DOROTHY HAMILL SKATING RINK
Greenwich’s ice skating rink is located at Eugene Morlot Memorial Park on Sue Merz Way on a site shared with the Strazza Field, across Western Jr. Highway from Western Middle School. The facility was built as an outdoor rink in 1971 and was designated as the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink in 1976. Incremental projects over the years added a roof, exterior walls and spectator seating. The existing facility has a number of fundamental and critical issues, notably substandard ice size and inadequate, aging and non-code-compliant equipment, building systems and fixtures. The Town intends to build a new, high quality rink facility on the property capable of serving Town users for the decades to come.
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EASTERN GREENWICH CIVIC CENTER
In 1966, the Town acquired the Electrolux Corporation property and existing structure which became known as the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (EGCC). Today, the EGCC is a pillar of the community, offering diverse programs across all age groups. Many local and nonprofit organizations utilize the facility for special programs, services, and events.
The building has been in almost constant usage for decades and as a result, it has been progressively deteriorating, with its replacement being part of the Town's Capital Plan.
The new proposed steel-framed building will be a single-story, 35,482 sq. ft. with masonry and glass exterior walls and will include three 1,000 square foot multi-purpose activity and meeting rooms, two 8,000 square foot recreational and event spaces, and administrative offices. The facility will be fully ADA compliant and will allow for program expansion.
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PARK IMPROVEMENTS & BEAUTIFICATION
This fund supports the efforts of the Parks and Trees Division to initiate and or expound upon various beautification projects in our public parks to retain the parks’ historic character and integrity, while aesthetically enhancing the parks for future generations.
In addition to monetary donations geared toward improvements, neighborhood groups and interested organizations have provided support by hosting cleanup days, planting flowers, and clearing invasive species as well as an array of other improvement projects throughout the year.
It also supports:
Native Habitat Restoration
FOURTH of JULY FIREWORKS
Every year Greenwich celebrates the Fourth of July at Binney Park and Greenwich Point, open and free to the public.
Our Bang for Your Buck program gives supporters the opportunity to help us extend the length of our annual Fireworks shows at Binney and Greenwich Point Parks through tax-deductible donations.
Any amount is welcome.
Suggested donations are as follows:
Firecracker - $25
Red Tail Thunder - $50
Sparkling Lights - $100
Diamond Screamer - $200
BORUCHOFF SKATING AWARD
In honor of the late Barbara Boruchoff Winer, a competitive skater and supporter of figure skating, and in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Foundation, the Boruchoff family created two figure skating advancements awards presented annually to two figure skaters who possess a passion and commitment to the sport of figure skating. The awards are given 1. to the skater who shows the greatest potential and 2. the skater with the most diligent work ethic in training.
We provide Greenwich youth access to an array of recreational programs including our summer day camps: Kamp Kairphree, Adventurers Camp and Music & Art Camp. Youth Scholarships provide income-eligible families exposure to positive experiences and active lifestyles, as well as opportunities to gain and refine life skills and to develop positive personal and social assets.
Our scholarship fund is completely supported through donations from local businesses, community service organizations, corporations, and individuals. 100% of the donations to this fund go directly to support scholarships for Greenwich's youth.
Please become a friend of the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation. We help fund the magnificent outdoor spaces, amenities, and children's camp, sports, and recreation scholarships so that Greenwich continues to be a wonderful place to live.