Recreation Programs

The Recreation Division is committed to providing quality recreational activities and celebrating cultural and seasonal events for the enjoyment of the people of Meriden.  For more information about upcoming recreation events, please contact the Parks & Recreation staff at 203-630-4259.


Public Swim Schedule at Maloney High School and Platt High School:
Pool passes are required and can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office on Liberty St.  

  • Maloney High School: Wednesdays 6:45pm - 8:15pm & Saturdays 12pm-3:00 pm
  • Platt High School: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:40am-6:40am 

Pool passes can be purchased at the Meriden Parks & Rec office or at 

https://meridenct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx


Children - $5.00 - Residents  ($15.00 for Non-Residents)
Adults - $15.00 - Residents   ($25.00 for Non-Residents)

Recreation Services sponsors a number of City leagues and recreational teams through subsidies, promotions, and use of facilities: 

  • South Meriden Youth League
  • Ed Walsh Little League
  • Jack Barry Little League
  • Meriden Girls Softball League
  • Meriden Soccer Club
  • Meriden Junior Football
  • Meriden Boys & Girls Club Cuno Basketball League
  • Meriden Boys & Girls Club Volleyball
  • American Legion Baseball
  • Meriden Amateur Softball Association
  • Meriden Silver Fins
  • Meriden Intermediate League
  • Meriden Youth Travel Baseball
  • Meriden Youth Wrestling
  • Connecticut Hurricanes Softball

Programs offered by Recreational Services:

Program Location 

Date

 Festival of Silver Lights   Hubbard Park
 

November 24, 2021 – January 1, 2022

 Outdoor Swim Program  Hubbard Park

Opening, July 2022

 Mon.-Sun.: Open Swim: 1:00pm-5:30pm

 Sat. & Sun.: Open Swim: 1:00pm-5:30pm

Pool Passes can be purchased online www. meridenct.myrec.com 

 Indoor Swim Program

 Maloney High School

 

Platt High School

October 12, 2021 - May, 2022
Wednesdays 6:45pm – 8:15pm
Saturdays 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Tue. & Thurs. 5:40am-6:40am

 Summer Playground Program

 Sites include:
Thomas Hooker School

Columbus Park
Habershon Park
Baldwin Park

 

June 2022 – August 2022
Monday – Friday

(excluding holidays)
8:30am - 3:00pm

 Summer Fun Runs  Platt High School Track

June 2022 – August 2022
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

 Summer Water Park   City Park

June 2022 – August 2022

Monday - Friday  12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Annual cultural and special events sponsored by Recreation Services include:

January

Tradition Run Hubbard Park  

April

Meriden Rotary Club 5K Road Race and Kids' Fun Run Hubbard Park  
Meriden Little League Opening Day Habershon Park  
  Thomas Hooker School  
Easter Egg Hunt Meriden Green  
Daffodil Festival Hubbard Park  

May

Mayor's Spring Clean-Up City-wide  
Memorial Day Parade Broad St and East Main St  
Meriden Fishing Derby Hubbard Park  
Quinnipiac Watershed Clean Up Dossin Beach  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

June

Watch Fire American Legion  
Special Day for Special People (Senior Day) Hubbard Park  
Lion’s Club Duck Race Meriden Green  
Twilight Music Series Meriden Green  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

July

Fourth of July Fireworks Hubbard Park  
Twilight Music Series Meriden Green  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

August

National Night Out Hubbard Park  
Puerto Rican Festival Hubbard Park  
Twilight Music Series Meriden Green  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

September

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony City Hall  
High School Band Competition Falcon Field  
Alzheimer’s Walk Meriden Green  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

October

Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  
Halloween Treat Trail Dunn Sports Complex  

November

Veterans Day Ceremony Broad St Monuments  
Maloney/Platt Stoddard Bowl Maloney High School  
Festival of Silver Lights Hubbard Park, Meriden Green, City Hall  
YuleFest Colony Street  

December

Letters to Santa Park & Rec Off. and Hubbard Park Skate House  
Silver Lights Festival Hubbard Park, Meriden Green, City Hall  
Christmas in the Village South Meriden  

Recreation Services is responsible for a number of permits and seasonal passes:

Swim tags - To participate in either the indoor or outdoor swim program swim tags must be purchased. Swim tags may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office on 460 Liberty Street. Price for Meriden residents is $15.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children under the age of 17. Pool tags for non-residents are $25.00 for adults, and $15.00 for children under the age of 17. Proof of residency is required. Swim tags are valid for the entire calendar year in which they are purchased. Pool tags must be shown to gain admission to any of the swim program sites. 

Swim Tags can also be purchased at: https://meridenct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx



Fishing Permits - Fishing is permitted in Crescent Lake (Giuffrida Park) by special permit only.  Permits cost $5.00 for the season and can be obtained at the Liberty Street office.

Facility Request Forms - Persons wishing to use or reserve a parks facility, field, or piece of equipment must complete a facility request form at the Liberty Street office.  This privilege is for Meriden residents only, and fees may apply depending on the nature of the request.