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


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


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


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)


Greenwich Point Park

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

(Open Year Round 6:00am – sunset)


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 or call (203) 622-7814.


Bruce Museum

Location: 1 Museum Drive
Contact: (203) 869-6786

The new Bruce Museum is now open! Come visit with friends and family and discover our
magnificent new building with its stunning, open gallery spaces and engaging exhibitions of art
and science. Also be sure to make time to have a coffee or lunch in the new Bruce Café,
managed by Aux Delices and shop in the Museum Store.

Museum hours are:

  • Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30)
  • Closed Mondays
  • Reservations are recommended but not required
  • Visit the new Bruce Museum today – you will BE AMAZED by what you’ll experience, so BE AT THE BRUCE!

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

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

    Maritime Aquarium

    10 North Water Street, Norwalk
    Contact: 203-852-0700

    We have 75 live exhibits featuring nearly 7,000 animals of 363 species. Your Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean.

    Our hours change seasonally, see below:

    • Summer hours 10 AM -6 PM July 1stthrough Labor Day, September 5th 2022
    • Regular hours 10 AM -5 PM starting September 6th2022 until June 30th 2023
    • Find Your Wonder Today!  Discover the fascinating marine life just off Connecticut’s shores in this dynamic aquarium featuring sharks, seals, sea turtles, jellies, and hundreds of other species native to Long Island Sound and its watershed. Enjoy hands-on touch tanks, sensory thrills in the 4D theater, and public cruises out on the Sound. The mission of The Maritime Aquarium is to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

    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

    Athena Books (bookstore)
    Location: 228 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich
    Contact: (203) 990-0295

    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


    The Palace Theatre
    61 Atlantic Street, Stamford
    (203) 325-4466
    See upcoming shows here!

    Downtown Cabaret Theatre
    Since 1976, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre has been a go-to family fun spot! Bring your own picnic and watch fantastic shows like The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Mermaid and more. Every season features a new showcase of high-quality productions for all ages. It’s not just a theatre; it’s a lively hub uniting the community through the arts!

    Location: 263 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport, CT 06604
    Contact: (203) 576-1636 | Website:

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