Parks and Recreation

Posted on May 22, 2018 · Posted in Bulletin Board

Celebrating Community through People, Parks and Programs!

Chester Parks and Recreation

860-526-0013 extension 223, for information or to save a space!

Link to the forms below or visit our website for additional program information and registration forms:



There are 2 SPACES AVAILABLE THE WEEK OF AUGUST13th for children entering grades 1 through 7.

Link to our 2018 CAMP CALENDAR and 2018 CAMP REGISTRATION for information.



At the Chester Town Hall

NEW!  SPACE AVAILABLE  CPR for Professional Rescuers: Friday, June 1, 3:00pm-9:00pm

$40 for the class, add $10 for a pocket mask  Link to: Professional Rescuer Registration

Cedar Lake 2018

The Town Beaches on Cedar Lake are scheduled to be open for the 2018 season from June 15 through August 19, 10:30am until 6:00pm.  Hours may vary according to staff availability, training, weather, or special programs.  Access to the Town parks, including the beaches on Cedar Lake, is by permit only.

Non-resident passes are available at Pelletier Park during operating hours for $65 per household. Chester residents may enter staffed facilities by showing a driver’s license, or other proof of residency or taxpayer status with identification.  Groups of 10 or more must make reservations in advance and provide a certificate of liability insurance.

Fishing!  To avoid hooks in swimmers’ feet, do not fish in the swimming areas, even in the off-season!


If your child is in the water you should be too!

With the opening of Cedar Lake the Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind parents to please watch your children while they are in the water, and do not leave them unattended at the facility.  Drowning is the second leading cause of trauma deaths for ages 1-19 years old and the third leading cause of ALL deaths of children 0-4 years of age. There are 3,533 fatal (non-boating related) drownings annually in the United States.  This is about 10 drowning deaths per day.


We would like all patrons to realize that no one is permitted in the water if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or while they are chewing gum or eating.  Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70% of deaths associated with water recreation.


Please remember that head first entries are not permitted at our swimming facilities.

This includes throwing children into the water.  Head-first entries are the leading cause of sports related spinal injuries.


We hope you enjoy the Town properties maintained by the Chester Park and Recreation Commission. 

They include Pelletier Park, Lake View Park, the Baseball Fields at Chester Elementary School, L’Hommedieu Park, Chester Creek Overlook, North Quarter Park and Parker’s Point Boat Launch.

Contact us if you have a comment or a concern regarding any one of our parks!

Call 526-0013 extension 223 or e-mail


ALL LEVELS OF Yoga in Chester

Sponsored by Chester Parks and Recreation and Gather for Wellness

TUESDAYS through May 22  Next season’s session begins on September 11

Participate any Tuesday Night, 5:45pm

$10 drop in fee payable to the instructor the evenings you attend



KARATE FOR all levels Open to students ages 5 through 15!

Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu with Instructor Tammy Marino

at the Chester Town Hall, Mondays, 5:00 until 6:00pm

call 526-0013 extension 223 or e-mail to register

$45 for 5 classes payable to “Tammy Marino”

Summer Session: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Session 1: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, Session 2: October 15, 22, 29, November 19, 26, Session 3: December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, Session 4: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, Session 5: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, Session 6: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3

Karate registration is available for this summer and next school year!  Karate 2018-2019Karate July 2018-June 2019 Poster


Field Hockey Clinics with the Valley Regional High School Coaches and Players                                                       

Field Hockey for grades 2 through 8 will be held at Chester Elementary School.  Look for the dates in late August, after the high school games are scheduled.  No previous experience is required.  Learn a new sport or practice your skills.  All levels are welcome.  Sticks, balls, mouth guards and goggles will be provided, but students may bring their own equipment.  The fee is $10 per player or $15 per family for the three sessions.



American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED Classes at the Chester Town Hall

$35 for one class, $45 for both classes – CPR/AED is on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Add First Aid on Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:30pm-7:30pm.