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Recreation

The Cheshire Recreation Department offers a wide variety of events and activities to the residents of Cheshire as well as scheduling pavilion rentals and field use at the six major park facilities and the rooms at the Youth Center.  Please see the links on the left for more information.


Recreation Department Office

Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center

559 South Main Street | Cheshire, CT 06410

Telephone:  203 272-2743 | Fax:  203 272-5858

General inquiries:  recreation@cheshirect.org

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News

Updated December 29, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. 

  • We will not be accepting rental requests for Park Pavilions or the Youth Center until March 1, 2021
  • Route now available to view all participants in the Nights of Lights & Sights competition: click here for route.

  • The ice rink will not be opened for the Winter 20-21 season. 
  • After careful consideration, we are sad to announce that we will not be holding a winter 2020-2021 basketball season due to COVID-19 concerns and gym restrictions. Many factors went into this difficult decision and we appreciate your patience while we deliberated. The health and safety of our athletes, families and league officials ultimately drove this decision. We have already begun working on ways to make our next season bigger and better than ever and can't wait to unveil our improvements!Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Tennis Guidelines for players
  • Town of Cheshire staff is is in the office, however the building remains closed to the public.
  • We will not be accepting Youth Center rentals for events planned/scheduled through December 31, 2020.
  • Weather related cancellations will be posted as the need arises! We also post cancellations on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If Cheshire Public Schools are operating on a delayed opening or are closed for weather, then our programs beginning before 10:00 a.m. are cancelled. 

Program Updates

  • Cancellations and changes will be available above in the NEWS section within the hour before your program is scheduled to begin. Cancellations and other announcements will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Please check back before heading out to your programs as this information may change throughout the day depending on the weather. FacebookTwitter and our website will all be updated if necessary.

Special Events 

 

The Turkey Hunt - 

Turkey

Clue #1 - Turkey #1 was located at Cheshire Park!

 

Clue #2 - Turkey #2 was located at Lock 12!

 

Clue #3 - Turkey #3 was located at Mixville!

 

Clue #4 - The chicken was located at the Pina Jaroslow Memorial Garden!

 

Clue #5 - Turkey #5 was located at the Veterans Memorial Plaza!

 

Clue #6 - Turkey #6 was located at the Kids in Motion Playground!

 

 

 

Nights of Lights & Sights - registration closed

December 1 - 31

nights of lights and sights 

Click here for more information on winners and instructions on how to view all of the participating locations.

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Let's brighten up Cheshire this December! Residents are encouraged to decorate your yard, front door, whole home or even just a window. Please illuminate your display during the evenings from December 1 - December 31 for all to enjoy. During the week of December 6-12 Parks and Recreation staff will drive around to registered households to judge the displays. Winners will be announced on December 15 and will receive a lawn sign to celebrate their victory! Categories are Window/Door Display, Yard Display, and Winter Wonderland. 

 

Santa Hotline-registration required, click here

santa phone

This is a fun, free event for all believers. We've got the connection you need! For two nights, we will have elves working at the Youth Center (that's why the caller ID will say Town of Cheshire) to patch calls from your child direct to the North Pole! An elf will call the number you request and once the elf has your child on the phone, he or she will connect your child direct to Santa! We've only been able to arrange two brief sessions with Santa, so be sure to register early to guarantee your child's call with the big guy himself! Unfortunately, call backs cannot be arranged so be sure to answer all calls during the night you select.


Directions

From Hartford and North:

VIA I-91
Take I-91 South to Exit 18 onto I-691 West.  Take Exit 3 to the end.  Turn left onto Route 10 South.  Travel approximately 5 miles to the Youth Center entrance on the right just past Cheshire High School.

VIA I-84
Take I-84 West to Exit 27 onto I-691 East.  Take Exit 3 to the end.  Turn right onto Route 10 South.  Travel approximately 5 miles to the Youth Center entrance on the right just past Cheshire High School.


From New Haven and South:

VIA I-91
Take I-91 North to Exit 10. Take Rt. 40 connector to end.  Turn right onto Rt. 10 North.  Travel approximately 6 miles to the Youth Center entrance on the left, which is just before Cheshire High School.

VIA I-15
Take I-15 North to Exit 61.  Turn right at end of ramp onto Whitney Avenue, which becomes Rt. 10 North.  Travel approximately 7.5 miles to the Youth Center entrance on the left, which is just before Cheshire High School.


From Waterbury and West:

VIA I-84
Take I-84 East to Exit 26 onto Rt. 70.  Travel approximately 4 miles to traffic light (Getty Station on corner).  Turn right at light onto Main Street.  Travel .3 miles.  Turn right at light onto Route 10 South.  Travel approximately 1 mile to the Youth Center entrance on the right just past Cheshire High School. 

 

 

Last updated on Tuesday, December 29, 2020