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Important Information

Satisfaction Guarantee
Groton Parks and Recreation is committed to providing the highest quality service to our customers. If you are not fully satisfied with any of our services or classes, please give us the opportunity to resolve your issue.

To be considered a Resident, you must have your primary residence in the Town of Groton.  Please note, we reserve the right to request proof of residency.  We welcome non-resident neighbors to register for most programs, but an additional non-resident fee of $20 for classes or $10 for one-day events is charged. 

Refunds may be granted for requests received prior to the start of the second meeting date for normal programs.

  • No Refunds after the 2nd class

  • A $15 administrative fee is charged for all refunds

  • Administrative fees are waived if the class is cancelled

  • Please allow 2 weeks from request for refund checks to be processed.  Refunds by credit card are applied the next business day.

Scholarships and Grants

We are committed to providing opportunities for all residents, regardless of ability to pay! If you are unable to participate due to fees charged, please contact us. Scholarships are available to residents but they cannot be awarded retroactively or for registrations that are done on-line. 


To apply, complete the family information section on the scholarship form and bring it and the following documents for ALL HOUSEHOLD members living at the address to Groton Parks and Recreation, 27 Spicer Ave., Noank.  (860) 536-5680

  • Proof of Wages/Earnings for the past four (4) weeks for all working family members

  • Proof of Alimony Received

  • Proof of Social Security Income / Social Security Disability

  • Proof of Supplemental Income from State to include rent assistance (rental agreement), food (SNAP) subsidies, unemployment, cash assistance

  • Child Support  (court letter, bank statements, etc.)

  • Any outside source of income

One-time Grants are available to anyone with a need.  A limited amount of grants will be approved each season depending on funding available.  Prior to being considered for a grant, a scholarship form must be completed and evaluated.  Program Grant Request Form


At times it may be necessary to cancel programs due to circumstances beyond our control. Every effort is made to notify participants and schedule make-up sessions. Programs may also be canceled due to low enrollment.

Weather Cancelation Policy
If schools are closed, all classes scheduled to begin prior to 3:00 p.m. are canceled. A decision to cancel afternoon and evening classes is made by 1:00 p.m. If schools are dismissed early due to weather conditions, classes scheduled after 3:00 p.m. are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening due to weather conditions, programs scheduled to begin prior to 3:00 p.m. are canceled. Decisions for weekend programs are made by 7:00 a.m. for morning classes and 11 a.m. for afternoon and evening classes. Cancelation information will be available by calling our Info Line and on our Facebook page.

Info Line
For updates on cancelations, registration information, and directions to program locations, please call our Info Line at (860) 441-6791.

Field & Park Reservations
Please call the Recreation Office at (860) 536-5680 for information on reserving any of our picnic areas at Spicer Park and Sutton Park or any of our playing fields. Park Facility Request Form (pdf)    Park Facility Request Form (doc) 

Participant Behavior
Participants in programs and users of Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Department facilities are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Participants shall behave in a safe and responsible manner, show courtesy and respect to other participants, volunteers and staff, and treat equipment and facilities with care. Groton Parks and Recreation Department uses a positive approach to behavior management. However, the Department reserves the right to take appropriate action based on an evaluation of each situation on its own merits.

Public Safety
If you appear impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will suggest that you allow us to help find someone to drive you and your child home. We will notify proper authorities if refused.

Despite our best efforts, sometimes errors sneak into print. We apologize for any problems these errors may cause.

Groton Parks and Recreation | 27 Spicer Ave., Noank, CT 06340 | 860.536.5680 |