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  • Beach parking areas are currently resident only

    SHORELINE OPENING - With Restrictions

     A West Haven resident beach sticker is required to park in each lot and is only valid if affixed to the inside lower left corner of the vehicle’s windshield. If no sticker is present, the resident driver must show a valid driver’s license and registration, both of which must have the same city address.  Parking ordinances remain in effect at all times regardless of whether the lots have constable attendants. The pay kiosks are turned off, and constables are not selling passes or collecting fees.
    • The city has mailed new resident beach stickers with the July tax bills. As of July 1, only valid stickers affixed to the windshield will be accepted.
    • For the boardwalk, people must maintain social distancing and wear face masks at all times. Social distancing includes staying at least 6 feet away from others.  No bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk until further notice.
    • Use of the boat launch is for West Haven residents only. Residents must comply with COVID-19 boating guidelines from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  • We are currently reviewing Fall/Winter programming with respect to appropriate pandemic mitigation.  We remain committed to providing safe, appropriate recreation activities for the community and will program to the degree we can after full consideration is given to Connecticut and CDC guidelines as they relate to our facilities, participants and community.
  • First time to our website, WELCOME! We hope you will find an activity, program or special event! Please create a household account to start your family's participation with WHPR! If we can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to call 203 937-3651, email or visit us at our Painter Park office, 190 Kelsey Ave. SE, HABLA ESPANOL!
  • Lifeguard's Needed:  Accepting Year Round - Apply Today if you are a certified American Red Cross Pool & Waterfront Lifeguard!  For more info please contact Margaret Ruggiero - Pool & Waterfront Coordinator

Welcome to West Haven Parks & Recreation

Contact Info
Recreation Director: Mark E. Paine, Jr. 
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm; Camp Season, 8am - 5pm
Address: 190 Kelsey Ave. (Painter Park)
   West Haven, CT 06516