Contact Us

Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center

  • 559 South Main Street
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 272-2743
  • Fax: 203 272-5858

The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department manages the Town's Parks  and offers a wide variety of events, classes, and activities to the residents of Cheshire.  The department also schedules pavilion rentals and field use at the six major park facilities and the room at the Youth Center. Please see the links below for more information.

Online Registration Available Here

Download and Browse Program Brochure Here.

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Parks and Recreation Charter Regulations


Recreation Announcements

Updated Wednesday, August 17 at 2:45 p.m.

  • The Hot Cat Jazz Band concert scheduled at Mixville has been cancelled due to the forecast for rain this evening.
  • Mixville Pond is OPEN for swimming. Mixville Pond is a swim at your own risk facility with no lifeguards on duty. Chesprocott Health District conducts weekly bathing water sampling and resamples if high bacteria levels are detected. If necessary, closures are posted here.
  • SoccerTots has had 2 weather cancellations this session. The program has been extended 1 week to August 29 and participants should also attend one Wednesday session of SuperTots to make up the missed classes on July 18 and 25.
  • Our Fall 2022 brochure is at the printer and is available for download now.
  • The Scarecrows are coming to Cheshire! Registration for the 3rd annual community wide contest is now available. View the registration and rules here.
  • Weather related cancellations will be posted as the need arises. We also post cancellations on our social media pages. If Cheshire Public Schools are operating on a delayed opening or are closed for the weather, then our programs beginning before 10:00 a.m. are automatically cancelled. 


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2021-2022 Basketball
League Information

At a glance:

  • The Boys Grades 6-8 league playoff schedule has been updated.
  • To view schedules and team assignments, expand the bar with your child's league and click the links.

General Rules:

  • No food or drink is allowed in the gym.
  • Players are encouraged to bring labeled water bottles for water breaks, but they will be required to leave their drinks in the hallway in a designated location.
  • No street shoes are allowed on the gym floors. Players should bring a clean pair of sneakers to change into before entering the gym.
  • Basketball participants and guests are only allowed access to the gym and should not be in any other areas of the schools.

COVID-19 Precautions and Guidelines:

  • Effective Thursday, March 3, 2022, masks are no longer required for participants, volunteers, guests and employees during Parks & Recreation Programs. We continue to welcome mask wearing by all individuals who choose to do so.
  • If your child or someone else in your home is not feeling well, do not come to basketball.
  • If your child or someone else in your home has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, do not come to basketball.
  • If your child is in quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure, including if they are attending school under the Screen & Stay protocol, they may not attend basketball.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 within a few days of attending basketball, please notify us so we can take the necessary steps. Send an email including your child's full name, grade and team to Elizabeth Mayne, Program Supervisor at [email protected] Thank you.
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