Beach Permits Available, Weed Beach Open Already; Park & Rec Summer Programs

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You can buy a town beach permit online or at Town Hall, and use last year’s permit until May 31 (Weed Beach is open with security guards; Pear Tree Point Beach gets security guards soon).

And here are some of the spring and summer programs Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers, including a boat safety class where you can earn a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate.

— an announcement from Darien Parks and Recreation Department

Beach Permits Now on Sale

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department is currently selling 2019 park permits and boat launch stickers. These permit stickers allow entrance into Weed and Pear Tree Point Beaches and are available to Darien residents and taxpayers.

Weed Beach Darien Parks & Recreation Department

Photo from a Darien Parks and Recreation Department web page

Weed Beach

Stickers may be purchased online or at the Darien Town Hall, Room 110. Your 2018 permits are valid through Friday, May 31, 2019.

Beach security guards are already on duty at Weed Beach and will start on Friday, May 24 at Pear Tree Point Beach.

A valid permit is required for entrance to the beaches starting on these dates. For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at 203-656-7325.

Spring and Summer Programs for 2019

Family Programs: Safe Boating Classes

Boat Safe Connecticut LLC comes to Darien to offer this eight-hour course that will meet the requirements to obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and Personal Watercraft Operations.

We will be offering two classes in June. The first will meet on Tuesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Darien Town Hall.

Participants must attend both dates and all hours to be considered for certification. The second class will be held at the Weed Beach paddle tennis building on Saturday, June 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fee for this program is $90 for Darien residents; $108 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Camps

Darien Parks & Recreation will be offering several fun, week-long camps this summer:

Darien Park and Rec basketball program 2019

Your kid will be just as adorable as these kids (and in your eyes, even more adorable) in a Darien Park and Rec basketball program, and that child will be out of your hair for a while.

—All Star FC Soccer Camps (ages 3 – 5 & 5 – 12)

—Blue Wave Kickers Soccer Camps (ages 3 – 5 & 5 – 15)

—Challenger Sports Rugby Camp (ages 6 – 10)

—Downunder Kids Paddling (SUP) Camp (ages 9 – 12+)

—Flag Football Camp (ages 5 – 12)

Dog mascot Darien park and rec soccer all stars program

Photo from Darien Parks and Recreation Department

Mascot, no extra charge!

—Future Stars Basketball Camp (ages 5 – 12)

—International Pro Soccer Camp (ages 5 – 18)

—Horsemanship Camps (ages 5/6 & 7 – 14)

—Mad Science Camps (entering grades 1 – 6)

—New Level Tennis Camp (ages 6 – 15, divided by age)

—Overtime Athletics Sports Spectacular (ages 5 – 12)

—Own Your Own Horse Camp (ages 11+)

—Rock Out Music Camp (ages 7 – 13)

—Sprout Chefs “Summer’s Last Fling” Camp (ages 5 – 12)

—UK International Soccer Camp (ages 4 – 18, divided by age)

For a complete listing of camp dates, fees and locations, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department online and click on “Online Program Registration.”

All Star Soccer Darien Parks and Recreation spring/summer programs 2019

Adorable Kids Picture No. 2: All Star Soccer players.

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