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Raymond E. Purtell
Director of Parks and Recreation
Phone: 860-652-7679
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Our Services
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the organization and administration of all Town sponsored recreation activities and facilities. The division is also responsible for the care and maintenance of all Town Parks, open space, municipal grounds, athletic fields, school grounds, street trees, and cemeteries.

The Department provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Glastonbury. Town sponsored programs, public open space, and recreation facilities work together to meet the diverse needs and interests of the community and its members.

The Parks Division coordinates the care and maintenance of all town owned parks, open space, municipal grounds, athletic fields, school grounds, street trees and cemeteries.

Developed recreation facilities include a skate park, 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, a pond suitable for swimming, numerous children's playgrounds, 10 tennis courts, an all weather outdoor running track and synthetic turf field, a covered picnic pavilion, outdoor basketball courts, a 9 hole golf course, picnic areas and numerous athletic fields.

A full time work force of 13 is supported with part time and seasonal help as needed. The Parks Superintendent, a State Certified Arborist, also serves as the tree warden.

We encourage you to take some time to peruse through our site as it contains valuable information on things such as program offerings, facilities and important forms you may need. While this website is one way to find out information about program offerings and about the Parks and Recreation Department, there are several other ways as well:

Program Brochure
Brochures are mailed directly to ALL Glastonbury residents via bulk mail 3 times per year. Each brochure contains information on programs being offered, activity codes and fees. For specific mailing dates, CLICK HERE. Brochures are also available for pick up beginning the Friday prior to registration at the Community Center, Town Hall, Welles Turner Library and our office. Program information is also available online beginning the Tuesday prior to each registration online.

RecTrac Online Registration System
The Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Online Registration system is a quick, easy and secure way to register for programs. Online registration generally beings at 8:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of each registration. You can also use the system to update family or household information, check availability of spaces in programs and reprint receipts.

Automated Phone System
By calling (860)652-7679, you can use our automated phone system to get quick answers to commonly asked questions, 24 hour cancellation and program information, and a daily schedule of activities. During regular business hours, you can also speak to a staff member by pressing 5.


Upcoming Events

9/17/2014 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9/18/2014 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9/19/2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9/20/2014 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
9/21/2014 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Last updated: 8/12/2014 7:45:51 AM