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

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

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