Recreation

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Harmon Leonard Jr. Youth Center

  • 559 South Main Street
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 272-2743
  • Fax: 203 272-5858
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Welcome to the Turkey Takeover!

Thank you to all hunting parties in our Second Annual Turkey Hunt sponsored by Chick-fil-a of Wallingford. All turkeys have been caught and all prizes have been claimed.




The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department manages the Town's Parks  and offers a wide variety of events, classes, and activities to the residents of Cheshire.  The department also schedules pavilion rentals and field use at the six major park facilities and the room at the Youth Center. Please see the links below for more information.

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Recreation Announcements

Updated  Friday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Basketball registration deadline is November 22 at noon for grades K-8 and December 2 at noon for grades 9-12  NO registrations will be accepted after that date.  Online registrations is available here.

  • The Second Annual Turkey Hunt is officially over. All turkeys were caught and all prizes were claimed. Thank you to Chick-fil-a of Wallingford for sponsoring the event and donating prize baskets.

  • Nights of Lights & Sights is back!  Pre-registration required by November 30.  Register online here.  

  • The Annual Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, December 5 beginning at 5pm.   This event kicks off the season's theme, Home for the Holidays. All are welcome at the celebration. It's an event you won't want to miss! Elves will be roaming around with surprises for the kids, kids can make their own reindeer food and be sure to sample some roasted chestnuts while enjoying music provided by Mazzone Brothers Productions. There will be caroling, a hand chime performance and of course Santa will make a special appearance to turn on the tree lights. There’s fun for the everyone. No registration needed, just come and have a great time with your community friends and family.

  • Weather related cancellations will be posted as the need arises. We also post cancellations on our social media pages. If Cheshire Public Schools are operating on a delayed opening or are closed for the weather, then our programs beginning before 10:00 a.m. are automatically cancelled. 

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