October 23, 2014

Deep River Parks and Recreation Announce Upcoming Programs

Deep River Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce some upcoming programs.  The Commission is sponsoring two bus trips to see Major League Baseball games this spring. The commission is also sponsoring two, 1 day 8 hour safe boating courses and announcing their summer camp registration.

Two bus trips are planned to see MLB games at both Yankee Stadium and at Fenway Park.  The Yankee game will take place on Sunday, May 5th and will feature the New York Yankees vs. The Oakland A’s.  The cost is $66.00 per person which includes a ticket for the bus as well as the cost of the bus.  The seats are located in left field in section 233A.  The second bus trip will be to Fenway Park in Boston to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays.  The date of this game is Sunday, June 30th and the cost of this trip is $63.00 per ticket.  Seats are in grandstand, section 1 in right field. The coach buses will pick up and drop off from the exit 4 commuter lot off of Route 9.  Buses will depart at approximately 10:00 am and will leave the stadiums approximately ½ hour after the conclusion of the game.

Two sessions of the1 Day, 8-hour safe boating course are scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 7th and again on Sunday, June 2nd.  The classes run from 8:00- 4:00pm and will be held in the community room at the Deep River Public Library located on Main Street in Deep River. This single session, 8-hour course, taught by Professional Marine Education, provides a certificate of completion as partial fulfillment of the requirements to obtain the certification of Personal Watercraft Operation, which allows the operation of motorized recreational vessels up to 65’ and sailboats 19 ½’ in length and longer. Prior to taking this class each student should create an account online at www.ct.gov/deep, and then click “Purchase a Hunting/Fishing License” and click the START button. Create an account if you don’t already have one, and then print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once your score has been entered in the DEEP system you will use your account to purchase & print the certificate after the class. Students should bring a pen or pencil to class.

Finally it is time to register for the 2013 summer youth camp.  The camp will run for 6 weeks from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is a pre-camp option from 8:00-9:00 am. The camp begins the week of July 1st and concludes on August 9th.  The camp will feature different themes each week and will include field trips to such destinations as the Connecticut Dinosaur Museum, mini golf in Old Saybrook, The Trampoline Place, the Movies, Laser Tag and Bowling, and the Beardsley Zoo.  Children can register for a morning session only or a full day option.  Cost is $45.00 for half day or $80.00 for a full day. Pre-Care is an additional $15.00.  To see the complete camp schedule or to register, log on to the Town of Deep River website www.deepriverct.us.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time.  By phone, please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 860-526-6036 or by email @parkandrec@deepriverct.us.