Check out our NEW At-Home Recreation Page!
Here you will find activities to keep you, and your family, healthy and active while at home!
Summer program offerings are here!We are excited to see everyone! We have missed a typically busy spring, but we are back with some fun programs to keep you busy and engaged this summer. We have our favorite sports clinics, tennis instruction, junior golf, tot n' play group and some new virtual options for tots and teens!
It has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but be assured we are offering programs that follow CDC, state and local protocols to keep everyone safe. On each program page will be further safety guidance and protocols for your review. Most importantly, we have reduced group size to keep everyone safe and socially distanced.
We are all in this TOGETHER! Let's have some FUN!
Program registration is available online!
Whatever you do, don't forget to get out and PLAY!
Updated on July, 2020
All tennis courts at Longshore Club Park, Staples High school, Town Farm and Doubleday (behind Saugatuck School) will be open for both singles and doubles play with restrictions. Select this link to view complete list of restrictions. Please note that tennis courts will be monitored by Parks and Recreation staff to ensure compliance with the above guidelines. Any violations of these restrictions may result in loss of tennis privileges.
Pickleball courts will be open for both singles and doubles play will restrictions.
Platform Tennis - Both platform tennis courts at Longshore Club Park will be open for singles and doubles play with restrictions. Advanced reservations are required for use of the platform tennis courts and can be booked online by valid platform tennis handpass holders (5 days in advance) or by calling the Longshore tennis office at 203.341.1180 (2 days in advance). Players must check in at the tennis office prior to play. No walk-ups allowed.
Lifeguards are staffed at Compo and Burying Hill beaches during the usual hours of 10am - 6pm. All regular beach rules will be enforced, in addition to all CoVid-19 related rules. The use of boogie boards and skim boards will be permitted.
ATHLETIC FIELDS - The following fields are now open to the general public, unless a permit has been issued by the Parks and Recreation Department. All valid permits supersede general public use. Gathering size is limited 100.
- Wakeman Town Farm
- Staples Stadium Field & Track
- Kings Highway Athletic Field
The following athletic fields will be closed starting June 1, 2020 for the summer due to construction:
- Ginny Parker Field at Staples
- PJ Romano Field at Saugatuck Elementary School
LONGSHORE GOLF COURSE is open. The driving range and practice putting area is open for use. Driving range balls will be available through payment at the ball machine only. The fee is $6 per basket. The machine accepts singles and fives. EXACT CHANGE ONLY is required. Be sure to bring the cash with you. Note: starting June 27, two players may share a golf cart. Both players must wear a face covering while in the cart and the same person must be the driver of the cart the entire time. Exception: members of the same household will not be required to wear a face covering while sharing a cart and valid drivers may alternate.
COMPO BEACH PARKING LOTS & SOUNDVIEW PARKING LOT open to valid 2020 Westport and Weston beach emblem holders only from 8am to 9pm daily. Lots will be held to a 50% capacity. Boat slip holders and drystall holders will also require their special parking pass, along with their emblem, and will not count towards the 50% capacity. In an effort to limit gatherings, grills and tables will not be available.
BURYING HILL BEACH parking lot and beach are open to valid 2020 Westport and Weston beach emblem holders from 9am to 9pm daily.
LONGSHORE POOLS will remain closed at this time due to State of Connecticut restrictions and limited staffing resources.
CAMP COMPO AND RECing CREW SUMMER CAMPS have been cancelled for this summer.
The Parks and Recreation office remains closed to the public. All beach emblems must be purchased online at www.westportrecreation.com. If assistance is needed, staff can assist over the phone by calling 203.341.5152. If someone is not available to take your call, leave a message and someone will get back to you.
First Selectman Jim Marpe said, "Compo Beach and Longshore Park are clearly Westport's most popular outdoor destinations and we are doing everything we can to safely open them for at least limited use. We will continue to work toward opening other sports and recreation facilities, but will do so cautiously so as not to undo our efforts to combat the virus. We understand the desire for our residents to get back to some normalcy, especially as the weather gets warmer. In order to relax our restrictions, we need the cooperation of everyone to adhere to the guidelines so that we can keep the facilities open. If we don't receive that cooperation, we will have no choice but to re-tighten restrictions for the health and safety of our community."
For updates, check the Town website at westportct.gov/covid19 or #Westportctcovid19info
Additional Places to Walk
At this point in time, the Aspetuck Land Trust's 44 trailed preserves in Westport, Easton, Weston and Fairfield are open. However, due to the recent increase in usage, particularly Trout Brook Valley, the non-profit reminds visitors, for now, to please leave dogs at home. Unfortunately, they create too many opportunities for close human contact. Dogs will be welcomed back with their walkers at some future date. In the meantime, the Aspetuck Land Trust will closely monitor all areas, to make sure there is proper social distancing.
Aspetuck Land Trust's COVID-19 Policy: http://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/covid-19-guidance
Aspetuck Land Trust's Preserve Page: http://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/find-preserves-by-town
Interactive Preserve Map to search preserves by town: http://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/interactive-map
Spring and summer program offerings are here!
We are so excited for spring and summer and the many program offerings we have available for you. There is something for everyone!
New this spring is Skyhawks Hoopster Tots for children ages 3 - 5 as an introduction to basketball at Compo Beach on Saturday mornings as well as our US Sports Squirts programs such as soccer, t-ball, and multi-sports! For those interested in non-traditional sports, we are teaming up with Overtime Athletics and offering Whiffle Ball and a new High Five's Running Club after school which is sure to be lots of fun!
Don't forget our summer favorite day camps, Tot'n Play, Camp Compo and RECing Crew. For our adults, we have Pickleball, road runners race series, basketball and volleyball leagues, and many new additions to our tennis clinics offerings. Be sure to browse our many programs and don't miss out on a summer of fun!
Whatever you do, don't forget to get out and play!
Spring and summer program registration will take place at a later date to be determined. Check back for updates.
For more information regarding the Compo Beach Site Improvement and Master Plan, please visit the Parks and Recreation Office at Longshore.
Field and Program Cancellations: (203) 341-5074
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