Mini Programs

The Ellington Parks and Recreation Department offers many different activities that will keep your family entertained.

While the coronavirus pandemic has caused our current programming to be cancelled, please read on for an overview of our typical offerings. 


Jukido  - All skill levels welcome 

Instructor: Paul Ward
Ages 6 and over
Location: Center School
Fee: $28  for 4 class session

Youth Tennis Programs 

Instructor: Gary Marquez
Locations Vary
Tiny Tot: Ages 4-5
Pee Wee: Ages 6-7
Youth: Ages 8-13
Fee: $40

Tennis lessons for the above age groups are also available. 

We also hope to add a Mommy & Me Tennis program, where both parent and child (ages 3-4) will be introduced to the game of tennis while having fun and sharpening coordination skills using foam balls and right-sized racquets in a program designed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Friends of Ellington Tennis (FOET).  All equipment will be provided. 

USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) 2019

Teams in three age groups work on development and play and compete against teams from Western Mass. and Northern CT in official USTA leagues.
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Program Coordinator: Dan Dryburgh
Coed, Grades 3-8
Fee: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident
Location: Ellington High School Track
The Fall Cross Country program is designed as a "training program" for the upcoming Ellington and Manchester Road Races, but with emphasis on fun and exercise. New and returning coaches are welcome to participate.
Please contact Dustin Huguenin at (860) 870-3118. 

Children’s Garden (Cancelled Spring 2020)

The Ellington Recreation Department has implemented a Children’s Garden at Batz Community Garden. We hope to provide a place to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with hands-on opportunities – and to have fun! The Children’s Garden will provide a safe place to experience nature, discover the cycles of life and provide motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Please check the Recreation Department website for further details.