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Facilities Parks Beaches

Guilford has many beautiful parks, beaches, and sports fields maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in renting Jacobs Beach Pavilion or a sports field, please go to the Policies & Forms Page for facility use or room reservation form.

Trail System and Recreation Areas Rev April 2, 2021

A reminder that according to Town Code Section 214-2 (N) – Dogs, except for Seeing dogs, or other pets are prohibited from town property unless they are on a leash or lead a maximum of seven feet in length and under control of the owner/keeper at all times.  Dogs or other pets are also prohibited from digging and destroying lawn or vegetation or causing an annoyance to other property users.  In addition, owners/keepers are required to remove and dispose of any animal defecation immediately from the property.

Pets are prohibited on Town beaches, except that dogs shall be permitted on the following Town-owned shorefront areas: Grass Island, Shell Beach, Daniel Avenue Beach, Chittenden Park, Chaffinch Island, and the Trolley Road property. The owner and/or keeper of the dogs shall be subject to the provisions set forth in § 214-2N. Dogs will not be permitted on the beaches at Jacobs Beach and Lake Quonnipaug in accordance with the requirements pertaining to public swimming areas, as defined and set forth in Section 19a-36-B61 of the regulations of the State Department of Health, Public Health Code.


Adams Middle School

  • 18.2 Acres
  • Basketball and Little League Fields
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • 2 Tennis Courts / Pickleball Courts
  • Basketball Court with Lights
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms
Baldwin Middle School

  • 44 Acres
  • Little League Fields
  • Lacrosse Practice Area
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Sledding and Trails
  • Access to hiking trails

Cox Elementary School

  • 21 Acres
  • Little League Fields
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Covered Basketball Court
  • 2 Playgrounds

Guilford High School

  • 34.5 Acres
  • Softball Field
  • Baseball Field
  • Synthetic Turf Field for Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Football
  • Fields for Soccer and Lacrosse
  • Football Field with Lights
  • Track and Practice fields
  • Concessions
  • 6 tennis courts (4 with lights)
Guilford Lakes Elementary School

  • 12.2 Acres
  • Little League Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Courts with Lights / Pickleball
  • Playground

Calvin Leete School

  • 19 Acres
  • Little League Field
  • Soccer Fields
  • Playground

Melissa Jones Elementary School

  • 10 Acres
  • Playground
  • Basketball Hoop

Parks and Beaches

Jacobs Beach

Located on Seaside Avenue, Guilford, CT.

  • 25 Acre Beach
  • 2 Picnic Shelters available for rent
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Boardwalk
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Court
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Bath House
  • Boat Racks also available
  • Accommodates a 430′ Beach for Swimming
  • Seasonal Beach Passes

Lake Quonnipaug

Located on Route 77 North of Route 80, Guilford, CT.

  • 41 Acres
  • Accommodates a 314′ beach for Swimming and Fishing
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Bath House is also available
  • Kayak and paddleboats available
  • Seasonal Beach Passes

Bittner Park

Located on Route 77 3 miles North of Route 1.

  • 136 Acres
  • Skate Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Pickleball courts
  • Trails for Cross Country Skiing, Horses, Hiking and Bike Riding
  • Restrooms
  • Softball & Soccer field with lights
  • 3 Little league fields
  • Playground

Chaffinch Island

Located at the end of Chaffinch Island Road,
Guilford, CT.

This 22-acre park is a great place for fishing and picnics. Location includes:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
Chittenden Park

Located off of Seaside Avenue 100 Yards from Jacobs Beach, Guilford, CT.

  • 14 Acres
  • Soccer
  • 5 Bocce Courts
  • Access to Long Island Sound
  • Boardwalk & Platform gateway to National New England Trail

Nut Plains Park

Nut Plains Rd

  • 23 acres
  • 2 lacrosse fields
  • trails
  • Dog Park

Daniel Avenue Beach

  • 3/4 acre
  • Clamming and sunbathing
  • No lifeguards; no swimming
  • Parking is limited

Rollwood Park

  • located on Stonehouse Rd.
  • offer 1 acre passive recreation
  • Guilford Garden Club planted trees and installed benches to help beautify the park.
  • Foundation of the Rollin Woodruff homestead, Gov. of CT 1907-1909.
  • Picnic tables and benches

Mill Pond

Located at the intersection of North River an
Cherry Streets.

This 1-acre parcel offers recreational opportunities for those who enjoy ice skating and fishing.

Long Hill Park

Located on Long Hill Road (formerly owned by Fonicello Property), Guilford, CT.
10 acres accommodate fields for:

  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Field Hockey

Town Green

  • 7.7 Acres
  • Monuments
  • Benches
  • Special Events

Additional Facilities

The following is a list of parks and beaches within Guilford that, while not maintained by the Guilford Park & Recreation Department, offer recreational amenities to the public.

Guilford Marina

  • 2.4 Acres
  • Mooring
  • Slips
  • Fishing
  • Water Views


  • 588.5 Acres
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horses
  • Cross Country Skiing

  • 750 Acres
  • Trails
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers


  • 1000 Acres
  • Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing

Guilford Golf Course

  • 10 Acres
  • Scenic 9-hole course

Shell Beach

  • 0.5 Acres
  • Clamming

Emergency Services

  • 2 lighted basketball courts