Parks & Recreation in Danbury

Danbury is home to a number of parks and recreational facilities that give way to a multitude of possibilities! In fact, we have 1644 acres of open space!

Go for a hike or relax by the water and experience the wonderful opportunities that Danbury has to offer!


Bear Mountain is situated on 140 acres of land with an outlook, a ranger cottage and parking area. Come explore a hiking trail at this beautiful dog-friendly destination.
Address: Bear Mountain Road

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Playground on half an acre of land with benches.
Address: Williams Street (Off West Street)

Take a dip at Candlewood Lake or enjoy the park! With 11 acres and 200 yards of beach-front, put your toes in the sand, swim, relax and enjoy Candlewood Town Park. The Park offers benches, picnic tables, a concession stand, playgrounds and a boating dock.
Address: 36 E Hayestown Road

The park is open 12-6pm until Labor Day.

Lake Rates 2019

The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust is a private, non-profit corporation formed for the sole purpose of protecting open space woodlands, fields, ponds and other wetlands.


Get your pups and take them down to Danbury’s one and only off-leash Dog Park! With two fenced in areas, your pet can run free amongst dogs their size. Just don’t forget to clean up after them!
Address: 76 Miry Brook Road

Elmwood Park spans 1.5 acres with benches, a water fountain and a walking area for passive recreation.
Address: Main Street (South end)

Across from Elmwood Park stands Danbury's 9/11 Memorial. Each year on the anniversary of 9/11, Mayor Mark Boughton holds a ceremony in remembrance of the greater Danbury victims.

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Farrington Woods spans over 190 acres of passive recreation which includes a variety of hiking trails, plus Sanfords Pond which is suitable for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Plenty of parking available. No swimming is permitted.
Address: 125-187 Mill Plain Road

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Hatters Park sits on 32 acres of land with a bowling alley, recreation building, picnic pavilion, 3 softball fields (field permit required from Parks & Recreation Dept), pond, banquet hall, and playground.
Address: 7 East Hayestown Road

Spray Park and playground. Spray Park hours are from noon - 4:00 PM and are seasonal. (Spray Park opens Saturday, June 29th, 2019)
Address: Highland Avenue

Play basketball or relax on the sidelines at Joseph Sauer Memorial Park.
Address: Beaver Street

A 1-acre park with benches for passive recreation. Official home of the Downtown Chow-Down.
Address: Kennedy Avenue

A 25-acre park with benches, playground, Spray Park, 4 soccer fields (field use permit required from Park & Rec Office), non-motorized boating, and tables. Spray Park hours are from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and are seasonal. No swimming is allowed at Lake Kenosia. (Spray Park opens Saturday, June 22, 2019)
Address: Christopher Columbus Ave

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Located next to the Danbury Police Headquarters, Memorial Park was constructed by Mayor Mark D. Boughton in order to honor all of our fallen heroes from the Danbury Police and Fire Departments. Memorial Park was officially dedicated on October 15, 2017 and serves our community as a reminder of the sacrifice these individuals made for our community.

Address: 357 Main Street

A 40-acre nature center with trails in a natural setting for wildlife observation, field house, and nature education building.
Address: Mountainville Road

This 230-acre park hosts an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, marked hiking trails, tennis courts, winter recreation, the Richter Arts Association center, outdoor summer theater and Cafe on the Green Restaurant which offers fine dining and patio seating with a grill area.
Address: 100 Aunt Hack Road

Richter Park Authority

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A 56-acre park with 6 baseball and 4 softball fields, multipurpose turf field (field use permits required from Park & Rec Office) tennis, and volleyball courts, handball-paddleball court, concession stand, pond with hiking/nature trail and War Memorial building which sponsors many activities.
Address: Memorial Drive

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Spray-park and large playground adjacent to Rogers Park with swings and numerous other equipment for children to enjoy. The Spray Park Spring hours are Noon - 6 pm, summer hours are 11am - 7pm daily starting Saturday, June 29th, 2019.
Address: Lion’s Way

A 2-acre playground with swings, jungle gym, and other fun active equipment.
Address: Rowan Street

5.5-acre fields that include football, soccer, boys & girls lacrosse, and field hockey fields (field use permit required from Park & Rec Office).
Address: Hospital Ave

The Still River Greenway Project is a multi-faceted environmental restoration with the goal of creating a “greenway” along the river corridor. The Still River Alliance works to protect Danbury’s main waterway.

2-mile hiking/nature trail, stream available for paddling/kayaking.
Address: Commerce Park

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Explore the scenery at this 722-acre park with hiking trails, community center, historic castle, farm house, carriage house, dairy barns, gate house, Montessori school, several dwellings, greenhouse, and beautiful nature views.
Address: Southern Boulevard

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Tarrywile Park Authority


Quarter Acre Park with benches and a playground.
Address: Main Street to Rose Street