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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.

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.

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.

Veterans Park
909 Reef Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Veterans Park, 8.2 acres at 909 Reef Road, includes a softball field, two tennis courts, six bocce courts, an outdoorMore volleyball court, playground, picnic tables, grills and restrooms.

Regulations of the town's Parks and Recreation Department state that use of the softball field 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.

The bocce courts may be reserved by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191 or may be used on a drop-in basis. People without reservations must give way to people who have reservations.

Reservations for the picnic area, which includes the bocce courts, may be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Department. Permits will be granted to groups when at least 75 percent of the members are Fairfield residents. Only one permit per day is allowed and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Residents may reserve use of the tennis courts by calling the Parks and Recreation Department or can use them on a drop-in basis. Residents may reserve two hours of court time per week, up to a week in advance. There is no fee for making reservations, and permits will be issued from May 1 through Sept. 30. People without reservations to use the tennis courts must give way to people who have reservations.

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.

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.

Parks and Recreation Department
75 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

The Parks and Recreation Department offers sports programs for youth and adults, schedules sports teams on townMore athletic fields, staffs town beaches with lifeguards, oversees operations at the town's two golf courses, operates the town fitness center, operates a teen theater program, offers sailing and swimming lessons, and runs summer playground, summer camp, after-school and pre-school programs.

The 2009-10 Parks and Recreation Department budget includes four subcategories for waterfront and marina, the Penfield Pavilion complex, South Pine Creek Golf Course and H. Smith Richardson Golf Course.

The main budget for the Parks and Recreation Department in 2009-10, which mostly includes salaries for a director, assistant director, two recreation coordinators, a secretary and an account clerk, as well as seasonal payroll and maintenance accounts, totals $826,830. Revenue from swimming lessons, use of the Tennis Center and the winter tennis concession, the rental of facilities and fees for non-residents in adult sports leagues is estimated at $219,000.

The Penfield Pavilion complex budget, which is mostly designed to cover seasonal employment, utilities and maintenance, totals $103,945, with revenue from the rental of changing rooms and sailboat racks, private parties at the complex and concession fees estimated at $208,000.

The Waterfront and Marina budget in 2009-10, which mostly includes seasonal payroll and maintenance, totals $458,444.

The combined budgets for the South Pine Creek Golf Course and H. Smith Richardson Golf Course total $1.7 million, and revenue from those golf courses is $2 million.

Administrative offices for the Parks and Recreation Department are located at 75 Mill Plain Road.

Tunxis Hill Park
225 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Tunxis Hill Park, 25.6 acres at 225 Melville Ave., includes a Little League field, baseball diamond, tennis court,More playground and restrooms.

The park, in the late 1970s/early 1980s, was considered by town officials for a recreation complex that would have included a municipal swimming pool, something the town lacks.

Town boards approved funding for the project, but residents organized a referendum challenging the Representative Town Meeting's approval of the funding request. The referendum wasn't successful, but the closeness of the vote convinced then-First Selectman John J. Sullivan to ask the RTM to rescind its approval of the funding request, and the recreation complex and municipal swimming pool were never built.

The town has tried several times since then to build a municipal swimming pool, but abandoned its plans in the face of opposition from residents who lived near the proposed sites who were worried about traffic and noise.

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 court on a drop-in basis or by making a reservation with the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191. Residents may reserve two hours of court time per week, up to one week in advance. There is no fee for making a reservation, and reservations can be made from May 1 through Sept. 30. People who do not have reservations must give way to people who do.

South Pine Creek Recreation Area
250 Old Dam Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

The South Pine Creek Recreation Area, 78.5 acres at 250 Old Dam Road, includes the town's Par 3 Golf Course, , aMore nine-hole, par 27 course; the Kiwanis baseball field; Sullivan Football Field, which becomes two small-sized soccer fields (140 feet by 70 feet) for first- and second-graders in the spring; the Tom Haydon Softball Field, which also functions as a Little League field; a field for soccer and lacrosse; a concession stand; and restrooms.

Lights at the Tom Haydon Softball Field can only be used for games by leagues organized in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department.

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.

The Par 3 Golf Course costs $7 a day on weekdays and $9 a day on weekend days and holidays for residents with a Golf I.D., which can be purchased for $35. Discounts on daily play are offered for residents at least 62 years old and residents from 10 through 17 years of age.

Residents who are at least 62 years old can play on the Par 3 Golf Course at a rate of $6 a day on weekdays and $8 a day on weekend days and holidays with a Golf I.D., which costs $35.

The cost for residents who are from 10 through 17 years of age is $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekend days and holidays with a Golf I.D. The Golf I.D. costs $25 for residents who are 10 through 17 years of age.

Non-residents are charged $14 a day on weekdays and $18 on weekend days and holidays, unless they are at least 62 years old, in which case the rates are $12 on weekdays and $16 on weekend days and holidays, or from 10 through 17 years of age, in which case the rates are $12 on weekdays and $16 on weekend days and holidays.

