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 Greenway||The 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 Park||A collaborative effort between the neighboring cities of Derby and Shelton, the park is located under the Commodore Hull Bridge in Shelton.|
|Witek Memorial Park||This 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 Center||The 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 Park||This 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 Museum||Adjacent 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 Common||Before 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 Playground||Irving School Playground serves children on the west side of town.|
|Bradley School Playground||Bradley 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 Fishing||A tip of land separating the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers popular with fishermen. Click here to watch video of ice fishing on the island.|
|Jogging & Walking||The 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 Gardens||Rent your own plot of land and start your own farm in the Community Garden.|
|Housatonic River||Click for a great guide to activity along the Lower Naugatuck River including Derby|
creational facility is set for a formal opening later this fall.