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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This program is designed for beginners and advanced players. Learning and playing chess will help develop thinking skills, patience and thoughtfulness. It can contribute to academic performance and improve the ability to think rationally. Players will be able to compete in tournaments.
|Kids Arts and Craft Club - Salperto
Participants will be able to express themselves through the different kinds of projects. Arts and crafts enhances creativity, imagination and self-esteem.
|Kids Arts and Craft Club - Coogan||Participants will be able to express themselves through the different kinds of projects. Arts and crafts enhances creativity, imagination and self-esteem.|
|Saturday Science - Salperto
||Designed to give our participants hands on experience with everyday science. Science allows us to explore and discover new things.
|Saturday Science - Coogan||Designed to give our participants hands on experience with everyday science. Science allows us to explore and discover new things.|
||Designed to help teach the game of “pool”. Playing pool can help with focusing and paying attention to details. At the end of the program, players will participate in a tournament against others and walk away feeling confident about the sport.
|Family Paint Nights
||Whether you come with your family, or if you decide to come out by yourself or with friends. This program is designed to teach you how to paint on canvas using different techniques. The instructor will come up a theme and then demonstrate what has to be done to create your own “masterpiece.”
|Line Dancing - Coogan
||This program is designed for beginners and advanced line dancers. Our instructor will teach you step by step moves to all of the popular line dances. This program will get your heart rate up and have you shedding pounds also.
|Line Dancing - Martinez||This program is designed for beginners and advanced line dancers. Our instructor will teach you step by step moves to all of the popular line dances. This program will get your heart rate up and have you shedding pounds also.|
||This four week program is set up to give you the tools and techniques you would use to create a piece you would be proud of. Pottery improves spontaneity and self-expression.
Designed to help relieve stress by meditating. Yoga also is beneficial to maintaining a balanced metabolism, increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone. It also beneficial to mental and physical health.
|Cardio Kickboxing & Exercise
||Designed to help build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories while building lean muscle. Each work out is designed by our personal trainer to give you a complete workout.
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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|Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade “Broadway’s Longest Running Show”: (November 28, 2019)||Welcome the Holiday Season at one of the most beloved Holiday Events ever—the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This spectacular and colorful parade winds through the streets of Manhattan—in one of the Big Apple’s most eagerly anticipated events.|
|Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall: (December 10, 2019):||Lights twinkling on the tree, skaters gliding across the ice, carols ringing in the air—
And the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Be part of the holiday magic! For over 80-years, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, has
Continued to create lasting memories for generations of families that have made this Cherished Show a holiday tradition.
|A Capital New Year’s Eve Washington DC: (December 30, 2019-January 1, 2020):||New Year’s Eve in Washington, DC is truly spectacular. From the National Christmas Tree to Holiday displays, your favorite music, ice-skating at an outdoor rink, Stroll through “Seasons Greetings” at the US Botanical Gardens, the District is a great place to spend some time during the holiday season.|
|Maple Sugaring in the Berkshires & Norman Rockwell Museum:(March 15, 2020)||Spring is finally here and it’s time to participate in an old New England Springtime Tradition—Maple Syrup making! March is Maple Syrup Month, where sugar houses all over New England open their doors and welcome visitors to learn how to make maple syrup and then to enjoy some fantastic samples.
|3-Great Southern Cities Savannah, Charleston & Myrtle Beach: (March 22-30, 2020)||Celebrate spring in these three spectacular southern cities. From flower gardens bursting with spring color and tranquil mountain retreats to several of America’s top golf courses, beach resorts and vibrant cities, this spring trip has it all!|
9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory: (April 4, 2020):
One World Observatory EXPERIENCE THREE LEVELS OF INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION
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.
|Wright’s Farm Restaurant & Twin River Casino:(April 24, 2020)||The Twin River Casino located in Lincoln, Rhode Island is the state’s largest gaming and entertainment venue as well as its top tourist and cultural attraction. Formerly known as Lincoln Park, the renovated facility offers 162,000 square feet of gaming space with over 5000 gaming positions. The casino operates over 4200 slot machines and virtual table games (including blackjack and Roulette.)|
|Intrepid & Enterprise:(April 26, 2020)||One of the most successful ships in U.S. history is now one of the most unique attractions in New York City. Building on the long and distinguished history of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the Museum provides a glimpse back to a time when the future of the free world hinged on these great ships.|
|Atlantic City: (November12-14, 2019)||Take a pre-holiday escape to Atlantic City where you will stay at the Resorts Casino—a 1920’s empire on the Boardwalk. The New Resorts is stylish and sophisticated from the Grand Lobby to the guestrooms to the lounges, dining and pool area.
The sleek art deco design will sweep you into an era that embraced indulgence and fun!
Free Open Swim is Oct 9th – June 6th
John Martinez School:
Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm
Saturday’s from 10am-2pm
|Conte West Hills School: (Summer Only)|
Join us for our swimming lessons. Our experienced lifeguards will teach you how to swim with various techniques. -
|School Name||Address & Info|
|Hillhouse High School (Year Round)||480 Sherman Parkway
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|Hill Regional Career (Summer Only)||
140 Legion Ave
|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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|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.
|1 - BLAST *** LOOK AT THE LIFEGUARD FOR INSTRUCTIONS
2 - BLAST *** CLEAR THE WATER IMMEDIATELY.
Lifeguard Training Course
Here is your chance to become a Lifeguard with the City of New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.
New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees
720 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
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