New Milford Parks & Rec notes

Registration is underway for many programs offered by the New Milford Parks & Recreation Department.

For more information, call 860-355-6050, check or visit the office at 47 Bridge St.

Hours are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Online registration

Online signup is now available at by clicking on "Create New Account" to open an account and providing all contact information.

Cellphone numbers with the carrier are needed for possible texts with last-minute program changes.

All members of a household may be included in the account.

The household account will be ready when Step Two and credit card payments are available.

Dog waste

Dog owners who visit the Village Green or other town parks are reminded to pick up after their pets.

Dog waste is unsightly and can spread disease. Owners should carry plastic bags to clean up after pets.


Spring soccer

Signup is open for youths from age 4 to grade K-6 for Saturday sessions meeting from April 5 to June 7 at the Sarah Noble School fields.

Cost will be $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration after March 22 would be an additional $5, with no guarantee of a T-shirt.

Soccer times will be 9-10 a.m. for pre-K to kindergarten; 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for first through third graders; and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fourth through sixth graders.


`Broadway Bound!'

An April 16 coach bus trip to New York City to see one of three shows -- Motown the Musical for $115, Newsies for $140 and the new Rockette show at Radio City Music Hall Heart and Lights for $83 -- will depart from Patriot's Way at 8 a.m. and leave Manhattan at about 5 p.m.

Cost includes for ticket and transportation.


Signup is open for classes in basic boating and personal watercraft to fulfill the state's operating requirements. Classes will meet April 22, 24 and 29 and May 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at room 2325 at New Milford High School.

Cost will be $25. Signup is now open.

Boat slips

Registration for the 2014 season at Lynn Deming Park is underway with weekdays sessions from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Milford Parks & Recreation at 47 Bridge Street.

Cost of $1,200 also includes one vehicle pass. Applicants must provide proof of New Milford residency, tax documentation or a copy of state registration.


Ballroom dancing

`First Dance' ballroom class for brides, grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and others who want to learn to waltz, tango and rumba will be offered Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. from April 7 to May 12 at the Parks & Recreation office.

Cost is $65.