Announcements & News

Office Hours

Currently our Office is open to the public Monday- Thursday from 8 am - 4 pm

We are available on the phone from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm every weekday and there is a locked blue Drop Box to leave us any needed documents, on the right hand side top of the landing at the City Municipal Building located at 295 Meridian Street, Groton CT.

Summer Playground starts Monday, June 27th


Due to snow days and the change in the last day of school, our
Summer Playground Program will begin on Monday, June 27, 2022.

Gift Certificates now available for the 2022 Beach Pass!!

These make great Birthday presents, Mother's Day or Father's Day presents too!  

Purchasing a Season Beach Pass

How do I purchase a Season Beach Pass

Drop Box or Mail In will be available starting May 1st throughout the remainder of the summer (ends 9/1/22), drop off/mail in all your necessary documents (copy of car registration, photo ID and legal sized self-addressed stamped envelope) and beach pass fee for processing.

The Drop Box is the big blue box at the top of the landing of the City Municipal Building.
You must include a #10 sized self-addressed stamped envelope OR add $1.00 to the fee to cover mailing.  Please be sure we have your correct address for mailing.  Checks made out to: City of Groton.
Mail In, please address as: City of Groton Parks & Recreation, 295 Meridian Street, Groton CT 06340.
Pass will be mailed back to you. Process may take up to a week.

In Person Sales will begin on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 9 am—2 pm. 

In person sales only accept cash or check for payment. Checks made out to: City of Groton

Saturday, May 7—Friday, June 17, 2022
Monday – Friday:   4:00 – 7:30 pm              
Saturdays:    9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Beginning Monday, June 20—Friday, September 2, 2022 
Monday—Thursday:  8:00 am—4:00 pm

Acceptable documents to obtain a Season Beach Pass:
Current car registration of the car that the pass will go on, ID (driver’s license) must match name on that registration. If you are a city taxpayer or have just moved to the City of Groton but registration does not show a City address you can show a current tax bill, utility bill, lease or deed to prove residency.

Online Sales

Visit us at, click on Programs/Beach Pass. You must login to your account first or create a new account in order to pay for a beach pass.   

(Vehicle registration is needed to purchase a pass)
City Residents, 62 years old and older       $15.00
City Resident                                               $32.00
City Resident- 2nd Vehicle                          $22.00
Town of Groton Taxpayer 62 yrs+ *             $32.00

Non-resident 62 years old and older*         $48.00
Non-resident                                               $70.00

* Must be 62 years old by September 1, 2022 to qualify for Senior Rate

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Refund/Charge Policy

Refund Policy
There are no refunds unless a program is cancelled by the Recreation Department. In the case of cancellation by the Rec. Dept., the program fee (less online convenience charges) will be refunded via check from the City of Groton. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, except with a physician’s note. In this instance, a prorated credit (less online convenience charges) will be issued.
Convenience Charge
There is a 2.5% of your total cart + $.50 per transaction fee that will be added to your total upon checkout. These charges are applied in consideration of the bank fees which the City bears to accept credit cards as a form of payment.