Adult Athletics and Fitness

All program registrations take place at the Recreation Office at Birdseye Complex unless noted in the description. All Programs Subject To Change. Non residents may take particular classes at an additional $5 fee or $10 fee for leagues.

League schedules, scores and standings can be found at

Updated April 6, 2018

Stratford Community Concert Band

The Stratford Community Concert Band was founded in 1961, providing area musicians of all ages and skill levels
with a place to rehearse and perform together.  Current members range in age from middle-schoolers to middle-agers,
to seniors, and represent a wide variety of professions.  The common bond has always been a love of music.

The band performs annual gazebo concerts on Paradise Green, along with a Holiday concert, with occasional
other engagements as they arise.

There are no auditions for membership and there are no fees for music or rehearsals. The only requirements for
continuing membership are average performing ability on a standard band instrument and reasonable regularity in
attending rehearsals.  Band meets at Stratford High School from 7:30-9:30pm Tuesday evenings. To inquire about membership, please contact us at or at (203) 714-6137.

Tentative Concert Dates:

            Tuesday, June 12 7:00pm at Paradise Green (rain date June 14, 7:00pm)

            Tuesday, July 10 7:00pm at Paradise Green (rain date July12, 7:00pm)

Summer Concert Series

Held at Paradise Green (unless noted) on the following (tentative) dates:

Raging Gracefully – Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm (rain date June 21)  rock n roll

Connecticut Symphonic Winds – Tuesday, June 26, 7:00pm (rain date June 28, 7:00pm)

*The Baron’s – Tuesday, July 17, 7:00pm (rain date July 19, 7:00pm)  DooWop, Motown

Nashville Drive Band – Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 pm (rain date July 26, 7:00 pm)  Country

Fools on a Hill Band - Tuesday, July 31, 7:00pm (rain date Aug 2, 7:00pm) Beatles

Vinny & Ray Band - Tuesday, August 7, 7:00pm (rain date August 9, 7:00pm) Afro Cuban Latin

*Kathy Thompson Band – Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 pm (rain date August 16, 7:00 pm) 

Reentry Band - Tuesday, August 21, 7:00pm (rain date August 23 7:00pm)  Classic Lite Rock

Signature Band - Tuesday, August 28, 7:00pm (rain date August 23, 7:00pm)

Slammin Band – Tuesday Sept 4 7:00 pm (rain date Sept 6, 7:00 pm)  R&B, Funk

The Bernandette’s – Tuesday September 11 7:00 pm (rain date September 13, 7:00 pm) 

  • Moonbounce and Shriners Clowns will be at the Green




The Stratford Recreation Department, with Silver Mill Tours, is offering the following bus trips in 2018:


April 21           9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory                   $149

April 22           Hyde Park with lunch at Eveready Diner                                              $115

April 28           West Point Parade Review with lunch at Thayer Hotel                        $143

May 12            Albany Tulip Festival                                                                            $  89

June 16            Lobster Bake in Gloucester & Rockport on Cape Ann                         $159

June 16            Erie Canal Cruise & lunch at Waterfront Grill                                     $159

June 24            Newport Flower Show                                                                         $107

June 24             Harlem Apollo Theatre with lunch at Sylvia’s Restaurant                  $159

July 14             Martha’s Vineyard with island tour                                                      $139

July 28             Kennebunkport, ME Lighthouse & trolley tour                                   $129

July 29             Cape Cod Live Music Cruise & lunch                                                 $149

July 31             Newport Playhouse – Lobsterfest & show                                           $159

Aug. 4              Plymouth, MA Whale Watch                                                               $109

Aug. 5              Saratoga Races                                                                                     $107

Aug. 10            Portland, ME – city tour, lobster lunch & ocean walk                          $163

Aug. 12            Boston Pops in Hyannis with harbor cruise                                         $159

Aug. 19            Berkshire Cottages tour with lunch at Red Lion Inn                             $153

Sept. 8             9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory                   $149

Sept. 16           Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise with lunch                                         $135

Sept. 22           Bourne Scallop Festival                                                                         $105

Sept. 22           Brooklyn & the Bridge                                                                           $115

Sept. 30           Hudson Valley Garlic Festival & River Foliage Cruise                         $109

Oct. 3               Newport Playhouse – Surf & Turf  buffet and show                           $169

Oct. 6               New Hampshire Fall Foliage with cruise & lunch on scenic train ride $189

Oct. 13             Boston Freedom Trail & Constitution Cruise with Quincy Market       $109

Oct.14              Vermont Fall Foliage with dinner at the New England House              $169

Oct. 21             Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island                                                           $  99

Oct. 28             Salem, MA with Witch Museum & Cry Innocent                                 $109

Nov. 10            Kittery, ME Lobsterbake at Fosters & holiday shopping                      $129

Nov. 10            Philadelphia Food Tour with samples                                                  $119

Nov. 18            Radio City Christmas Show with lunch at Carmine’s                           $199

Dec. 8              Sturbridge Village Christmas (includes 4-course dinner) *4-9pm        $159

Dec. 9              Newport Mansions – Christmas at the Breakers                                    $  99

Dec. 16            A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre                                $173

Bus departs from the Perry House parking lot (1128 West Broad Street).  Specific itineraries will be mailed to you within one week prior to the trip. 
All Sales are Final! Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through Travel Insured International. Register online at
or download a Participant Waiver Form and mail it in with a check payable to the Town of Stratford, or in person at the
Recreation Department Office (468 Birdseye Street).  There is a $5 additional fee for non-residents.

