Recreation Programs


Recreation Services 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: 

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

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

 June 24, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Daily from 12 noon to 6:45pm

 Indoor Swim Program

 Maloney High School

10/04/2016 - 05/25/2017
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 3 pm

 Summer Playground Program

 Sites include:
Thomas Hooker School
John Barry School
Habershon Park
Baldwin Park

 June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

 Summer Fun Runs  Platt High School Track

 June 21, 2017 - August 16, 2017
Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

 Summer Water Park   City Park

June 17, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Monday - Friday  Noon - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Silver Lights Display  Hubbard Park
 City Hall
 Broad Street Monuments

 Tues. Before Thanksgiving

January 2, 2017


Annual cultural and special events sponsored by Recreation Services include:

 Month Events Location
 January  
 Tradition Run  
 
 
 Hubbard Park
 March St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
 

 East -West Main Streets 
 

 April
 Meriden Rotary Club 5K Road Race & Kids' Fun Run 
 Meriden Little League Opening Day
 Easter Egg Hunt
 Daffodil Festival  
 
 
 Hubbard Park 
 City Parks
 Meriden Green
 Hubbard Park

 May

 
 Mayor's Spring Clean-Up
 Memorial Day Parade 
 Meriden Fishing Derby
 Meriden Fly-In
 Quinnipiac Watershed Clean Up 

 
 City-wide
 Broad-East Main Streets
 Hubbard Park
 Meriden-Markham Airport
 Dossin Beach
  

 June

  
 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series
 Watch Fire 
 Special Day for Special People 
 St. Stan’s June Fest 
 Lion’s Club Duck Race 
Twilight Music Series

  
 Hubbard Park
 American Legion
 Hubbard Park
 St. Stan's Church

 Meriden Green

 July  
 4th of July Fireworks 
 Twilight Music Series
 
 
 Hubbard Park
 Meriden Green
   
 August  National Night Out
 Puerto Rican Festival
 Twilight Music Series
 Hubbard Park
 Hubbard Park
 Hubbard Park 
 September  Hubbard Park Charity Race Series
 High School Band Competition
 Nites in the City
 
 

 Hubbard Park
 Falcon Field
 Meriden Green

 October  Halloween at City Hall
 Fall Food Truck Festival
 Mayor's Fall Cleanup
 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series

 City Hall
 Hubbard Park
 City-wide
 Hubbard Park


 November  Veterans Day Ceremony
 Maloney/Platt Stoddard Bowl
 
 Broad St. Monuments
 Maloney High School

 December  Christmas in the Park   
 Santa Letters
 Silver Lights Festival  
 Christmas in the Village  
 Hubbard Park   
 
 Hubbard Park
 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, Meriden residents must purchase swim tags.  Tags cost $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under the age of 18.  They are valid for the entire calendar year in which they are purchased.  They can be obtained at the Liberty Street office, and 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.