These are some of the many parks and recreation facilities available within the town of Colchester. Click on the name for additional information.
More information about the plan to REOPEN COLCHESTER PARKS AND FACILITIES CAN BE FOUND HERE.
- Air Line Trail State Park
- Chanticlair Golf Course
- Colchester Burying Grounds
- Colchester Dog Park
- Day Pond State Park
- Lions Club Skating Pond
- Recreation Complex
- Ruby & Elizabeth Cohen Woodlands
- Salmon River State Park
- Schuster Park
- Town Green
- Colchester Elementary School (CES): 315 Halls Hill Road
- Jack Jackter Intermediate School (JJIS): 215 Halls Hill Road
- William J. Johnston Middle School (WJJMS): 360 Norwich Avenue
- Bacon Academy (BA): 699 Norwich Avenue
Park and Grounds Maintenance
The Parks Maintenance Division is coordinated under the supervision of the Public Works Department, (860) 537-7288. The Parks Division maintains approximately 360 acres of public land, town parks, open space, municipal and school grounds, and athletic facilities. Additionally, they provide snow removal for all town and school properties, including sidewalks.Public Works oversees the closing of fields and the splashpad.
Please Respect Your Property
This is your park. It's just like your very own back yard. Please take a moment to teach your children respect for public property. Remind them to pick up after themselves, use trash containers, and to leave trees and flowers alone for all to enjoy. Be a good role model too!
Top 5 Signs that the Fields are Unsafe to Play
- Fields have standing puddles of water
- Footing is unsure or slippery
- Ground is water logged & squishy
- Grass is easily pulled out of ground
- Lightning or Severe Weather Storms
When games are played under these conditions, it can often cause irreversible damage to the field. It takes months, sometimes years, for the field to recover. It is also unsafe, causing pulled muscles due to slips & strains.
Dog Owners - Notice To Dog Owners
Town ordinance requires your dog to be leashed on public property, including town parks. Children play at the park and a loose pooch may frighten or be frightened. Also please use pooper-scoopers to keep the park clean! Click HERE for a Pet Waste Brochure. Thank you.