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Groton Parks & Recreation: Studies, Plans, Guiding Documents

Groton Parks & Recreation and Thrive55+ Active Living Center value objective data, based on Community feedback and interest, to plan and prioritize our efforts. We're committed to transparency, as such we intentionally make our plans and guides public and easily accessible to the Groton, Connecticut community.
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2022 Recreation Needs Assessment

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ADA Transition Plan Progress Report 2024

Groton Parks and Recreation values including people as a means of strengthening our community. Read More

Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Agency Accreditation

Groton Parks & Recreation is actively pursuing national recognition as an accredited agency with NRPA's Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community. Achieving CAPRA accreditation is the best way to demonstrate that your agency and your staff provide your community with the highest level of service.

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Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports show how Groton Parks and Recreation is taking to build up Groton, Connecticut as a happy, healthy, more connected community. Read More

Athletic Fields Task Force

In 2020 the Town Council directed Groton Parks and Recreation to create a task force charged with developing a plan to address the need for additional atheltic fields in the Town serving both school needs and community needs. Read More
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CT Community Connectivity Grant

The Parks and Recreation Department secured a CT Community Connectivity Grant from the DOT for $344,705. Construction of the project is expected to begin in July of 2022. Read More
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Noank Park Conceptual Plan

The intended use of this parcel is to retain the current uses, community garden, Christmas tree nursery and fruiting tree orchard and enrich the neighborhood park experience by enhancing the park. Accessibility will be improved through connectivity to existing sidewalks roads and parking areas. Comfort will be augmented by expanding seating, adding a port-o-let and drinking fountain. Creating a space for play by adding a playground.

Download the Noank Park Conceptual Plan.
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Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2023

The focus of this project was to help continue the Department’s vision: Groton is a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has opportunity to live, work and play in a healthy environment. This Parks and Recreation Master Plan will build on the previous plan, celebrating progress made toward previous goals and serving as a foundation for the future. The Department is committed to service all community members, and this plan will help you meet that goal. Once completed, this plan will serve as a blueprint for planning and maintaining your system of parks, recreation, open space, trails, and facilities

Click here to view the Master Plan. 
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Strategic Plan

Groton Parks and Recreation released its Strategic Plan that maps a course forward as the Department strives to reach its vision of making Groton a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has the opportuntiy to live, work, and play in a healthy environment. Read More