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Sports & Recreation

Litchfield Easter Egg-stravaganza!
(Okay, it's an Easter Egg Hunt!)
Saturday, April 8 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Litchfield Community Field
Litchfield's Community Field will again be the site of the annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday, April 8th with the "hunt" beginning at 10:00 a.m. sharp! This is a BYOB affair! Bring Your Own Basket!

The Easter Bunny is hoping (or is that hopping?) to be here for the event! You can just feel the egg-citement. The town's annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Litchfield Parks and Recreation, the Litchfield Candy Company and WZBG radio.

Litchfield children aged nine and under are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt which will take place at Community Field in the Playscape and the Ripley and Porter Baseball Fields.

The event is free to the public.
Don't forget your Basket!
Bring your "thinking cap" as there will be a "guess the number of candies in a jar" contest with the winner keeping the candy and getting a free dental exam and cleaning from Dr. William Fabbri of Litchfield. For more information please contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.

Litchfield Park and Recreation Summer Camp
If you are looking for a fun, safe and exciting place for your son or daughter to spend their summer days, look no more! It’s the Litchfield Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Camp beginning June 26th.
Why send your kids to some expensive summer camp where it costs more for their “uniforms” at camp than it does to send them to our camp for the summer?
We have a trained and veteran staff of councilors on board to set a fun tone. We have lots of fun things happening at the camp which goes Monday–Friday at Litchfield’s Community Field, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Early drop-offs and late pick-ups (within reason) are also available for an additional fee, but for $28 a day, your children will have fun with their friends, learn new things and have great experiences. All they need is a lunch, juice, snack and a water to get them through a fun-filled day.
Some of the things coming to camp are “Music Mondays,” 4-H Club, and Game Show Guy. The kids are also busy with sports of all kinds, board and memory games, arts and crafts…and more. We take the camp swimming to Sandy Beach on Tuesday afternoons for some water fun and we are going to many other places on field trips.
The field trips range from $15 to $50 depending on where we go, but we have plans on going to Thomaston Lanes for Bowling; R&B Sports for mini-golf, go-carts, pitching machines and ice cream; Quassy Amusement Park; Mount Tom; Lake Compounce; and more! And we didn’t even mention “Game Show Guy!” who will be coming to our camp!
Doesn’t it sound like a fun camp? Well, it is! We are signing campers up now. Call (860) 567-7569 for more information. You can also visit our website at, go to departments, then click on “recreation” and then to registration forms for the summer camp registration. Sign your child up today!
The daily camp is for children 6 and up with a weekly cost of $140. For the younger children aged 3-5, we offer a three-hour camp (9 a.m. – 12 Noon) Monday through Thursday for a cost of $110. 
Warren Park & Recreation
Daytrips, Warren Community Events, Senior Trips
Fitness Classes, Outdoor Activities & Events
Thrill in the Hills Duathlon
Sunday, May 7 ~ 6:30 a.m.
Litchfield High School
It’s back! Litchfield Parks and Recreation is announcing The 3rd Annual Thrill in the Hills Duathlon on Sunday, May 7. The event offers a scenic and yet challenging course through the Litchfield Hills. The run portion is a combination of road and trails in and around the grounds of the White Memorial Foundation. The bike is a one loop course of rolling hills around Bantam Lake. The event is great for to work out the winter kinks and its beginner friendly with a "no pressure" atmosphere.  Teams or individuals are invited to participate! Race proceeds will go to benefit the Litchfield Greenway.
Event details and schedule: Check in opens at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Rd, Litchfield CT 06759 at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:45 a.m. Facilities are available at the high school. Awards will go to the first over-all male and female, and 10 year age-group awards.
Go to to sign up. Sign up will soon be available at Litchfield Parks and Recreation or by going to the website: then go to “Registration Forms” and then “Thrill in the Hills.” See you there! Start training!
8th Annual Girls Just Wanna Run 5K
Sunday, May 7 ~ 12 Noon Start
Near Litchfield Athletic Club
Online registration is open!
Day of registration begins
at 10:30 am on race day!

Adults: $30
Girls 12 & Under: $18
 Sign up before March 27th
and receive your free Tek T-Shirt!
 Price increases to $35 on April 15th!

Registration and bib pick up is on
Sunday, May 7 ~ 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Race begins at 12:00 p.m.
 Rain or Shine!

Women and girls of all ages are invited to participate in our 8th annual race! Prizes awarded to the overall finisher, top three runners in each age group, Ms. Diva, Most Glam Girl, best group… you get the picture! Dress up, make it fun and win!

The Girls Just Wanna Run 5k Race is a fundraising charity event focusing on health and wellness in girls and women. Walkers, joggers, runners, girls and women of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate!
Parking is at the Bantam River Corporate Park, located next to the Litchfield Athletic Club on Route 202 in Litchfield.  ** No dogs or roller blades/skates.**

Co-ed "Drop-in" Volleyball
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Tuesdays ~ 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Litchfield Intermediate School Gym
The Litchfield Parks and Recreation Department is again hosting“Drop-in” Volleyball on Tuesday nights at the Litchfield Intermediate School Gym from 7:30 p.m until 9:00 p.m.

All interested players should just show up ready to play. Teams are selected on a weekly basis and will rotate around the courts to try and play all other teams in the gym that night.
The cost should not be a problem as it is free to the public. Men and women of all ages and abilities can have lots of fun and get some exercise during those long winter months by playing “Drop-in” Volleyball.

All participants must sign a waiver to play. Click here for the waiver form. Print fill out the form and sign it and send it into Litchfield Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 12, Bantam, CT 06750. For more information, contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569 or online at 
Walking Program
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Monday & Tuesday ~ 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Bantam Gym
There is a new Walking program at Litchfield Parks and Recreation's home in the Bantam Gym, Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The program is free!
The program is great of adults and seniors as well! Come and enjoy indoor walking in the winter. Stay fit during those cold winter months! Walk for your health and meet some great new friends! The program has begun, but is welcoming new members every session. Please contact Diane Whitehouse (860) 567-9139 for more details.