West Haven CT Homepage

Parks and Recreation

Park-Rec Logo

The primary mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to enhance the life experience of our residents through providing leisure opportunities and helping develop lifetime skills and interests.

Anyone with a disability who may require reasonable modification or assistance to participate in our programs should call our office.

Annually, more than 15,000 residents take advantage of the department's recreational programs, which rank among the best in Greater New Haven.


We offer a wide variety of activities for the whole family, from preschool programs for toddlers to a fitness program for seniors, with something for everyone in between.

Visit our website for a complete listing of all activities being offered. You will find all the information you need to know, including program dates, registration dates, times, places and fees. We update the website regularly as new programs or sessions are added.

Program Registration

You can register in person or online with a MasterCard or Visa credit card. Call our office at 203-937-3651 to find out how to preregister your family, obtain a family password, and start using this convenient method of registration.

Register securely online.

Beach Parking

For resident and nonresident beach parking information, go to Human Resources.

Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Wayne Valaitis, Chairman
  • Shannon Freel
  • Richard Beirne
  • Todd Tompkins
  • Michelle Mays
Government Websites by CivicPlus®
Arrow Left Arrow Right
Slideshow Left Arrow Slideshow Right Arrow