Darien's Park & Rec Department offering tennis reservations, beach permits

Beach sale permits for Weed Beach, above, and Pear Tree Point Beach are currently on sale for the summer of 2017. Stickers may be purchased online at darienct.gov/parkrec or at Town Hall. Last year’s permits are valid through May 31. — Susan Shultz photo

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.

Tennis court reservation system  is open

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department announces the 2017 tennis court reservation system for select courts at Weed Beach and Cherry Lawn Park.  Requests will now be accepted from Darien individuals and Darien not-for-profit groups to reserve courts in blocks of time for play.  Daily reservations are no longer accepted, however, courts not reserved by block request will be available to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis free of charge.  Block requests will be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office through March 20.  Requests will be drawn via lottery system where each request is classified according to size. The system will be identical to Darien’s paddle tennis block lottery.  Fees for block court time are payable in advance upon approval of the permit requests.  Request forms and regulations are available at the Parks and Recreation office or may be obtained online at www.darienct.gov/parkrec.  Please call 203-656-7325 for more information.

Beach permits on sale  

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department is currently selling 2017 park permits and boat launch stickers.  These permit stickers allow entrance into Weed and Pear Tree Point Beaches and are available to Darien residents and taxpayers.  Stickers may be purchased online at www.darienct.gov/parkrec or at the Darien Town Hall, Room 110.  2016 permits are valid through Wednesday, May 31.
Beach security guards will be on duty starting Monday, April 17 at Weed Beach and Friday, May 26 at Pear Tree Point Beach.  A valid permit is required for entrance to the beaches starting on these dates.  For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at 203-656-7325.