About Us


The Ellington Parks & Recreation Commission and recreation staff continue to make a concentrated effort to provide a cross section of quality programming on a year-round basis. An earnest effort has been made to create and offer programs, both on a passive and non-passive basis, for all age groups within the community. Additional special events and "creative" programming continue to be of interest to the residents of the community, providing department staff with the opportunity to plan and implement family-oriented activities too. 

The department is staffed by three full-time recreation professionals, one of which also serves as the Waterfront Director. Part-time positions (generated by revenue) include athletic officials, special skills instructors, lifeguards, day camp counselors, and program supervisors. The Ellington Recreation Department could not function without our many volunteers. We are honored to work with over 350 community volunteers on an annual basis. 



Incorporated in 1786 on land that was once known as the Great Marsh, Ellington is a growing community with rural charm and suburban convenience, located 20 minutes from Hartford. 

The town is a blend of agriculture and industry, businesses and homes, nestled in the Connecticut River Valley and set against the backdrop of the Shenipsit State Forest. With over 3,000 acres under civilization, Ellington remains one of the largest agricultural production towns in Connecticut. Ellington has a population of 15,856 and it covers 34.6 sq. miles in Tolland County. 


Ellington is truly a great place to grow