Recreation Department


The mission of the Recreation Department is to provide quality, affordable recreational services to enable the entire community to utilize their leisure time, and to enhance the quality of life. We provide individuals with facilities and programs through which they have an opportunity for social interaction, to improve their physical conditioning, to develop new skills, and to enjoy safe, wholesome, and satisfying activities. We also establish cooperation with community and area agencies to complement or supplement their services.

Beach Stickers

Beach Stickers for non-residents are $250 season pass or $20 per day Monday - Thursday and $40 per day Friday - Sunday and holidays for Long Beach and Short Beach. For those residents with new cars or leased vehicles, a car registration or tax bill and a driver’s license must be shown to obtain the stickers at the Recreation Office at Birdseye Complex 468 Birdseye Street Stratford.

2023-2025 Beach Sticker Reminder

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Amy Knorr
Superintendent of Recreation

Stratford Recreation Department
 468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Email the Recreation Department

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

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


From dance lessons to cooking classes, Stratford's public recreation programs have something to offer for all ages. Below, find information and links to our 2024 offerings.

Other Information

The Department reserves the picnic pavilions at Short Beach and Boothe Park as well as the Boothe Park Dining Hall.

Recreation Department offices are closed for most major holidays.   

The Stratford Recreation Department staff is certified in CPR and first aid.

All Recreation Department programs are open to everyone in Town. Any individuals with a disability who need special assistance to participate in the programs should contact the Recreation Office.


The Recreation Department Staff has made every effort to prepare this website as accurately as possible and to frequently update it.  However due to publication deadlines, program listings/information may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc.  We apologize in advance for any errors or for any inconvenience these errors may cause.

The Recreation Department accepts cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard and American Express.