Parks & Recreation
residents have many types of City-run athletic and cultural programs available.
The City organizes and runs: sports programs, league activities, arts
and craft programs, a year round swimming program and various recreational
activities throughout the year. Over 8,000 weekly participants take part
in our spring outdoor recreation programs, while 3,500 adults and children
play weekly in our fall programs. Sports such as baseball, softball, soccer,
basketball, football and cheerleading are available at several age levels.
Winter months find over 2,000 residents participating in our indoor gym
program that includes volleyball and basketball.
Six parks with over 150 acres of developed
land provide tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields, picnic areas,
fishing and boating. There are also two private golf courses and 153 acre
Well State Park on Lake Housatonic.
Shelton Community Center
The 60,000 sq.ft. Center contains an indoor
basketball court, a 25 yard, 8 lane swimming pool, two weight rooms with
21 pieces of exercise equipment, seven multipurpose rooms, a mid-sized
banquet room with kitchen facilities and a branch library. It also houses
the offices of the Parks and Recreation Department, a private day care
center and a U.S. Post Office.
enjoy the year-round availability of trails on Sheltons open space
for passive recreation such as hiking. fishing. birdwatching and wildlife
study. There are a choice of trail types, matching the open space lands
diversity of meadows, forests and watercourses
The largest hiking network is in the Shelton
Lakes Greenway. Detailed trails map guide for this area along with open
space rules are available at City Hall, the Plumb Memorial Library, the
Community Center and on the internet at borntoexplore.org/trails.
The White House of the United States recognized this trail system as a
Community Millennium Trail in May 2000. We take special celebration on
National Trails Day, the first Saturday of June, with organized hikes.
Riverwalk at Enterprise Park
part of the Citys effort to reclaim the banks of the Housatonic
River in downtown Shelton, a new linear park has been constructed as part
the Shelton Enterprise and Commerce Park.
City of Shelton, various community groups and local businesses sponsor
several citywide events throughout the year. These include:
4th of July Fireworks
Concerts on the Green
Christmas Tree Lighting
Weekly Movies at City Hall
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