Spring Adult Tennis Clinics              422360           Section 41, 42

Adult lessons will be on Tuesday May 8 –June 5 at Stratford Academy. They will meet from 6:00-7:00pm for
Beginner/Advanced Beginner and 7:00-8:00pm for Low Intermediate/Intermediate. Fee is $105 for five weeks.
Registration is March 27-May 6
. Minimum of three to have class.

Stratford Tennis Association

The following is the 2018 tentative STA Calendar of Events:

  1. Mystery Mixed Doubles Social Round Robin.  Saturday May 12th

    1 P.M. to 4 P.M. at the Flood Tennis Courts.

  2. Mystery Mixed Doubles Social Round Robin.  Saturday June 9th

    10 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Flood Tennis Courts

  3. 45th Annual Stratford Town Tennis Tournament.  Saturday June 16th to Monday July 2nd at the Flood Tennis Courts.

  4. 2018 Stratford Local Qualifier for the Connecticut Open Family Classic.  Saturday June 16th to Monday July 2nd
    at the Flood Tennis Courts.

  5. Mystery Mixed Doubles Social Round Robin.  Saturday July 21st

    10 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Flood Tennis Courts.

  6. Mystery Mixed Doubles Social Round Robin.  Saturday September 1st

    10 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Flood Tennis Courts.

    The final 2018 STA Schedule and Entry Form will be available in late April of 2018.  2017 STA members
    will receive same by email or mail.  Others can receive same by email request to   


Senior Citizen Rate is 50% off for all fitness classes unless indicated otherwise.

Kickboxing  524180 Sections 34, 35, 36

Class is on Monday, Wednesday nights from 6-7pm at the Birdseye Complex. Class is for ages 12 and older.
Cost $60 for twice a week. Drop in rate is $10 a class. Session 1 starts January 22- March 7 with registration
January 4 – 20.  Second session begins March 19-May 2 with registration February 29-March 18.  
Session continue throughout the summer every six weeks. No class on Feb. 19.


Tai Chi for Adults               524960     Section 01,05,06,11

Offering an introduction to Tai Chi for Adults, program promoting health and wellness.  Classes will be held on
Wednesdays from 5:45pm – 6:45pm on February 7 – March 14 at the Baldwin Center for 6 weeks. Registration
begins January 17 – February 6.  The fee for this 6 week program is $70.  The second session will begin April 4th
with registration starting March 14th.  The third session will begin May 30 and this session will be at Pav. #2 in
Short Beach with rain dates to be held at the Birdseye Complex.  Registration is May 9. 
The fourth session will begin July 25th and registration will begin July 2nd.

Yoga              525200 Sections 02,06,35,36

Yoga relaxes as well as strengthens the body and develops concentration.  Beginner Class meets on Tuesday
from 6:00-7:30pm and the Adv Beginner Class meets 6-7:30pm on Thursday at the Baldwin Center.  Session I will
begin the week of March 13th & 15th thru May 15th & 17th.  Registration begins February 26th – March 14th. Fee is $90
for the 10-week session.  Session II will begin May 29th & 31st thru July 31st & August 2nd. Registration begins
May 7th – May 28th.   



Coed Beach Volleyball League  122280           Section 01, 02  $175 Fee due by May 4

The Coed Beach Volleyball League plays May-August on Wednesday nights at Short Beach.  The organizational
meeting is at the Birdseye Complex on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00pm.


Ladies Softball League                 122100           Section 30    Taking sign-ups.  Please call office

The league plays on Thursday nights at Short Beach.  The league team meeting is April 5 at 6:30pm at the
Birdseye Complex.

Men’s ASA Softball League         122100           Section 10  $100 deposit due by April 18

The league meeting of team representatives and individuals will be Monday, April 2, at 7:00pm at the Birdseye Complex.  All games will be played Mondays and Wednesdays.


“Play for grown people is recreation – the renewal of life, for children, it is growth –
the gaining of life.” – Joseph Lee

Come join Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist, David Wright, for informative spring and summer discovery walks, “Exploring Natural Stratford – Forest to Shore”.  Walk Stratford’s shore and trails and see them as you have never seen them before.  Walks are free.  Advanced Registration requested.

Activity # 449910

Stratford, Natural-ly
Nature Walks & Hikes - Winter/Spring 2018



Location of Walk


Meeting Location

Winter Beach Walk 03


Long Beach/Pleasure Beach


parking lot at Long Beach

Bald Eagle Observation 13


Shepaug Dam Fee $15


commuter lot at Ryder's Landing.

Winter Beach Walk 07


Short Beach


Main Pavilion at Short Beach

Spring Forest Walk 24


Roosevelt Forest


Forest parking lot

Old Postal/Stratford History 22


Elm Street - Stratford Center


St James Church just off Main Street

Greenway Walk 08


Greenway Walk


DeLuca Field lot near Greenway entrance

National Trails Day Walk 11


Judson House History Walk


Judson House on Academy Hill Road

Peck's Mill Walk 19


Peck's Mill to The Dock


parking area E Main Putney and Main St

Town Park Walk 16


Wooster Park


Wooster School lot on Freeman Avenue


NEW Bike Club
The Stratford Bike Club and Stratford Recreation Department are sponsoring Bike Rides April - August.  The ride is
open to all levels and ages although all 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
All bicycle riders under 16 must wear a helmet and it is recommended for all riders.  Maps will be available on the
Facebook page:


Additional Links

Contact Information

Patricia Patusky
Superintendent of Recreation
Stratford Recreation Department
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615


Voice: (203) 385-4052
Fax: (203) 381-2072
Permits: (203) 385-4053
Youth Programs: (203) 385-4129
Cancelations: (203) 385-4129

Recreation Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday – April 21 through September 29