Weed and Pear Tree Point Beaches are going back to their normal 10 p.m. closing times, and tennis and pickleball courts can be used by town residents, the Parks & Recreation Department announced Thursday.
The announcement includes several other rules changes (all of which took effect on Thursday): The town now has a carry-in/carry-out policy regarding trash at parks (there are dumpsters you can use at the beaches). That includes taking your dog-poop bags with you, disgusting as that may be if you’re driving out.
Here’s the Park & Rec announcement:
Beginning Thursday June 4, The Darien Parks & Recreation Department will be extending the closing hours of Weed Beach and Pear Tree Beach from 8 p.m. to our normal closing hours at 10 p.m.
Security guards will be on from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the park monitors working from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember to SPREAD OUT TO STOP THE SPREAD while enjoying your beaches.
Tennis Courts: may play singles and or doubles while always following the safety guidelines from the USTA.
Pickleball: may play singles only until further notice. The guidelines for double play is for players to be play with family only.
Carry-in and Carry-out trash at all parks and beaches. Please help keep our parks and beaches clean. There are dumpsters at each beach that may be used. No glass is allowed on the beaches, broken glass in the sand is very dangerous.
- This method fosters a partnership between visitors and the parks by encouraging all visitors to help maintain clean parks.
- It empowers the public to take responsibility in keeping parks clean.
- It eliminates unsightly trash and receptacles in the park environment that can detract from the beauty of the natural environment.
- You reduce unsightly litter in the park environment, which can impact wildlife habitat significantly.
- Avoids the unpleasant smells and messes associated with dumpsters.
- Increases the safety of your visit by reducing the number of bees, wasps and other pests (such as skunks and rats) in the picnic areas and campgrounds.
- Improves health of wildlife by reducing their dependency on trash as a food
Dog owners: Keep your dogs leashed at all times at all parks.
Please stop leaving your dog waste and poop bags all over our parks. Our children deserve to play in poop-free parks.