We are so excited to announce the new tennis and pickleball courts at the East Haddam Municipal Building are open! Many thanks to the Municipal Building Committee for the many tireless hours dedicated to this project. Windscreens and a practice backboard will be added shortly. In the meantime, the courts are open daily dawn until dusk. Enjoy!
East Haddam Town Beach and Dog Park Parking Pass Regulations
As of Monday, June 20, 2022 all vehicles must have a parking permit to enter the Town Beach and Dog Park through September 5 (Labor Day). The Town Beach is open daily dawn until dusk. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10am-5pm, beginning June 20. All visitors must adhere to the beach regulations (below) or will be asked to leave.
RECREATION PARKING PASS POLICY
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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR PERMANENT RESIDENT 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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR VISITORS/NON-RESIDENTS
A visitor is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A RESIDENT/PROPERTY OWNER PARKING PASS. Non-resident passes may only be obtained in person from the Town Beach parking attendant. Parking pass must be placed on the car dashboard so it is visible to parking attendant. Please note, there is no parking on the street and there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED.
$20 PER CAR VEHICLE
Please note: Any vehicle parked at the Town Beach Parking Lot without a valid pass is subject to ticketing, regardless of residency.
Please view our Summer 2022 Newsletter!
East Haddam Parks and Recreation has a new website and registration system. Please go to www.easthaddamrec.com. Click on the Create New Account link to open your account and gain easier access to program registration. Be sure to add all the members of your household into the account. Don’t forget to enter your cell number with the carrier so we can text you with any last-minute changes. Your new household account will provide you with registration history, financial history and much more. We look forward to enjoying this enhanced registration experience with you.
18+ Pick-up Basketball: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Municipal Gym, $18 for all 6 days in May or $5 drop-in.
18+ Pickleball: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Municipal Gym. 3 Purchasing options: Register for full session online, $5 drop-in, or purchase pickleball club card $40 for 10 days of play.
18+ Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Municipal Gym, $16 for four-day session, $5 drop-in.
Boot Camp: Ready to invest in your health and fitness and see real change, but don’t want to deal with crowds at the gym? 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. Come transform how you look and feel. Most classes held indoors during winter months. 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 p.m., 1x/week $47, 2x/week $71, or $10 drop-in.
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 a new in person class on Sundays. Virtual Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m., $80 (8 classes) or $15 for a single class. Next session begins June 8- July 27. In-Person Sunday class at the Senior Center! Next session is June 12-July 3. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 4 weeks for $40. Please call the office (860) 873-5058 if you need financial assistance.
Red Shirt Counselor - East Haddam Parks and Rec is seeking our finest, most motivated, and responsible students to participate in the Red Shirt Counselor/Counselor in Training Program this summer. This volunteer program is designed to provide leadership opportunities that prepare teens to become staff members at camp, as well as productive members of our community. This highly selective program will pair students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year up with senior staff to assist in teaching and carrying out daily activities with our campers. Summer Camp will run July 5 – August 12. Red Shirt Counselors (RSC) will select one week to participate in this program and will attend Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. RSCs may have the opportunity to participate in additional weeks. After receiving the completed application (Due by June 1) an appointment for an interview will be made. Applications can be found in the Parks and Rec office, in the high school guidance office, and on our website at www.easthaddamrec.com under the general info, department info, forms tab.
American Red Cross When I’m in Charge: Participants will learn the safe way to stay home alone. While parents should determine if their child is ready 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. Class will be taught by our certified American Red Cross instructor. Participants must be at least 9 years old to take this class. Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Parks and Rec Activity Room, Municipal Office Complex, $30.
Music on the River: Join us this summer for our 15th season of this perennial favorite free concert series! Mondays on the Lawn of the Goodspeed Opera House, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Please visit our new website www.musicontheriver.net to learn more about our upcoming season. In the case of rain, concerts will be held at the NHRHS Auditorium on Mondays except for the Twisted Pine Concert. That concert has a rain date of Tuesday, July 26 on the lawn of the Goodspeed. If it rains on July 26th it will be moved indoors to the Nathan Hale-Ray HS Auditorium. Music on the River is exclusively funded by community contributions and can only happen with your generous support. Donations may be sent to East Haddam Parks and Recreation, Music on the River, PO Box 385, Moodus, CT 06469. You may also donate on our website at www.easthaddamrec.com(account required). Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.
Summer 2022 Line-up
July 11 Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez
July 18 The Revisionists
July 25 Twisted Pine (Rain date July 26)
August 1 Houston Bernard
August 8 Amy Helm
August 15 Beg Steal or Borrow
Summer Camps 2022 (Registration opens April 1):
Noises Sports Academy – June 15-19 and June 21-25, Grades 1-9 as of Fall 2022
Summer Day Camp – July 5-August 12, Grades 1-8 as of Fall 2022 Meet the Staff Flyer
Skyhawks Mini-Hawk and Multi-Sport Tots Wednesday evenings, July 6-August 10, Ages 2-7
Skyhawks Beginning Golf - July 11-15, Ages 5-9
Abrakadoodle Under the Sea Art Camp – July 18-22, Ages 3-5
Abrakadoodle It’s a Jungle Out There Art Camp – August 1-5, Ages 6-12
Skyhawks Tennis Camp - August 8-12, Ages 7-12
CAS Soccer Camp – August 15-19, Ages 4-14
Play-Well Engineering LEGO Camp – August 22-26, Ages 5-12
Scholarships available! Please visit our website www.easthaddamrec.com for more details.