Recreation in Greenwich
Greenwich has acres and acres of parks and recreational sites available for its residents. A full range of traditional and popular sports and pastimes are available, including golf, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, lawn bowling, croquet, and many more.
North Street, Greenwich / Entrance: On North Street., 1/2 mile north of Merritt Parkway
The Town of Greenwich maintains this 297 acre parcel in its natural state. Trails are well marked and allow for hiking and cross-country skiing across and through ponds, streams, and meadows. Open daily during daylight hours. Picnic area and free parking.
Bible Street Park
Bible Street, Cos Cob
Bible Street Park is a neighborhood park with athletic fields, a tennis court, and playground. It is within walking distance of Cos Cob School, Cos Cob Community Center, and the Montgomery Pinetum.
Sound Beach Avenue & Arch Street, Old Greenwich
Binney Park is the home of one of two annual Fourth of July fireworks displays in Greenwich. This park features a playground, four tennis courts, athletic fields, and lovely walking paths around the pond.
Bruce Park Drive and Indian Field Road, Greenwich
Bruce Park contains something for everyone. A picnic area, playground, fitness trail, and bowling green are joined by athletic fields, three tennis courts, and a picturesque pond.
Entrance on Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich
Picnic areas, a playground, two tennis courts, and athletic fields make Christiano Park a well-used neighborhood facility. It is within walking distance of Hamilton Avenue Elementary School.
Greenwich Common/Havemeyer Park
Entrance on Field Point Road, additional walking entrance on Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
In the center of town, Greenwich Common/Havemeyer Park is a great place to enjoy lunch or a walk after shopping on Greenwich Avenue. Lunchtime concerts are held periodically during the summer. Greenwich Common/Havemeyer Park also features athletic fields, a playground, and a running track.
Loughlin Avenue, Greenwich
Loughlin Park is a neighborhood park within walking distance of central Cos Cob’s shopping district. This park contains athletic fields, two tennis and two platform tennis courts, and a playground.
Mianus River Park
Entrance on Cognewaugh Road, 1/2 mile east of Stanwich Road, Greenwich.
Great hiking and picnicking in this open space
Bible Street, Cos Cob
Almost 100 varieties of conifers planted by Colonel Robert Montgomery are spread through this 62-acre park. Pinetum also has hiking trails, a garden center and library, a pond, and a picnic area. Meander through the adjacent Caldwell Wildlife Sanctuary, maintained by the Greenwich Audubon Society.
Pemberwick Road, Greenwich
Forty-four acres divided between tennis courts and playgrounds and two natural areas featuring meadows, cattail marshes, and woods.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Arch Street, Greenwich
Feel the breeze of the Long Island Sound while listening to the free summer concerts on Wednesday evenings during July and August. Ample parking for the Park and the Island Beach ferry is nearby.
William Street Park
A neighborhood park with a picnic area and playground.
Byram Beach offers numerous other attractions besides its location on the Long Island Sound: athletic fields, swimming pool, picnic area, playground, and three tennis courts.
Great Captain’s Island
The town-operated ferry’s half-hour ride takes you to a 17-acre island with beach, picnic area, and campsite (permit and reservation required for camping). A Greenwich beach card is required.
Tod’s Point (Greenwich Point)
Open year-round, this 147 acre beach has a concession stand and plenty of parking. A Greenwich beach card is required between April 1 and November 30. Bring your dogs from December 1 – March 30
Island Beach (Little Captain’s Island)
A 20-minute ferry ride takes you to this popular beach with picnic area, concession stand, playground and camp area (permit and reservation required for camping). A Greenwich beach card is required.
Griffith E. Harris Memorial Golf Course
King Street, Greenwich
An eighteen-hole golf course operated by the town Department of Parks & Recreation. Eighteen holes, putting green, pro shop, club house, driving range, and restaurant. Greenwich residents and their guests only.
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink
Sherman Avenue, Greenwich
This fully enclosed facility offers a wide variety of winter programs including group lessons, hockey clinics, youth and men’s hockey leagues, a town-wide figure skating competition, general skating sessions, and more. The rink has completed renovations to improve user comfort, safety, and accessibility.
OTHER INDOOR FACILITIES
Boys and Girls Club
Horseneck Lane, Greenwich
Youth programs year round, including summer camp.
Old Greenwich Civic Center
Harding Round, Old Greenwich
The civic center is home to numerous indoor and outdoor events, including antique shows, coin shows, and the wonderful Enchanted Forest sponsored by the Junior League. Indoor sports such as basketball are also available.
Western Greenwich Civic Center
Pemberwick and Glenville Roads, Old Greenwich
Offers continuing education classes, athletic programs for children, and preschool programs for children ages 3 to 5.
YMCA of Greenwich
50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Pool, tennis, and numerous youth programs.
YWCA of Greenwich
259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Numerous programs for youths, families, and the elderly. Pool and tennis on site.