Sports & Recreation

The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees provides a host of physical and non-traditional activities geared to promote health and well-being for families and individuals through recreational activities. Our goal is to promote a healthy, safe, fun-filled environment that encourages a lifetime of wellness. 

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Indoor Tennis Flyer Children will be able to learn the basics of tennis.  Tennis is another way to keep our children active and healthy.  Tennis also helps with processing skills as it relates to problem solving off the court. See Flyer
Open Gym Schedule

Join us on one of our 11 sites. During Open Gyms the public can come into the gyms and play basketball and other planned sports. Please note the days that schools are closed and when there’s a planned activity already in the gym.

Youth soccer league - Ages 8-12

Join us for our brand new Youth Soccer League! This league is designed for kids aged 8 – 12 and for all skill levels. You can add a whole team into the league or come in as an individual and you will be placed on a team. Every kid that registers is automatically on a team!

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New Haven Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to take advantage some extraordinary trips that they have planned.  Round trip motor coach transportation is provided in the cost.   Bus Departure Location:  All trips will depart from the commuter parking lot located on exit 10 off Route 91, X-1 then left at the light.  North Haven Lot A (across from the NEW Yale New Haven Hospital & Health Tracks) For more information:  Please read this TRAVEL LETTER 

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9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory:

 (April 4, 2020)


(September 27,2020):



Start by ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit.  Immersive, floor to ceiling LED technology invites Guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York’s City skyline from the 1500's to the present day.  On the 100th floor of the Observatory, Guests will experience expansive, 360 degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond.


(October 20-25, 2020)

Experience the wonder and magic of Music City at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. There is never a shortage of things to do in Nashville. From MUSIC to Culture and the arts to FOOD and shopping, there is an “Only in NASHVILLE” experience waiting for you.


Free Open Swim is Oct 9th – June 6th     


John Martinez School:

Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm

Saturday’s from 10am-2pm   


James Hillhouse:

Thursdays 4pm-7pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

 Conte West Hills School: (Summer Only)

Swimming Lessons:


Join us for our swimming lessons. Our experienced lifeguards will teach you how to swim with various techniques. -

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School Name Address & Info
 Hillhouse High School (Year Round) 480 Sherman Parkway
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 Hill Regional Career (Summer Only) 

 140 Legion Ave 

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  Wilbur Cross High School (Summer Only) 181 Mitchell Drive 
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  Conte West Hills (Year Round) 511 Chapel Street
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 John Martinez School (Year Round) 100 James Street
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Pool Rules
NO Food or Drinks allowed on deck.
NO Shoes allowed on deck.
NO Running or horseplay on the deck or in Locker rooms.
NO Relieving of your bodily functions in the pool water.
NO Gum or foul language at all.
NO Horseplay or dunking of other people in the water.
NO Diving into shallow end of the pool.
NO DIAPERS children with swim diapers must wear rubber pants over swim wear.
SHOWERS must be taken with warm water and soap before entering the water.
SWIM CAPS must be worn to cover any long hair longer than ear length.
BATHING SUITS must be worn with netting, no shorts or cutoffs. You may wear a T-shirt in the water ONLY if it is WHITE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
PLEASE do not touch or hang onto other people while in the water.


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Lifeguard Training Course
Here is your chance to become a Lifeguard with the City of New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

Contact Information
New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees
720 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 946-8027

Volleyball League
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