About the Department

Welcome to the Newington Parks and Recreation Department! Our department offers a variety of:

• Facility rentals

• Leagues

• Leisure opportunities

• Recreational programs

• Special events

• Sports

• And more!

We provide a comprehensive and wide range of services, programs and facilities for all ages to enhance quality of life for Newington residents, under the direction of the Board of Parks and Recreation.

Organization & Staffing

Our staff strives to continually contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by citizens in the Newington community by providing healthy, safe and affordable opportunities for recreation and leisure for all ages. If you have any questions, or would like more information about our department, please feel free to contact us at 860-665-8666.

As of February 2009, The Parks and Recreation Department has 19 full-time staff. The Recreation and Administrative Division has 5 full-time employees, and the Parks and Grounds Division has 14 full-time employees. The Parks and Recreation Department also employs approximately 100 part-time, contracted and seasonal employees.

The Parks and Recreation Department provides services including, but not limited to the following:

Recreation Division

The Recreation Division organizes all town-sponsored recreation activities offering over 500 programs, many special events, and processing over 11,000 registrations each year while working closely with various citizen committees, civic and youth sports organizations, and the schools.

Parks & Ground Division

The Parks and Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town parks, public grounds, open space, school athletic fields, cemeteries, and the Kellogg Eddy and Kelsey Historical Houses.


Registration is accepted by fax, mail or in-person at the Parks and Recreation office only. We do not accept registration over the phone. If choosing to register by fax, we recommend that you call our office at 860-665-8666 a few minutes after faxing to confirm that your fax came through and provide credit card information (if applicable).

Inclement Weather

For updated program information and cancellations, please call our Program Hotline at 860-665-8686.