East Haddam Parks and Recreation
Register Now
Smiling Kids Leaning Down into the Picture
Let us serve you better!
Create an Account
providing us with emergency contacts, allergy info & more
Basketball, Tennis Ball, Baseball/Bat/Glove, Football, and Soccer Ball
View our programs and activities

Upcoming Programs!

Please view our Summer 2023 Newsletter here!

Please view our Summer Day Camp 2023 Meet the Staff Flyer here!

East Haddam Town Beach Parking Permit Regulations
As of Saturday, May 27, 2023 all vehicles must have a permit to park at the Town Beach through September 4 (Labor Day). The Town Beach is open daily dawn until dusk. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10am-5pm, beginning June 17. All visitors must adhere to the beach regulations (below) or will be asked to leave.
The Parks and Recreation Commission issues parking passes to residents and property owners for parking privileges at town facilities under the jurisdiction of the Commission. Listed are regulations relative to the issuance of these passes.
Parking permits may be obtained at no cost in person at the Parks and Recreation Office (Municipal Building), Transfer Station, or from the Town Beach parking attendant. Please provide current driver’s license. If driver’s license does not include an East Haddam/Moodus/Hadlyme/Lake Hayward address, a suitable proof of residency such as tax bill or utility bill must also be presented. Driver’s license or photo ID will be matched with either the tax bill or utility bill. Permits MUST BE affixed to driver’s side of windshield and are not transferable.
Note: Registered motorcycles require a parking pass.
Non-resident daily passes may be obtained in person from the Town Beach parking attendant.
A non-resident season pass may be purchased at our Parks and Rec Office (1 Plains Road, Moodus, CT 06469) or on our website www.easthaddamrec.com (must create an account). Season passes are not available for purchase at the Town Beach. A completed application must accompany payment. If paying by check, please make payable to: EHPR, P.O. Box 385, Moodus, CT  06469. All passes will be mailed to the address provided or may be picked up in person at the Parks and Rec Office.
Parking pass must be placed on the car dashboard or hung from rear-view mirror (season pass) so it is visible to parking attendant. Please note, there is no parking on the street and there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED.
$120 PER CAR

Please note: Any vehicle parked at the Town Beach Parking Lot without a valid parking permit is subject to ticketing, regardless of residency.

Chapter 162
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 154. Boating — See Ch. 171.
§ 162-1. Hours.
The area shall be open from sunrise to sunset, with exceptions by
permission of the Recreation Director.
§ 162-2. Parking regulations.
§ 162-3. Beach regulations.
§ 162-4. Boat regulations.
A. Vehicles are not allowed across the pond causeway to the swimming
and picnic area without staff permission.
B. Parking cars and boat trailers shall be limited to designated areas only.
A. Swimming is allowed in the designated area only.
B. When no lifeguards are on duty, swim at your own risk.
C. No glassware or bottles are allowed.
D. Refuse shall be placed in designated containers.
E. No animals or pets are allowed.
F. Only United States Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed.
G. Athletic equipment is allowed in designated areas only.
H. No smoking.
I. No open flames (including bonfires and grills) unless prior written
approval is obtained from the Recreation Director.
A. All boats must be launched and stored in the designated area.
B. No boats or water skiers are allowed within 100 feet of the swimming
C. Boats, cars or trailers may not be left in the area after closing time.
§ 162-5. Alcoholic beverages.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted on Town
beach property, including the parking lot and fields, and no alcoholic
beverages, whether in open or sealed containers, are permitted on Town
beach property, including the parking lot and fields, without prior
permission from the Board of Selectmen.
§ 162-6. Penalties for offenses.
Anyone violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more
than $250 and be subject to loss of park privileges.

Employment opportunity!
Join our staff as a Parks and Rec Program Supervisor. Offering flexible hours, $18/hour, and employee discount for our programs. We need help supervising programs including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and soccer. Dependable, enthusiastic, and team player are must have attributes. Applications may be emailed to: lisa.conroy@easthaddam.org
Job Description: https://easthaddamct.myrec.com/. ../5988_program...
Application: https://easthaddamct.myrec.com/. ../5989_2020_employment...

