Sandy Beach @ Crystal Lake is now Closed for the 2023 season.
The Ellington Parks and Recreation Department offers great aquatic programs for all ages.
Please note that not all programs available are mentioned on this page; for more information, please visit our Activenet page.
Click here to review the letter regarding having a raft at Crystal Lake; this letter was provided to the Town by Stephen Pendl, Risk Management Consultant, CIRMA Risk Management Services.
Swimming Lessons 2023 season: Unfortunately we will not be offering swimming lessons this summer. If you have any questions please email Assistant Recreation Director/Aquatics Director Mary M. Bartley @ email@example.com
2023 CRYSTAL LAKE SANDY BEACH
The Crystal Lake Sandy Beach Facility will be open June 12th through August 20th, 2023
(weather & staff permitting)
BEACH PASSES Available for purchase online through Activenet starting May 8th for Ellington Residents ONLY, or in person at the Recreation Department during regular business hours.
2023 Season Pass Rates - Ellington Residents Only:
$75.00 Per Family
$10.00 Senior Citizens (ages 60+)
2023 Walk-In Rates - Ellington Residents Only
$10.00 Adult (ages 18+)
$8.00 Child (ages 5-17) - ages under 5 are free
$1.00 Senior (ages 60+)
2023 Walk-In Rates - Non Ellington Residents
$20.00 Adults (ages 18+)
$10.00 (ages 5-17) - Ages under 5 are free
$1.00 Seniors (Ages 60 +)
"Carry in/Out” trash policy will be in effect: Patrons must take out what they bring in. No receptacles will be available for public use.
No Grilling or Fires allowed at the facility. No Smoking /Vaping is allowed on the beach or picnic areas.
Restrooms will be open
Restrooms will be cleaned periodically throughout the day
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Should the parking area or waterfront reach maximum capacity at any point, the beach will be
closed and notification will be posted immediately on the Ellington Recreation Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ellingtonparkandrec/. Any closures due to weather or staffing will also be posted. Please be sure to check our Facebook page before departing for the beach.
Please note these requirements reflect our current guidelines, any changes or updates will be posted to our Facebook page. Beach officials have full authority to impose further restrictions to ensure a safe aquatic environment. Law enforcement will be monitoring beach activity and any willful violation of beach rules may result in immediate ejection from the premise, revocation of beach pass rights, and any further action deemed necessary by law enforcement.
Upcoming Roadwork - Detour
Starting on Monday, June 19th, in conjunction with the Town Project to replace the Strawberry Road Bridge over Abbey Brook (approximately 150 ft east of the Strawberry Road/Blueberry Circle intersection), ROTHA Contracting Company, Inc. of Avon will implement the road closure and detour for this project.
The initial work of installing the detour signing and utility relocations is currently occurring. Once the roadway is closed, the existing culverts will be removed, and a new structure will be installed. The detour will use Somers Road (Route 83), Hoffman Road, Egypt Road, and Blueberry Circle.
Work on the project will include removal of the culverts, installation of the bridge substructure and a precast three-sided bridge, stream bank and channel reconstruction, roadway guide rail installation, and roadway paving. The roadway is expected to be reopened by November 3, 2023.
Please call DPW at 860-870-3140 with any questions.