Sturges Park
550 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Sturges Park, 12.5 acres at 550 Mill Plain Road, is next to the Ludlowe campus, which includes Roger Ludlowe MiddleMore School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Sturges Park includes a softball field and full-sized multi-purpose playing field and is a popular venue for sledding in the winter due to the hill that leads from the school buildings down to the park.

The softball field is used by Fairfield Ludlowe High School's girls softball team, and requests to use the field during that team's season can be made by calling the Board of Education's Reservations Department at 203-255-8374. When the team's softball season is over, use of the field can be requested by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field, due to its size, can be used only by youth softball teams.

The multi-purpose field is used by the Board of Education for football, lacrosse and soccer. Requests to use that field can be made by calling the Board of Education's Reservations Department at 203-255-8374.

Parks and Recreation Department regulations require, for fields under that department's jurisdiction, that a permit be obtained before the field can be used 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. 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.

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

Rugby Park
3 Rugby Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Rugby Park, 4.2 acres at 3 Rugby Road, is a neighborhood park with playground equipment installed by Safe Parks andMore Recreation for Kids, a local, non-profit organization, in 2001, picnic tables and a small grassy area.
CARQUEST Auto Parts
125 Kings Hwy E, Fairfield, CT 06825
CARQUEST Auto Parts is an ASE-certified auto parts specialist. It supplies replacement products, accessories, equipment,More tools, fluids and special orders for cars, buses, trucks and recreational vehicles.
Fairfield Ice Academy
85 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Ice Academy, located in the complex behind the recreational center, has two rinks available forMore private and group skating lessons and hockey training. Lessons range from beginner to adult, and skates are available to rent for a small fee. Fairfield Ice Academy also opens its rinks to the public for open skating during the week and on weekends. 
Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services
16 Sherman Ct, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services specializes in business and life and health insurances, as well as personalMore insurance for homes, automobiles, recreational vehicles and more. The company has been in business for more than 22 years and has since expanded to four total locations, with the main office in Ridgefield and two smaller ones in Stamford and Fairfield.
Sullivan McKinney Elder Housing
224 Meadowbrook Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Sullivan McKinney Elder Housing is an apartment building for the elderly that was established in 1990. The buildingMore contains independent apartments, as well as assisted-living apartments. The center offers social and recreational services, laundry services and a mail room. 
Lincoln Park
455 Jackman Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825
Lincoln Park consists of 1.26 acres located at 455 Jackman Ave. The park includes playground equipment installed by SafeMore Parks and Recreation for Kids, a local, non-profit organization, in 1996, a large sandbox and picnic tables.
Drew Park
180 Melville Dr, Fairfield, CT 06825

Drew Park, 4.5 acres of undeveloped land, is mostly used for passive recreation and includes trails.

The parkMore is named after George Drew, a longtime superintendent of parks in Fairfield.

The town identifies the park as being at 180 Melville Drive, but its location might better be described as behind the football field at Fairfield Warde High School.

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club - Stratfield Clubhouse
2475 Easton Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825
The Stratfield Clubhouse is a community center at the First Presbyterian Church. The location offers a wide range ofMore programs for Wakeman members, including for kids in third through eighth grades. Some programs include sports, recreation, fitness, arts, after-school programs and more. Check its website for details on the clubhouse or for information on getting involved.
Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids
75 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids, established in 1994, is a non-profit organization dedicated to renovating andMore rebuilding playground and recreational facilities in Fairfield neighborhoods.

SPARK says volunteers from each project's neighborhood take responsibility for the bulk of fundraising and equipment installation.

SPARK cites as its accomplishments renovation and construction projects in Lincoln Park, Highwood Park, Owen Fish Park, Melville Park, Rugby Park, Gould Manor Park and the Ash Creek Open Space. The group also installed a popular sprinkler park and shade pavilion at Lake Mohegan and was a major contributor to construction of The Sandcastle, a wooden playground in Henry Rowland Park next to Jennings Beach.

SPARK says recent grants supported the installation of bleachers at Tomlinson Middle School; two picnic tables in Tunxis Hill Park for Fairfield National Little League; a garden greenhouse at Hillel Academy of Fairfield; a climbing wall at Riverfield School; an organic vegetable garden and fencing at Sherman School; and dance facilities at Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

SPARK says it also contributed funds to playgrounds at the Early Childhood Center and the following elementary schools: Jennings, Sherman, McKinley, Riverfield, Stratfield, North Stratfield, Holland Hill and Osborn Hill.

SPARK is seeking new volunteers. For information, call Brian Nerreau at 203-256-8915.

SPARK lists its mailing address as P.O. Box 1358, Fairfield, CT 06825. The address listed here is for the town's Parks and Recreation Department, which works with SPARK on projects.

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