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

What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.