Community Activities

Updated August 7, 2014

Community Calendar

The Recreation Department serves as editor of the Community Calendar. The Community Organizations Council twice per year publishes the Calendar, in January and August. The Calendar includes information on a wide variety of opportunities open to townspeople to further their learning, to obtain guidance in personal growth, and to find opportunities for the constructive use of their leisure time. The publication is offered to stimulate and encourage more participation and involvement in community activities. It serves as a handy reference.


Come join Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist, David Wright for informative fall discovery walks, “Exploring Natural Stratford – From Forest to Shore. Walk Stratford’s shore and trails and see them as you have never seen them before. Walks are free but registration is requested. Get in shape while enjoying the great outdoors. Register online at Activity# 449910 

Stratford, Natural-ly
Nature Walks & Hikes - Fall 2014







Inland Park Walk


Wooster Pond and Park



Fall Forest Walk


Roosevelt Forest



Fall Marsh Walk


Great Meadows Marsh at Long Beach Blvd



End of Fall Walk


Short Beach/Stratford Point



Mid Winter Greenway


Stratford Greenway




Come Celebrate Stratford’s 375th Anniversary at the following events

Special Discount Ticket Programs:

Beginning in June, the Recreation Department also sells discount tickets to Lake Compounce ($28), Six Flag Amusement Park ($35.25) and Movie Tickets for Regal Cinemas ($8).
Stratford Community Concert Band
The Stratford Community Concert Band was founded in 1961, providing area musicians of all ages and skill levels with a place to rehearse and perform together. Current members range in age from middle-schoolers to middle-agers, to seniors, and represent a wide variety of professions. The common bond has always been a love of music.
The band performs annual gazebo concerts on Paradise Green, along with a Holiday concert, with occasional other engagements as they arise.
There are no auditions for membership and there are no fees for music or rehearsals. The only requirements for continuing membership are average performing ability on a standard band instrument and reasonable regularity in attending rehearsals. Band meets at Stratford High School from 7:30-9:30pm Tuesday evenings.
To inquire about membership, please contact us at

Summer Concert Series
Held at Paradise Green (unless noted) on the following (tentative) dates:
Nashville Drive – Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 pm (raindate June 19)
Connecticut Symphonic Band – Tuesday, June 24, 7:30pm (raindate June 26, 7:30pm) 
The Baron’s – Tuesday, July 15, 7:00pm (raindate July 17, 7:00pm) Postponed to Thurs. July 17
Paul King Big Band Sound - Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 pm (raindate July 24, 7:00pm) 
Signature Band - Thursday, July 31, 7:00pm (raindate August 6, 7:00pm)
Atwood Express – Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 pm (raindate August 7, 7:00 pm)
Slammin’ Band - Tuesday, August 12, 7:00pm (raindate August 14, 7:00pm)
Fools on the Hill Band - Tuesday, August 19, 7:00pm (raindate August 21, 7:00pm)
Forgotten by Friday - Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 pm (raindate August 28, 7:00 pm)

Concerts at Short Beach sponsored by the Short Beach Concession Stand
Bands and entertainers will be scheduled on weekends at the Concession Stand Deck beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
More events to come! Check us out on Facebook.

The Stratford Sister Cities Chorus
is accepting new members!
Your voice and enthusiasm are needed to reach the goal of becoming
the best community chorus anywhere! And we mean, ANYWHERE!
Come sing and travel with us!
Mondays: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Stratford High Music Room 104
Registration and information session: Monday, September 15, 2014
(Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
First semester (Sept.-Dec.) tuition for students: $20 adults: $35
This is a multi-generational four part ensemble made up of
high schoolers and post-high schoolers of all ages.
Join with a relative. Join with a friend. Just join!
Questions? Contact:




Additional Links

Contact Information

Patricia Patusky
Superintendent of Recreation
Stratford Recreation Department
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615


Voice: (203) 385-4052
Fax: (203) 381-2072
Permits: (203) 385-4053
Youth Programs: (203) 385-4129
Cancelations: (203) 385-4129

Recreation Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday – April 26 through September 27