New London County Parks Department

Find New London County Connecticut parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Colchester Parks and Recreation 127 Norwich Avenue Colchester CT 06415 860-537-7297


Groton Parks and Recreation 295 Meridian Street Groton CT 06340 860-446-4127

New London County Parks 181 State Street New London CT 06320 860-447-5200

Preston Parks and Recreation 389 Connecticut 2 Preston CT 06365 860-889-2482

Waterford Parks and Recreation 15 Rope Ferry Road Waterford CT 06385 860-444-5881

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.