Category: Parks and Recreation

Farm Day at Samuel Smith Farmstead

The event is Sunday, July 19th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Bring the kids or grandkids to see sheep, oxen and chickens that were used to provide food, fiber and fertilizer on the farm. Learn what life and work was like… Read more >

Theater Under the Shell Pop Up Summer Stock Theater!

Come to an East Lyme/Niantic Summer Favorite! Theater Under the Shell Pop Up Summer Stock Theater! Enjoy a classically witty and intimate Comedy “Private Lives” by Noel Coward. Sit safely distanced, wear masks and bring your chairs and picnics! What… Read more >

Parks and Recreation Update

The East Lyme Parks and Recreation Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on June 11, 2020 made the following policy adjustments for entrance to Town of East Lyme Beaches (McCook Point Park, Hole in the Wall, Niantic Bay Beach @… Read more >

Park and Recreation Summer Camp: Canceled

Please see the attached letter regarding the cancelation of our Summer Camp for this year. If you have any questions you may call the parks and recreation office at 860-739-5828.

Park and Recreation Memorandum for Beaches

Please see the attached memorandum from the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding our beach operations for this summer. Beach passes for Residents/Taxpayers will go on sale starting Monday, May 11th and we plan to sell them from 9AM-3PM Monday through… Read more >

Social Distancing in our parks (Updated 3/30)

COVID-19 Parks and Recreation Update as of 3/30/2020  Dear Parks and Recreation Friends, Participants and Neighbors,             We are certainly in some challenging and uncharted waters as far the impact the Coronavirus has had on our… Read more >

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 update

Dear Parks and Recreation Friends, Participants and Neighbors, We are certainly in some challenging and uncharted waters as far the impact the Coronavirus has had on our daily lives.  The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to work with our… Read more >

Touch A Truck

East Lyme Touch A Truck – Cancelled

The Thames West Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency is disappointed to announce that the East Lyme Touch A Truck scheduled for May 16, 2020 has had to be cancelled because of the Corona Virus. However, don’t despair! We will… Read more >

Niantic Fire Engine

Touch a Truck 2020 – Save the Date

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Thames West Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks & Recreation Department will co-sponsor our Thirteenth Annual Touch A Truck. This family event will take place from… Read more >

Touch A Truck

East Lyme Touch A Truck 2020 – Calling All Vehicles!

Calling all vehicles – Trucks (big, small, antique, brand new, or unique), Boats, Helicopters – we welcome you all. Now is the time for Vehicle Owners to register to participate in the THIRTEENTH Annual Touch A Truck to be held… Read more >

Our Town, One of the Best

How do we know? Here are some of the rankings we found for East Lyme and Niantic. One of the best school districts #16 in Connecticut and #1 in New London County Only In Your State calls Niantic Village the… Read more >

Issues and Answers – Joyce Beauvais and the Theater Under the Shell

In the latest issue of East Lyme Issues and Answers, Joyce Beauvais tells us about the Theater Under The Shell’s production of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers July 28-August 2 & August 4-5 at McCook Point Park… Read more >

Be a Volunteer!

Whether you are new in town or a lifelong resident, volunteering is good for both you and your town. According to Psychology Today magazine, volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more… Read more >