Mini Programs

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

Always wanted to go to a concert in the park or a trip out of town? The Parks & Rec Department funds several types of activities that will appeal to anyone.
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Programs


Girls Competitive Friday Night Lights Basketball Games at Brookside Park

Friday evenings, September 7 through October 5, 2018
Team configuration will change week to week and there will be officials to monitor the games. 
Grades 5&6 from 5:30-6:45 pm
Grades 7&8 from 6:45-8:00 pm
Min.12/Max. 28
Fee: $35.00 



2018 Charles Huggins Tennis TournamENT

September 22&23, 2018 @ Schwartz Park


Special Needs Social Club

This proposed new social activity program, if interest warrants, will be designed for those ages 10+ with developmental/cognitive disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and field trips while meeting new friends in this informal, drop-in program. An adult guardian must accompany each participant, unless waived by the activity leader.  For more information, contact Bob Tedford at (860) 870-3118 or email rtedford@ellington-ct.gov.

Unified Basketball 


The unified basketball program is available for those that are emotionally and/or physically challenged. Limited space is available for non-residents; see contact below.
Program Contact: Allison Breen – abreen@ellington-ct.gov
 


 

Jukido - All skill levels welcome


Instructor: Paul Ward
SESSION 1 - Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1 15,
22, 29
AGES: 6 YEARS AND UP
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm 
Fee: $42 for 7 class session
Location: Center School


SESSION 2 - Mondays,  November 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17
AGES 6 YEARS AND UP
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $36 for 6 class session
Location: Center School
   
    

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS (fall outdoor)  


tiny tot tennis

Instructor: Gary Marquez
Ages 4-5 years old
Dates: Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Location: Schwartz Park
Fee: $35 
Code: TINY.TTTF18
    


Pee Wee Tennis


Instructor: Gary Marquez
Ages: 6-8 years old 
Dates: Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 
Time: 9:30 - 10:15 am
Location: Schwartz Park
Fee: $35
Code: PEE.PWEF18
 


Youth Tennis Lessons


Instructor: Gary Marquez
Ages: 9-13 years old
Dates: Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am
Location: Schwartz Park
Fee: $35
Code: YOTH.TNF18
 

 

Youth Coed Informal Volleyball


Grades 4-6
Day: Wednesday
Dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10
Time: 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Location: Ellington Middle School
Fee: $25
Min. 8, Max 16
Code: YUTH.VBAL18
  


FALL CROSS COUNTRY


Program Coordinator: Dan Dryburgh
Boys and Girls, Grades 3-8
Wednesdays: 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Sept. 12 - Oct. 24, 2018
Saturdays: 9:00 -10:30 am, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27, 2018
Fee: $10
Code: CrossC.Fall18
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 Bob Tedford at (860) 870-3118. 

Children’s Garden:

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.

Outdoor (park) Educational offerings


@Batz Property 97 Shenipsit Street
Encourage your child to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with “hands-on” opportunities while promoting healthy eating habits. Program will utilize gardening, stories and arts & crafts, to allow your child to experience nature while discovering the cycles of life. Age appropriate “cooking” skills will be introduced in order to provide children motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Preschool (3-5years) 
45 minute sessions for 5 weeks
Fridays: 11:00-11:45 am, Class size: 8-10 maximum
Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6

School Age (6 – 10 years)
1 hour sessions, one night a week for 4 weeks at the Recreation Department at 31 Arbor Way and at least one Saturday TBD at the Youth Garden located at the Batz Community Garden. 
6-7 pm, Class size: 8-10 maximum.
Fee: $12.00
 
 


 
 
 
 
 


 






















 

 


  


 


 

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