Program Cancellations & Changes

Updated Thursday, April 17

  • The Parks and Rec office is closed Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday.
  • The Annual Steve Horvath Memorial Fishing Derby has been POSTPONED to Saturday, May 3. It will be held from 8:00AM to 9:30AM with registration beginning at 7:45AM.
  • Please check back before heading out to your programs as this information may change throughout the day depending on the weather. Facebook, Twitter and our Hotline will all be updated if necessary.
  • When Cheshire Public Schools have a weather cancellation, all programs beginning before noon are cancelled. When Cheshire Public Schools have a weather delay, all programs beginning before 10am are cancelled. Check with your instructor for any deviations to this policy.

Cancellations and changes will be available here and by calling 203-250-2470 within the hour before your program is scheduled to begin. Cancellations and other announcements will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter.



Spring Registration and Summer Camps

Registration is going on now for all programs. 

  • The brochure is available at the Parks & Rec office and online now.   
  • This brochure will include spring programs and summer camps!


Summer Camp Survey

Please click here to take a survey regarding our summer camps.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


Special Events


April Vacation Activities 


Fishing Derby


Fishing Derby



Steve Horvath Memorial 

Fishing Derby    

Mixville Pond 


April 15th 

No Rain Date
Open to Ages 16 & Under

Registration: 9:45-10:00AM
No pre-registration required.






No fishing allowed until 10:00AM. Fishing will take place from 10:00-11:30AM in the upper pond. The fishing derby will end at 11:30AM with a presentation of trophies and certificates. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in 3 age categories:  6 & under, 7-11 and 12-16. Each angler who catches a fish will earn a certificate. Come join the fun! Senior citizens are invited to bring their grandchildren or just help out. Everyone must supply their own fishing rods, buckets, bait, etc. Held at Mixville Recreation Area, upper pond only. No one will be allowed to fish off the sandy beach area. 


Kite Flying

Wednesday, April 16th ~ No Rain Date 
Flying open to kite enthusiasts who are young at heart! 
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Where: Bartlem Park near the brown buildings.
Children will be entered into a free raffle. 
Register at field. 
No Fee!


Touch a Truck

Thursday, April 17th ~ No Rain Date
Open to All Ages
Time:  10:00-12:00 PM
Where:  Bartlem Park
Please bring a nonperishable food item
to be donated to the Cheshire Food Pantry. 
Have you ever wanted to board one of those huge trucks?  Your chance has arrived!
This event is made possible due to the generosity of local companies and Cheshire Town Agencies.  You may see fire trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, pay loader, rescue trucks, law enforcement vehicles and more.  There will be a free raffle of toy trucks at 11:15AM. 

Memorial Day Parade


It’s time to organize your group and contact Parks & Rec. to get involved in this annual town wide event! 
Call 203.272.2743 to be included. 

The Memorial Day Parade is cosponsored by the Town of Cheshire and the Cheshire Veterans Council. 




Last updated on Thursday, April 17, 2014