Tag Archive for Colchester parks and recreation

Residents rollick on inflatable park

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A gaggle of summer campers bounced with excitement at Bayside Beach last Thursday, tightening lifejackets with care as they wiggled their toes in the sand. On the counselors’ go, the dozen-or-so kiddos raced into the reportedly “freezing cold” lake water toward an inflatable waterslide and climbing structure anchored 200 feet offshore. Open from 11 a.m. to…

Parade preview: July 4 event on the move

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Due to the extensive construction on the intersections of Routes 2, 7 and 2A near Main Street, the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department is moving the 4th of July Parade to Blakely Road this year. This decision was reached with the help of local emergency response agencies, including Colchester Police, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company,…

Town to screen movies in the park

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After securing a massive outdoor screen and projector, the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department has decided to take its show on the road this summer, playing a series of family-friendly films in locations around town. “It all goes with our motto to provide a variety of leisure time activities,” said Mike LaPan, the department’s marketing…

Town talks Bayside specifics

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About 20 residents gathered in a conference room at the town offices last Wednesday evening, a PowerPoint slide at the front of the room exclaiming, “Help Envision Bayside Park!” Several months after the Colorado-based company GreenPlay, LLC presented a conceptual master plan for the town-owned Bayside-Hazelett property, officials announced they wanted help honing in on…