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:
Pool passes are required and can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office on Liberty St. 

  • Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Noon-3:00 pm

Pool passes can be purchased at the Meriden Parks & Rec office. 
Children - $5.00 
Adults - $15.00

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

 Outdoor Swim Program  Hubbard Park

Opening Sunday June 15, 2019

 Mon.-Fri.: Open Swim: 1:00pm-5:30pm

Adult Swim: 5:45pm-6:45pm

 Sat. & Sun.: Open Swim: 1:00pm-6:00pm

 Indoor Swim Program

 Maloney High School

Closes May 23, 2019, reopen Oct. 8, 2019
Tue. & Thu. 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sat. & Sun. 12:00pm – 3:00pm

 Summer Playground Program

 Sites include:
Thomas Hooker School
John Barry School

Columbus Park
Habershon Park
Baldwin Park

 

June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Monday – Friday

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

 Summer Fun Runs  Platt High School Track

June 12, 2019 – August 21, 2019
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

 Summer Water Park   City Park

June 15, 2019 – August 25, 2019

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

 Silver Lights Display  Hubbard Park
 City Hall
 Meriden Green

November 26, 2019 – January 2, 2020

 

Outdoor Camp School to be determined

June 10, 2019 – June 14, 2019

&

August 5, 2019 –August 16, 2019

Monday – Friday 9:00pm – 3:00pm


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  
  North End Field  
  Thomas Hooker School  
Easter Egg Hunt Meriden Green  
Daffodil Festival Hubbard Park  
Pitch, Hit and Run Ceppa Field  

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

Hubbard Park Charity Race Series Hubbard Park  
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

Hubbard Park Charity Race Series Hubbard Park  
High School Band Competition Falcon Field  
Alzheimer’s Walk Meriden Green  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  

October

Hubbard Park Charity Race Series Hubbard Park  
Castle Craig Full Moon Viewing Castle Craig at Hubbard Park  
Trunk or Treat Meriden Green  
Halloween Happenings Meriden-Markham Airport  

November

Veterans Day Ceremony Broad St Monuments  
Maloney/Platt Stoddard Bowl Maloney High School  
Silver Lights Lighting Ceremony Hubbard Park  
YuleFest Colony Street  

December

Letters to Santa Park & Rec Off. and Hubbard Park Skate House  
Silver Lights Festival Hubbard Park  
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 $20.00 for adults, and $10.00 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. 

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.