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Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreational activities and celebrating cultural and seasonal events for the enjoyment of the people of Meriden.  For more information about upcoming recreation events, please contact the Parks & Recreation staff at 203-630-4259.


Public Swim Schedule: 

 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
 Saturday & Sunday Noon-3:00 pm

Recreation Services sponsors a number of City leagues and recreational teams through subsidies, promotions, and use of facilities: 

South Meriden Youth League
Ed Walsh Little League
Jack Barry Little League
Meriden Girls Softball League
Meriden Soccer Club
Meriden Junior Football
Meriden Boys Club Cuno Basketball League
Meriden Boys Club King Youth Soccer League
Meriden Intermediate League
American Legion Baseball
Meriden Amateur Softball Association
Meriden Men’s Basketball League
Meriden Silver Fins
Meriden Intermediate League
Meriden Girls Basketball League


Programs offered by Recreational Services:

Program Location 


 Outdoor Swim Program  Hubbard Park

 June 24, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Daily from 12 noon to 6:45pm

 Indoor Swim Program

 Maloney High School

10/04/2016 - 05/25/2017
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 3 pm

 Summer Playground Program

 Sites include:
Thomas Hooker School
John Barry School
Habershon Park
Baldwin Park

 June 26, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

 Summer Fun Runs  Platt High School Track

 June 28, 2017 - August 16, 2017
Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

 Summer Water Park   City Park

June 17, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Monday - Friday  Noon - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Silver Lights Display  Hubbard Park
 City Hall
 Broad Street Monuments

 Tues. Before Thanksgiving

January 2, 2017

Annual cultural and special events sponsored by Recreation Services include:

 Month Events Location
 Tradition Run 
 Martin Luther King Breakfast
Hubbard Park
 Castle Craig Playhouse Dinner Theatre
 Walk for Warmth
Senior Center
 March  Mayor's Marketing Round-Table - Playful City USA Application 
 Elks Sports Night
 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 Opening of Hunter Golf Course 
 Activity Line 

 East -West Main Streets
 Hunter Golf Course 
 Meriden Rotary Club 5K Road Race & Kids' Fun Run 
 Meriden Little League Opening Day
 Easter Egg Hunt
 Daffodil Festival 
 Meriden Arts Council Theme Show
 Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
 Lions Club Palm Sunday Brunch
Hubbard Park 
 City Parks
 Hubbard Park
 Hubbard Park

Platt High School
 Mayor's Spring Clean-Up
 Memorial Day Parade
 Miss Puerto Rico Pageant
 Quinnipiac River Clean-Up
 Week to Remember-Senior Expo
 Probus Annual Education Awards Night
 East-West Main Streets
 Hubbard Park
 Quinnipiac River

 American Cancer Society "Relay For Life"
 Flag Day Ceremony 
 Watch Fire
 Special Day for Special People
 Black Unity Expo
 St. Stan’s June Fest
 Lion’s Club Duck Race 

 Platt High School
 City Hall 
 American Legion
 Hubbard Park
 Hubbard Park
 St. Stan's Church

 4th of July Fireworks &  BBQ
 Puerto Rican Cultural Festival 
Hubbard Park
 Hubbard Park  
 Rotary Golf Tournament
 Jeff Boucher Auto Bike & Truck Show
 National Night Out
 Hunter Golf Club
 Meriden HUB Fairgrounds
City Park
 Meriden Arts Council Art Festival
 United Way Day of Caring
 Meriden Boys Club Golf Tournament 


 Hubbard Park
 Hunter Golf Club 

 Halloween at City Hall
 Lion’s Club Golf Tournament
 Make A Difference Day
 Meriden Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

City Hall

 Veterans Day Ceremony
 Silver Lights Lighting Ceremony
 Kiwanis Kapers
 Maloney/Platt Stoddard Bowl
 YMCA Community Dinner
 Broad St. Monuments
 Hubbard Park
 Maloney High School
 Falcon Field
 Christmas in the Park   
 Santa Letters
 Meriden Arts Council Holiday Fair
 Franciscan Christmas Fair
 Silver Lights Festival  
 Christmas in the Village  
 YMCA Community Dinner 
Hubbard Park   

 Hubbard Park

 South Meriden

Recreation Services is responsible for a number of permits and seasonal passes:

  Swim tags - To participate in either the indoor or outdoor swim program, Meriden residents must purchase swim tags.  Tags cost $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under the age of 18.  They are valid for the entire calendar year in which they are purchased.  They can be obtained at the Liberty Street office, and must be shown to gain admission to any of the swim program sites.

Fishing Permits - Fishing is permitted in Crescent Lake (Giuffrida Park) by special permit only.  Permits cost $5.00 for the season and can be obtained at the Liberty Street office.

Facility Request Forms - Persons wishing to use or reserve a parks facility, field, or piece of equipment must complete a facility request form at the Liberty Street office.  This privilege is for Meriden residents only, and fees may apply depending on the nature of the request.