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Creating Community Through People, Parks & Programs


Recreation Complex

Nicknamed the "RecPlex," this is the main location for recreation in town, featuring a wide variety of facilities and activities, as well as the home and headquarters of the Parks Maintenance Crew.

Location: 215 Old Hebron Road (Directions)
Hours: 7AM - 11PM - 7 days per week



Park Rules

To enhance the enjoyment of all users of the park, there are just a few important rules:
  • No alcohol or smoking is permitted in the park.
  • All dogs must be leashed and curbed.
  • Additional signage must be obeyed.
Lightning & Severe Weather

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, the following precautions should be taken when outdoors and lightning or thunder is first seen or heard:

Avoid water.
Avoid the high ground.
Avoid open spaces.
Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc.
Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees.
Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut.
If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:
  • Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.
  • Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.
*Suspend activity for 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder.

Questions should be directed to the Colchester Recreation Manager at (860) 537-7295 or recmanager@colchesterct.gov .

Facilities


Sports Fields
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R1 - Little League Field (Lighted)
R2 - Majors/JV Baseball Field (Lighted)
R3 - Little League/Adult Softball Field (Lighted)
R4 - T-Ball Field
R5 - Multipurpose Field (Partially-Lighted)
R6 - Softball/Adult Softball Field
R7 - Rectangular Field
R8 - Rectangular Field (Lighted)

Lights may only be activated by codes issued through the Parks and Recreation Office.

Tennis Annex
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Aside from three lighted tennis courts, there is also one lighted basketball court, as well as several lighted horseshoe pits. There is also a swing set.
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To activate the lights, press the designated button on the small concrete building by the tennis courts. This will turn the lights on for 90 minutes. The lights are operational from 45 minutes before sunset through 10:50pm.
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For the courtesy of other players and the preservation of the courts, tennis court rules include:
  • limit use to 1 hour when others are waiting
  • use of appropriate footwear
  • no rollerblading or skateboarding
Playscapes
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Two distinct sets of equipment are available for younger children. Located between the Pavilion and the Splash Park, one set is designed for children ages 3-5, while the other is designed for ages 5-12.
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A third playscape, the Galaxy, is located by the Skate Park, and is intended for more mature children, such as those that frequent the skate park.
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Covered Pavilion
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The pavilion is open for public use, though it may be reserved for private parties. Permanent charcoal grills are available on site.

Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

The park is equipped with free wireless internet.
Interested in being a sponsor?  Please contact us! 860-537-7297

Why work on your computer in your home or office when you can surf the internet at the park? While just a handful of parks across the nation offer free wireless internet access, Colchester has moved to the forefront in Connecticut by offering free outdoor Wi-Fi in their park.

While it may seem strange to have internet access at a park, test sites across the country are showing that these ‘hot spots’ are drawing park visitors that otherwise might not visit. And anything that can entice people into a more active setting is a great tool in the fight against the growing obesity epidemic. Once there, we hope they’ll take the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the park.”

Colchester Parks and Recreation is offering this free service to all visitors to the Colchester Recreation Complex from June-September. All that is required is a wireless-ready lap top within several hundred feet of the pavilion at the park.

Local businesses can sponsor the service on a monthly basis, receiving recognition through signage at the park, as well as on the home page that users will see when accessing the internet through the service. For more information on sponsoring the service, contact: recmanager@colchesterct.gov .

Spray Park
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Open seasonally, the Spray Park is the perfect place to cool off on those hot summer days. Though the park is self-operated and unsupervised, there are rules and regulations to be followed, including adult supervision and use of swim diapers for babies. There is NO FOOD allowed in the Spray Park.  

While the Spray Park is not usually open during the school year, it is currently CLOSED and will remain closed until further notice.

Skate Park

The skate park is located in the center of the Recreation Complex. Constructed due to the hard work and fundraising efforts of a dedicated volunteer group, a new generation of users and parents are leading the way toward future additions to the park.

The use of helmets and pads are strongly recommended at the Skate Park.

Walking Path

Looking for a great place to walk outside? Visit the walking trail at the Colchester Recreation Complex at 215 Old Hebron Road. The approximately 2/3-mile loop winds its way in and around the many ballfields at the complex.
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Concession Stand

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The Dugout offers a variety of hot foods including hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos, chicken tenders, french fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings.  They also have various snack items, candy and novelty ice cream.  The Dugout is CLOSED.

Day Camp Office:
Located by the pavilion, this shed serves as the seasonal headquarters for the Colchester Summer Day Camp

Restrooms:
Multiple restrooms are located throughout the park, including the Splash Park, Concession Stand and Football Field.

Parks Garage:
This is the main storage facility and headquarters for the Town's Parks Maintenance Crew.

Park Rentals/Reservations:
The Covered Pavilion, as well as the various sports fields, are available for rental. Complete information and forms.

Directions:

From Hartford and West:
Route 2 east to Exit 17.
Left off of exit.
Turn right onto Old Hartford Rd.
After passing Fire Station on left, take sharp left onto Old Hebron Rd.
Park is on left, just past stop sign.

From Norwich and East:
Take Route 2 west to Exit 18.
Right off of exit
At end of road (across from Town Green), turn left onto Main Street.
After second light, vere right onto Old Hebron Rd (across from Mobil gas station).
Park is on left, just past stop sign.








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