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Recreation & Leisure Facilities in Derby

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Derby has a variety of public facilities that provide numerous recreational opportunities for Derby residents. They include: (Click on links for pictures and more information.)



Derby GreenwayThe Greenway extends from Division Street to Main Street and links three cities, two rivers and six bridges. It provides a very scenic and tranquil opportunity for a healthy walk, jog, bike ride or roller blade trip. The length is 1.7 miles.
Shelton-Derby Skate ParkA collaborative effort between the neighboring cities of Derby and Shelton, the park is located under the Commodore Hull Bridge in Shelton.
Witek Memorial ParkThis former reservoir offers open space and scenic beauty along its trails and two lakes - and now the city's new soccer fields as well. Pay a visit now to enjoy its unspoiled beauty.  Click here for a map to locate Witek Park.
Derby Veterans Community CenterThe Derby Veterans Community Center located in Derby City Hall on Fifth Street in Derby is a full featured Health & Fitness Center partially subsidized by the City. It includes a pool, gymnasium and fitness center. For further information about the Center's programs, hours, and fees, contact the center at 735-4222.
Osbornedale State ParkThis is a Connecticut State Park located on Chatfield Street in Derby. The facility contains open space for hiking and walking, numerous pavilions and picnic sites, a pond which can be used for fishing and ice skating during the winter, and ample parking. Click here for a map to locate Osbornedale.
Kellogg Environmental Center The Kellogg Environmental Center is a $1.2 million natural science and environmental educational facility operated by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation of the CT Department of Environmental Protection.
Osborne Homestead MuseumAdjacent to the rolling hills and open meadows of Osbornedale State Park, the Osborne Homestead Museum encompasses the house and grounds of the former Frances Osborne Kellogg Estate.
Little League The Ken Marcucio, Sr. Little League and Youth Sports Complex includes Uluski Field as well as a minor league field and a smaller t-ball facility.
Derby Green  A scenic and historic site located in the center of town. Completely renovated in 1999, it is a fine example of a traditional New England town green.
Founders CommonBefore there was a Derby Green, there was a Founders Commons in the area of the original settlement of Derby.
Recreation Camp, Inc. The Recreation Camp is a summer camp on the banks of the  Housatonic River that provides swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, arts & rec and much more. It is open to the public, but is not part of the City's program.
Derby Dam Fishing A site just below the Ousatonic Dam on Roosevelt Drive in Derby provides a scenic site for fishermen.
Picnics & Outings The city maintains a Picnic Grove for public use. In order to rent the Picnic Grove, residents must call the mayor's office.The fee for the use of the facility is:
Derby residents is $400.00 and $100.00 of that is refundable
Non-Derby Residents is $500.00 $100.00 of that is refundable.
Irving School PlaygroundIrving School Playground serves children on the west side of town.
Bradley School PlaygroundBradley School Playground serves children on the east side of town.
Pink House Cove Fishing Another popular fishing site on Roosevelt Drive. Click here to watch video of ice fishing in the cove.
O'Sullivan's Island FishingA tip of land separating the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers popular with fishermen. Click here to watch video of ice fishing on the island.
Jogging & WalkingThe track at the Ryan Athletic Complex is a popular site for walking and jogging at virtually all hours of the day. The trails through Osbornedale Park are also popular for hiking and walking. The Derby Greenway provides a spectacular location along the Naugatuck & Housatonic rivers for walking, jogging and much more. There are also trails within Witek Park.
Community GardensRent your own plot of land and start your own farm in the Community Garden.
Housatonic RiverClick for a great guide to activity along the Lower Naugatuck River including Derby

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