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Groton Parks & Recreation: Studies, Plans, Guiding Documents

Groton Parks & Recreation and Thrive55+ Active Living Center value objective data, based on Community feedback and interest, to plan and prioritize our efforts. We're committed to transparency, as such we intentionally make our plans and guides public and easily accessible to the Groton, Connecticut community.
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2020 Groton Community Recreational Needs Assessment and Feasibility Survey Final Report

The purpose of the Groton Community Recreational Needs Assessment and Feasibility Survey Final Report 2020 was to assess system-wide parks and recreation needs in Groton, along with support for renovation of the Pratt Recreation Building including specific amenities desired. This survey research effort and subsequent analysis were designed to assist Groton Parks and Recreation in developing a plan to reflect the community’s needs and desires.

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ADA Transition Plan Progress Report 2023

Groton Parks and Recreation values including people as a means of strengthening our community. Read More

Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Agency Accreditation

Groton Parks & Recreation is actively pursuing national recognition as an accredited agency with NRPA's Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community. Achieving CAPRA accreditation is the best way to demonstrate that your agency and your staff provide your community with the highest level of service.

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Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports show how Groton Parks and Recreation is taking to build up Groton, Connecticut as a happy, healthy, more connected community. Read More

Athletic Fields Task Force

In 2020 the Town Council directed Groton Parks and Recreation to create a task force charged with developing a plan to address the need for additional atheltic fields in the Town serving both school needs and community needs. Read More

CT Community Connectivity Grant

The Parks and Recreation Department secured a CT Community Connectivity Grant from the DOT for $344,705. Construction of the project is expected to begin in July of 2022. Read More

Groton Recreation Needs Assessment

The primary goal of this research study, performed by GreatBlue, was to assess the value of Groton’s amenities, programs, and events, as well as measuring participation at events and utilization of amenities by residents and non-residents Read More

Master Plan 2009

This Master Plan establishes a clear direction, prioritized action plan, and implementation strategies to guide Town staff, advisory committees and elected officials in their efforts to enhance the community’s parks and recreation facilities, programs and services. Read More

Noank Park Conceptual Plan

The intended use of this parcel is to retain the current uses, community garden, Christmas tree nursery and fruiting tree orchard and enrich the neighborhood park experience by enhancing the park. Accessibility will be improved through connectivity to existing sidewalks roads and parking areas. Comfort will be augmented by expanding seating, adding a port-o-let and drinking fountain. Creating a space for play by adding a playground.

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Strategic Plan

Groton Parks and Recreation released its Strategic Plan that maps a course forward as the Department strives to reach its vision of making Groton a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has the opportuntiy to live, work, and play in a healthy environment. Read More

Sutton Park Master Plan

The purpose of this project is to develop a Site Master Plan for the Town of Groton’s Sutton Park; a 17.8-acre park that is in a central geographic location and experiences a high amount of use from the youth and families of the Groton community.

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