $50 per hour.

The regulations also say that any field can be closed by Gerald Lombardo, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, at any time and to any activity.

Residents can use the tennis courts on a drop-in basis or can reserve them, from May 1 through Sept. 30, by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191. Residents may reserve two hours of court time per week, up to a week in advance, and there is no fee for making the reservation.

Residents can reserve the picnic areas by calling the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will only be given to groups who are at least 75 percent Fairfield residents. Only one permit per day is allowed, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.

People interested in renting the American Legion building should call 203-374-8363.

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