New Milford Parks & Rec notes

Registration is underway for 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 signup is 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.

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.


Lynn Deming Park

The town park on Candlewood Lake is open for the season. Residents/taxpayers may purchase a vehicle pass for $45 with proof of residency or paid tax bills from the town. Boat launch stickers are $115 for residents only. Stickers are required of every boat/jet ski, with proof of residency or paid tax bill. Day passes are $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents per person, per day. Day passes can only be purchased Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Milford Parks & Recreation office at 47 Bridge Street. No day passes are sold at the gate and walk-ins are not admitted.

Swim lessons

Afternoon lessons will be given Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 13 to 17 for those aged 3 years and older at Lynn Deming Park and indoors at the New Milford Sports Club.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Tickets at $30 are available for a Nov. 26 coach bus trip to New York City for Macy’s traditional Thanksgiving Day parade. The bus will leave the Patriots Way parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and leaves the city right after the parade, about noon. Registration is open at