Attractions | Greenwich Moms

Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches

Binney Park
Stop here after picking up bagels for a picnic at Upper Crust in Old Greenwich. Walk your dog around the pond or enjoy a picnic under a shady tree!

Location: Old Greenwich, CT
Contact: (203) 622-7814

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Bruce Park

Home to probably the most popular playground in town, there’s a ton to do for kids from new walkers through elementary school. Think: large sandbox, climbing structures, rocking rides and slides. Plus while your kids are playing, you can walk along the nature trails and take in the beautiful scenery.

Location: Bruce Park Drive
Contact: (203) 622-7814

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Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
Location: 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich
Contact: (203) 637-4583

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Ferry to Island Beach
Location: Arch Street

Hotline: (203) 618-7672
Contact for weather cancellations: (203) 661-5957

(Park in designated spaces in Island Beach Parking Lot on left, across the street from ferry dock- valid Park Pass required – for Greenwich residents and their guests only)

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Greenwich Point Park

Location: Old Greenwich
Contact: (203) 622-7700

(Open Year Round 6:00am – sunset)

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Havemeyer Fields
Location: 290 Greenwich Ave

Byram Park
Location: 4 Ritch Ave W
Contact: (203) 531-8938

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Location: Arch Street
Contact: (203) 622-7814

William Street Playground
Location: Church Street

Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center
Location: 449 Pemberwick Rd, Glenville
Contact: (203) 532-1259
A Glenville playground with activities for kids 2-12; there’s also a softball diamond and football field.

Bible Street Playground
Location: Cos Cob, CT
Neighborhood playground perfect for younger kids, with a small-ish slide and infant swings. Adjacent to large field for running around.

Cos Cob Park
Location: Sound Shore Drive, Cos Cob
This new playground has a separate section for kids under 3, with softer ground and smaller equipment. Bonus for parents—a spacious walking path for strollers and a gorgeous view of the water.

Greenwich Common
Location: 1 Sound View Ct, Greenwich
This is a small playground with picnic tables/field right downtown. Grab a coffee on the Ave. and take a breather from errands while the kids burn off some steam.

Greenwich Public Schools
Location: Various
When school’s not in session, the elementary schools have playgrounds perfect for older kids (and little brothers and sisters itching to keep up with them).

Loughlin Ave Playground
Location: Loughlin Ave., Cos Cob
Pick up a smoothie at Green & Tonic and walk over to this medium-sized playground with rocking alligators for little ones, and swings for kids of all ages. Adjacent to soccer field and paddle courts.

Pemberwick Park
Location: Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich
Standard playground fare for kids 2 to 12 years old.

William Street Playground
Location: Corner of Church St. & William St., Greenwich
Another downtown playground with activities for kids 2-12; there’s a basketball court for older kids and teens.

Parks without Playgrounds

Ferry to Island Beach
Location: Arch Street
Contact for weather cancellations: (203) 661-5957
Park in designated spaces in Island Beach Parking Lot on left, across the street from ferry dock. Valid Park Pass required; for Greenwich residents and their guests only.

Greenwich Point Park
Location: Old Greenwich, CT
Usually referred to as “Tod’s Point,” this gorgeous green space on Long Island sound has it all—beach, picnic tables.

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Location: Arch St., Greenwich
Home to big events throughout the year, from Adopt-A-Dog to the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival.

 

To learn more about Greenwich Parks & Recreation, go to greenwichctgov.com or call (203) 622-7814.

Museums

Bruce Museum
Location: 1 Museum Drive
Contact: (203) 869-0376

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Greenwich Historical Society
Location: 47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob
Contact: (203) 869-6899

Maritime Aquarium
Location: 10 N. Water St, Norwalk
Contact: (203) 852-0700

Stepping Stones Museum
Location: 303 West Ave Mathews Park, Norwalk
Contact: (203) 899-0606

Libraries and Bookstores

Greenwich Library
Location: 101 West Putnam Ave
Contact: (203) 622-7900

Perrot Memorial Library
Location: 90 Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich
Contact: (203) 637-1066

Cos Cob Library
Location: 5 Sinawoy Road
Contact: (203) 622-6883

Byram Shubert Library
Location: 21 Mead Ave
Contact: (203) 531-0426

Diane’s Books (bookstore)
Location: 8 Grigg St
Contact: (203) 869-1515

Nature Centers

Babcock Preserve
Location: North Street (1/2 mile north of Merritt Parkway)

Audubon Center
Location: 613 Riversville Road
Contact: (203) 869-5272

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Location: 39 Scofieldtown Rd (Stamford)
Contact: (203) 977-6521

New Canaan Nature Center
Location: 144 Oenoke Ridge (New Canaan)
Contact: (203) 966-9577

Mianus River Nature Park
Location: 888 Washington Blvd (Stamford)
Contact: (203) 977-4140

Sachem Nature Preserve
Location: Sachem Road Cos Cob

Edward Schongalla Nature Preserve
Location: MacArthur Drive in Old Greenwich

Montgomery Pinetum Park and Nature Center
Location: Bible Street in Cos Cob
Contact: (203) 622-7824

Laddins Rock
Location: High Meadow Road in Old Greenwich

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