Over the last few years, the desire for a larger (independent from schools) playground has been shared with our department. We would love your feedback and invite you to complete the survey that can be accessed via this link:

Music on the River Summer Concert Series...View 2023 line-up here. For more details please visit our website at www.musicontheriver.net

18+ Pick-up Basketball: June Dates: Mondays 6:00-8:30 p.m., June 5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $32 for all 9 days or $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

35+ Pick-up Basketball: June Dates: Mondays 5:30- 6:30 p.m., June 5, 12, 19, 26. $12 for all 4 days or $4 drop in. Municipal Gym.

18+ Pickleball: June Sessions: Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Beginners). June 5, 12, 19, 26. $16 per session. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Beginners), 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Intermediate), 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Beginners), and 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28. $16 per session.  Fridays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. June 2, 9, 30 (No June 16). $12 for the session. Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for full session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play. 

16+ Volleyball: June Dates: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27. $14 for 4-week session, $5 drop-in. Municipal Gym.

Boot Camp: Ages 16+. Boot Camp Fitness offers custom small group training sessions offered by a Certified Personal Trainer.  Our sessions focus on exercises and functional training.  A 60-minute workout with a 15-minute ending stretch will improve your core strength and balance.  Current Sessions: May 30- July 20. ( No class July 4). 1x/week $64, 2x/week $96, or $10 drop-in. Classes will be held in the Old Town Hall on Town Street on Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. and in the Municipal Gym on Thursdays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Gentle Yoga: This class is appropriate for all levels of fitness or yoga experience. Ages 16 and up. Improve your strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Enjoy moving your body and breathing mindfully! We have a virtual option via Facebook on Wednesday and in person class on Sundays. In-Person Sundays: June 18- July 9. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40 for a 4 week session or $15 for a single class. Senior Center. Hybrid Wednesdays: June 7- 28. 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you would like to attend class in-person we will meet in the Parks and Rec Activity Room (right across from the gym) in the Municipal Building, 1 Plains Road, Moodus. If you would prefer, you may participate in class virtually on facebook live.  $40 for a 4 week session or $15 for a single class.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Class: Ages 14+. This course trains participants to provide First Aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner to victims of any age. This course completes the requirements for  babysitting, childcare workers, athletic coaches and camp counselors. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an American Heart Association certificate valid for two years. Participant manual included with course fee. Saturday June 3rd, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00p.pm. Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. Cost $84 per person.
American Red Cross When I’m in Charge Class:  Ages 9-12. Participants will learn the safe way to stay home alone. This class can help students make safe decisions and begin to feel more comfortable with their skills and abilities. Topics include internet safety, sibling care, and basic emergency care. Classes are taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor. Participants must be at least 9 years old to take this class. Monday June 19, 5:00-6:30  p.m.  Parks and Rec Activity room, Municipal Office Complex. Cost $32.

American Red Cross Babysitter Class:   Must be at least 11 years old to take the class. Participants will learn basic skills needed to be a safe babysitter. Attendee will receive a certificate if they complete the entire class and demonstrate skills to the instructor. Dates: June 21, 28, 29. 5:15-7:15 p.m. Municipal Office Complex. $65 for session.

Noises Sports Academy:  Summer Sports Camps. Sponsored by a group committed to developing sports in our town that is independent of the East Haddam Public Schools. Week 1; June 19-23: Co-Ed soccer- grades 1-9; 9:00 a.m.- 12:00p.m. Boys Baseball- grades 3-7; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Girls Softball- grades 3-8; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Co-Ed Cross Country- grades 1-8; 4:00-6:00 p.m. Week 2; June 26-30: Co-Ed Cheerleading- grades 1-9; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Girls volleyball- grades 3-9; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Co-Ed Basketball- grades 3-9; 4:00-6:00 p.m. Costs vary based on activity. Visit our website for more details. 

Lego Wizarding World of Magic Camp: Grades K-5. (Grades are the current school year). Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO. Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldermort. Hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts. June 26-30. Grades K-2, 9:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m. Grades 3-5, 1:00-4:00p.m. Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. Cost $155 per child. 

Abrakadoodle- America The Beautiful Art Camp: Ages 5-10. The United States of America is a big country made up of fifty different states! From the coasts of Florida to the mountains of Colorado, each state has its own unique traits. Make art inspired by Midwest landscapes, California redwoods, Washington, DC monuments and more! Learn how artists like Helen Chellin and Lee Kelly are inspired by their home states. Begin your journey across America by exploring the United States! Wednesday July 5- Friday, July 7. Ages 5-7, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Ages 8-10, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Municipal Building, Parks & Rec Activity Room. Cost $108 for 3 day session. All supplies included.