Activities & Programs

Family Summer Concert Series @ Town Center Park

Take family and friends along to the Town Center Park and enjoy some children/family entertainment from some wonderful artists.  Feel free to pack a blanket along with a snack or dinner!  Announcements for 2021 will be coming soon!

Spring Tennis & Pickleball Programs

Programming to be Announced

Spring Tennis & Pickleball Fitness Clinics for youngsters ages 5-16 of all levels are now available! The programs will consist of stroke development, drills, and fitness training. These experiences will help the player become a more inspired athlete, as they gain new skills and make new friends.

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Ballet Lessons

Ballet Lesson for Beginners – The Town of Hamden, Recreation Dept. will be offering ballet lessons for children ages 5 to 10 years old in 2022.  Class dates are Wednesdays, January 19th, through March 9th (8 classes).  Program takes place at Shepherd Glen School gymnasium.   The class time for 5 & 6 year-olds is 5:30-6:30pm., for 7-10 year-olds 6:30-7:30 pm.  Cost is $70 for residents and $80 for non-residents.  Class size is limited to the first 10 students per age-group, no exceptions

 No registration will be taken at the gym.

Stop by the Recreation office at 2750 Dixwell Ave. to register or click below to download the registration form and mail to the Recreation Office.

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Winter Diving Lessons

The Hamden Recreation Department is offering diving lessons with Jody Clouse in 2022.  She is the current coach of both the girls and boys high school dive teams. She competed in both swimming and diving for Hamden High (‘95) and Marist College (‘99).  She is looking forward to introducing and promoting the sport of diving in Hamden.

  • Location:   Hamden High School Community Pool Time: 5:15-6:15pm.  
  • Days:  Fridays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Divers will be coached based on their skill ability, Beginners or Intermediate levels. See description below. 

Please note diving class on 1/14 begins at 6:00pm due to HS boys swim meet!                 

The coach may choose to cancel class with less than four divers. Session will be limited to 8 divers. Beginner skills: students must be able to dive off the board and swim to the side unassisted and must be at least 8 years old. For Intermediate level: Divers must be able to do front dives and back lineups on their own. Each Diver will be required to purchase a membership through AAU for insurance. The information will be sent once registration forms are received. These sessions will be 1 hour classes including 15 minutes of dry land training and 45 minutes in the pool. 

Ages:  8-17 

Cost:  $140 per session.  Jody can be reached at jemclouse@gmail.com or 203-215-8329.

Make check payable to Jody Clouse and mail along with completed application to Hamden Recreation Dept., 2750 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518, c/o Diving

Stop by the Recreation office at 2750 Dixwell Ave. to register or visit the website or click below to download the registration form and mail to the Recreation Office.

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Adult Volleyball

Monday Nights, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

A "drop-in" and play volleyball program for adults over 18 years of age! You can pre-pay $50.00 for all sessions, for pay $5.00 per "drop-in".

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Summer Family Concert Series at Larry's Playground

Take family and friends along to the playground and enjoy some children/family music from some wonderful artists.  Feel free to pack a blanket along with a snack or dinner!  A special thanks to the Biller family (from the law firm Biller Sachs Raio & Zito) for their continued generous support of this program!

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Youth Sports Programs

Please note: Many of the youth organizations have their own websites. To view these, please click on any organization name. Check out their websites for items such as: 

  • Calendars
  • News
  • Pictures
  • Schedules
  • Team Information
  • Upcoming Events
  • And More!