Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut

Parks and Recreation

view our Program & Camp offerings for Summer 2024, we offer options for all ages. 
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We switched to a new platform in May 2023! If you haven't registered for a program since then, you will need to create an account to register for programs, classes, and events. call 860-536-5680 if you experience technical difficulties.
CS&T Project Tile
Groton’s 2022 Recreation Needs Assessment clearly showed the Town’s trails and pathways are among GPR's most used resources. In conducting the Assessment, residents told us that their top priority is increasing trail and pathway connectivity and waterfront access. Given this direction from the community, the Town launched a Complete Streets and Trails Master Plan project.
The community will have an opportunity to participate in this process by taking an online survey, attending a public workshop, and attending a public presentation. The survey will be available in the coming days and public meetings will be announced once scheduled.
Right now, you can participate by exploring the Greater Groton page and using the mapping tool, answering the quick poll, sharing ideas, or asking questions. Engage and advocate for what you'd like to see!
Go Groton Project Tile
GO (Get Outdoors) Groton is a strong partnership between Groton Public Schools, the Town of Groton, and Groton Open Space Association- GOSA with a focus on collaboration to increase equitable outdoor access to school-age children. We were selected as 1 of 19 cities and towns nationwide to participate in the Nature Everywhere project through Children & Nature Network, National League of Cities and KABOOM! The team is eager to engage in a community assessment process that addresses childhood health and well-being, as well as climate resilience and environmental stewardship.
We are beginning to roll out community engagement opportunities and your first chance to engage is through our project on GreaterGroton.com. Learn about the project and contribute using the features available. The page will be updated regularly as the project advances.
Parks & Recreation Master Plan
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Click the link above or visit the "Studies, Plans, Guiding Documents" on the left to explore the full plan.

This document will guide the work of GP&R to update, improve, and create new programs, facilities, and services.  

 Groton Parks & Recreation building a happy, healthy, more connected community
Town of Groton, Connecticut Parks & Recreation Department includes four Divisions: Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center, Recreation Services, Shennecossett Golf Course, and Parks & Trails
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Register for Recreation and Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center Programs at GrotonRec.com/Discover

Our Vision: Groton is a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has opportunity to live, work and play in a healthy environment.
Our Mission:  To build up Groton, Connecticut as a happy, healthy, more connected community. 
Inclusion Statement: Groton Parks and Recreation is committed to creating and promoting inclusion across all public spaces, facilities and programs that the Department manages.
Learn more about our ADA commitment. We strive to provide programs and areas where everyone feels comfortable and safe.  Help us accomplish that by adhering to our Code of Conduct.