Fields & Facilities


Recreation Facilities

The New Fairfield Town Park swimming facility is located at 180 Route 39. It is a seasonal facility which opens for weekends only on Memorial Day weekend. The beach opens for week days, Monday through Friday, at the close of the school year and remains open through the Labor Day weekend. Residents are able to purchase a season pass for a nominal fee. Daily guest passes are also available. Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The park offers restrooms, changing areas, an extended snack bar and a picnic area overlooking the water.

The New Fairfield Town Marina is adjacent to the Town Beach . It consists of 150 boat slips which are leased on an annual basis to New Fairfield residents. The slips were installed about 9 years ago. There is a boat attendant on duty weekends from mid April, daily from July through Labor Day and weekends again through October. For additional information about the Marina , call the Parks and Recreation office.

Hidden Valley Nature Center is 3.4 acres of wetlands and wooded hillside nestled between the town’s Meeting House Hill School and the High School. Approximately one mile of self guided trails wind around and through the valley of oak, maple and hickory trees. These, along with many varieties of bushes and low lying flora, provide habitat for deer, skunk, opossum, raccoon and gray squirrels. As many as 160 species of birds have been sighted in the valley and pond. A man made pond is home to turtles, a few species of fish, frogs and toads along with other aquatic animals. A self guided tour brochure may be obtained at the center. There is a small museum, pavilion, lecture circle along with rest areas along the trails. An observation deck juts out into the pond.

New Fairfield Parks and Recreation and the New Fairfield Land Trust jointly oversee the programs at Hidden Valley. Each year programs such as maple sugaring, herb walks, ecological discussions, bird watching, tree identification walks, etc. are offered at the Center. The New Fairfield Boy Scouts with the help of the New Fairfield Lions Club donate countless hours of labor to maintain this preserve for generations to come.

Ball Pond is a beautiful, tranquil lake located on the western side of New Fairfield on Ball Pond Road . The pond is used for boating (no motors) by the residents living in that area. There is a community beach maintained by the Ball Pond Association.

New Fairfield’s Community Park is a complex located at the entrance to New Fairfield High School. There are two soccer fields, a softball field, a bocci court, a creative playground and picnic area. A volleyball pit is being planned. Adding handicap access and new equipment to the creative playground is also in the future planning. The Community Park is extensively used by the residents of New Fairfield - from the littlest toddler enjoying the swings to the adults playing soccer or softball on the fields.

Located on the corner of Williams and Barnum Roads there is a tranquil pond - summer home to a multitude of ducks, frogs, goldfish and geese. The Community Service Club lovingly tends to the beautiful landscaping which includes gardens and benches to rest on and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Most afternoons you can join young parents with their little ones to feed the ducks or watch the goldfish.

Then winter arrives at Williams Pond - The area is transformed into a skating area. The noise level increases and the activity speeds up as the young hockey players and skaters take over the area. The pond is monitored by the town to determine if the ice is thick enough to be safe.

Located behind Town Hall, Memorial Field is actually two softball fields that serve many purposes. In addition to the Women’s Softball League and the Men’s Softball League, the Girls’ Softball League and the N.F. Lion’s Bambino League play on these two fields. Memorial Field is host to the annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions, several summer concerts or programs sponsored by the N.F. Parks and Recreation and the Library, as well as the annual tree lighting and pictures with Santa during the holidays. There is a beautiful gazebo, built by the N.F. Lions, which is used extensively throughout the year and adjacent to the Gazebo is a 40’ evergreen which serves as the town’s official Christmas tree. The local nursery schools also use this facility for a part of their summer camp program.


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