Veterans Park, 8.2 acres at 909 Reef Road, includes a softball field, two tennis courts, six bocce courts, an outdoor…More 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.