Registration open Wednesday for Darien Parks & Rec programs, beach permits

A horseback riding program at Mead Farm, is part of Darien Parks & Rec’s offerings.

 

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for the residents of Darien.  Registration for programs takes place online at www.darienct.gov/parkrec, at the Parks and Recreation office located in Town Hall, or through the mail.  For more information please call the office at 203-656-7325.

Spring and summer brochure

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration for 2019 spring & summer programs, as well as the sale of 2019 beach permits, will begin on Wednesday, March 6 online at www.darienct.gov/parkrec.  Program registration and beach permit sales will also be accepted starting March 6th in-person in Room 110 of the Darien Town Hall or through the mail.

Program offerings are now accessible online. 

Winter

Youth Programs

February vacation camps: The Parks and Recreation Department and Overtime Athletics have joined forces to bring this fun-filled camp to the youth of Darien.  Camp will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22. Parents have the choice of registering for all five days from 9 to 4 p.m. for $290, all five days from 9 to Noon for $160 or daily from 9  to 4 p.m. for $65/day. This sports camp for children ages 5 to 12 includes instruction in the fundamentals of such traditional sports as basketball and soccer as well as utilizing Overtime Athletics signature curriculum incorporating non-traditional sports such as kickball, relay races, and cooperative games.  The camp will be held at the Darien Town Hall. Camp fee includes snacks —full-day participants should bring lunch each day.

Tiny Tots soccer:  Blue Wave Kickers’ Tiny Tots Soccer engages children in physical activity while developing their motor and basic soccer skills.  Mommy & Me classes are offered on Saturday mornings and classes for children ages 3 to 5 are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  Classes start the week of Jan. 28.

Blue Wave Kickers Little Athletes:  Blue Wave Kickers staff will help your child build confidence and self-esteem by playing fun games built around sports such as soccer, basketball and t-ball.  This program will run on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for six weeks in the Town Hall gymnasium beginning Jan. 30. The fee for this program is $120 for Darien residents; $144 for non-residents.

Horses 101:  Introduction to horses will be offered at Mead Farm in Stamford this winter.  Each session will include a half-hour horseback riding lesson in the outdoor ring and ½ hour horsemanship class covering general horse care, grooming, tacking & untacking.  Participants must fill out a waiver packet before first session. Lessons are offered on Sundays starting March 3 to 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Program fee is $290; $348 for non-residents.

Coding in Minecraft:  This class is more than just “mining” and “crafting” in Minecraft. Students will learn a range of coding concepts like loops, functions and conditionals using JAVA to create MODs for the game. This is a fun introduction to object-oriented programming.  Classes meet Mondays from March 4 to 25 in room 205 of the Mather Center. This program, for children ages in grades 2 to 5, will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The fee for this program is $130 for Darien residents; $156 for non-residents.

Adult Programs

PiYo:  PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Equipment required: Mat, Water bottle. Classes will be held in the Town Hall gymnasium Thursday mornings for 6 weeks from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. starting Jan. 31.  Program fee is $90 for Darien residents; $108 for non-residents.