Category: Parks and Recreation

Park Vendor Information

East Lyme Parks and Recreation has three separate vendor applications for vending rights within our parks, each providing sole vending rights to the park, with the exception of special events.The opportunities are McCook Point Park and Hole in the Wall… Read more >

Beginner Cowl Knitting Class (Virtual)

Our instructors will show you the basic techniques and get you started on an easy to conquer first cowl. Yarn can be solid or patterned.  You can get a self-striping yarn that makes you look brilliant in your knitting techniques… Read more >

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Field of Excellence Award

The East Lyme Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that Firehouse Field at Peretz Park was recognized by Pioneer Athletics as a 2020 recipient of the Field of Excellence award. The department has had three fields recognized as… Read more >

Feel Great, Recreate!

Here are some ideas to keep active, get outside and remain socially distant. Being outside, even for just 20 minutes, will reduce stress and improve your mental health. Please help keep our parks clean and leave the areas you visit… Read more >

East Lyme Grace Trail

Welcome to East Lyme Grace Trail® East Lyme has a new addition to its 0.8 of a mile walking trail situated at Samuel M. Peretz Park at Bridebrook. It is called Grace Trail. This self-guided walk was installed for the… Read more >

Learn to Knit Virtually!

We will be partnering with Twist Yarn Shoppe to host a virtual beginners knitting program beginning later this month! Classes will be instructed by Lisa Lord and Holly Buckley and can expect to learn to knit the Wheat Scarf (by… Read more >

Niantic Bay Boardwalk

When you start at Hole in the Wall Beach, you are urged to walk the entirety of the boardwalk and return via Main Street to your starting location. When you start at Cini Park, you are urged to walk Main… 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 >

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 >

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 >