Recreation Department

To our Stratford Recreation Families,
Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order extending closures, distancing, and safety measures – including schools, restaurants, bars, retail stores, gyms, and other establishments – through at least May 20, 2020.

Due to this mandated closing, we have pushed Summer Camp Registration to JUNE 1 at 8am. Please know Stratford Recreation will be ready for summer camp and programming when the state re-opens. If you have any questions please call the office 203-385-4052 between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. You can also email us at recreation@townofstratford.com.

The safety of our community is of paramount importance. We will all work through this very unpredictable time together.


Recreation Office Hours 2020
    Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
The Recreation Department is no longer open evenings or Saturdays.

Beach Stickers for non-residents are $250 season pass or $20 per day Monday - Thursday and $40 per day Friday - Sunday and holidays for Long Beach and Short Beach. For those residents with new cars or leased vehicles, a car registration or tax bill and a driver’s license must be shown to obtain the stickers at the Recreation Office at Birdseye Complex 468 Birdseye Street Stratford.

The mission of the Recreation Department is to provide quality, affordable recreational services to enable the entire community to utilize their leisure time, and to enhance the quality of life. We provide individuals with facilities and programs through which they have an opportunity for social interaction, to improve their physical conditioning, to develop new skills, and to enjoy safe, wholesome, and satisfying activities. We also establish cooperation with community and area agencies to complement, or supplement their services.
The Department reserves the picnic pavilions at Short Beach and Boothe Park as well as the Boothe Park Dining Hall.

Recreation Department offices are closed for most major holidays.   

The Stratford Recreation Department staff is certified in CPR and first aid.

All Recreation Department programs are open to everyone in Town. Any individuals with a disability who need special assistance to participate in the programs should contact the Recreation Office.

ALL PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION

The Recreation Department Staff has made every effort to prepare this website as accurately as possible and to frequently update it.  However due to publication deadlines, program listings/information may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc.  We apologize in advance for any errors or for any inconvenience these errors may cause. 


The Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard and American Express.


Contact Information

Amy Knorr
Superintendent of Recreation

Stratford Recreation Department
 468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Email: recreation@townofstratford.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/STFDREC

Follow Us On Twitter: @StrfdRec

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 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday

The Recreation Department is no longer open evenings or Saturdays.