UPCOMING ROAD RACES
The 8th Annual Shamrock Shuffle will be March 9th in Watertown, Conn. Come run or walk with us, have fun and raise money for local charities.
Register at FastTrackTiming.com
Link to direct registration is: http://www.lightboxreg.com/shamrock_shuffle_2019…
3.5 Miles downhill start & finish at Polk School, 437 Buckingham St., Oakville, CT (Walkers Division 2.5 Miles)
Information: Contact Watertown Recreation @ 860-945-5246; Visit us at www.watertownct.org
RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
All race day registration will begin at 8:30 AM at Polk school. There will be indoor facilities available for participants.
1 MILE KIDS RACE will begin at 9:00 AM. (12&Under)
The Shamrock Shuffle and Walk will begins at 10:00 AM. Please note that all runners will be doing a 3.5 mile run course. All walkers will have an alternative 2.5 mile walk course. All participants will leave at the same time.
Sign up early! The first 1000 signups will receive a ceramic Shamrock Shuffle Mug! The first 400 participants to sign up will receive an added bonus of a Shamrock Shuffle Hat! Your option to buy 2018 shirts is available until February 14th. Limited quantities will be available on race day. There will be a post race party at Ordinary Joe’s, located at 253 Buckingham St., Oakville. Participants will receive one complimentary food and drink ticket for O-Joe's.
Mini Shufflers will receive a kids T-shirt if registered by Monday, February 14th (afterwards it will be while supplies last).
M/F Overall; Ages 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. Costumes!
Click here for Shamrock Walk & Run Entry Form.
Click here for Shamrock Mini Shuffle Entry Form.
--Summer Poker Runs on Wednesday nights this summer in Veterans Memorial Park at 6:00 pm. Look in the Summer Activities guide for dates.
TOWN-WIDE TAGE SALE (YARD SALE)
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
RAINDATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
EARLY BIRD: 7AM-3PM REGULAR HOURS 8AM-3PM
Sales will occur in front yards, garages and on sidewalks throughout the Town. A uniquely Watertown/Oakville event involving citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, associations, Town leaders, neighbors and visitors building community and identity.
Yard sales are a regular occurrence any weekend throughout the state. Several organizations hold annual fundraising rummage and book sales that have become anticipated events. Town-wide tag sales have long been a tradition in New England and in many Connecticut communities as well. The intent is that while cleaning out in the spring everyone not tosses everything but instead offer an opportunity to turn trash into treasure. All this to help build community through a shared experience and other celebrations one weekend in the spring.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to complete a registration form prior to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5pm.
Maps will be located at Adams, LaBonne’s, The Meat Center, Adams and Tony’s Seafood.
Click here for the Entry Form.
INDOOR ICE SKATING
Indoor ice skating at Taft Rink.
Open to residents and non-residents.
You must provide your own skates.
Skate at your own risk.
Location: Taft School Mays Rink, Guernseytown Road
Ages: All ages welcome
Sunday, Jan 27th
Sunday, Feb 10th
Sunday, Feb 17th
*Monday, Feb 18th
Sunday, Feb 24th
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sundays
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Weekdays
Cost: $4.25 per resident (with proof or residency)
$5.25 per non-resident (or resident w/o proof of residency) Pay at the door.
OUTDOOR PUBLIC ICE SKATING
AT THE ANNEX POND
Parks and Recreation will be offering free public skate at the Annex Pond this winter. Ice will be monitored by the Parks Department – however skating will be at your own risk. Skating will be open 7 days a week. The Annex Pond is located on Middlebury Rd next to Taft School. For more information please call 860-945-5246.
PICKELBALL “PICK UP GAMES”
This six week program will give the advanced and beginner player an opportunity to play pick-up pickelball games against other men and woman in the area. Players can focus on stroke, strategy and conditioning. Instruction and equipment will not be provided. No registration required.
Location: Crestbrook Park Tennis Courts, Northfield Road, W
Dates: Fridays; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24
Times: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THE EASTER BUNNY COMES TO TOWN
Come along to hop with the Easter Bunny we all love the most! Create arts & crafts projects, enjoy playful activities, and bring your own hard-boiled eggs that you can decorate. We will have snacks and then join the Easter Bunny in a parade around the school. Sponsored by the Watertown Parks & Recreation Department is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at John Trumbull School, Cafeteria. Watch for more information in a flyer to go out through the school system!
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The annual Memorial Day parade will step off from the Watertown Plaza parking lot beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will travel to the WATERTOWN GAZEBO this year.
Click here for the Memorial Day Parade application.
2019 Block Parties!
SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES!
"A NIGHT OUT ON MAIN STREET"
6:00PM – 9:00PM
It’s Block Party time! Main Street in Watertown, CT will be closed to traffic on 3 Saturday nights throughout the summer to bring residents and visitors together for good, old-fashioned fun during our summer block parties! Each of these nights will follow the theme of: A Night Out On Main Street! Live entertainment will keep the crowd engaged during each event. People of all ages enjoy fabulous food and delightful desserts sold by local eateries. Main Street business storefronts open their doors, and a variety of artisans line the street. This year, events will be located on Watertown's Main Street, between Woodruff Avenue & Depot Street. (The Rite Aid Pharmacy and Town & Country Cleaners and Tailors will still be accessible via limited access). Be on the lookout for the always popular Lip Sync Battle hosted by DJ John Elliott! Each block party offers a great evening of entertainment, dining, and fun for the community! Visit www.watertownctrecreation.com for more information. Please contact the Watertown Parks and Recreation Department with any questions! Call (860)945-5246 or email email@example.com.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VENDORS!
Click link below for a copy the the 2019 Block Party Application!
Watertown Parks & Recreation – Your Quality of Life Department