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Plan Your Visit

A coastal community at heart, enjoy Norwalk’s many beaches, island parks, seaport activities, and boating in Long Island Sound.
Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach

There’s so much to do here every day! Baseball, softball, volleyball, skate park, playground, refreshing splash pad, sun and sand sports, the sailing school, bocce, basketball, and 3/4 of a mile of scenic coastline with tremendous views. There are also special events scheduled all season long ranging from classic car shows to fabulous free concerts! Enjoy a casual meal of beachy food, or try the delicious fresh seafood at Ripka’s. Always fresh and served with a smile!

Cranbury Park

The park’s expansive 227 acres offers a series of wooded trails and a dog-friendly environment in the orchard. The Great Lawn presents a dramatic backdrop to wedding receptions and festivals all year long. The park also features a challenging 18-hole Disc Golf Course that winds in and out of the woods.

Heritage Park and Trail

A mixed urban waterfront development based around the estuary of the Norwalk River. The park is conveniently located close to attractions including Mathews Park and Pine Island Cemetery, Oyster Shell Park, the Maritime Aquarium, the SoNo Historic District, and the Marina District. Click HERE for a trail map.

Ludlow Park

Ludlow Park is conveniently located near Calf Pasture Beach and Taylor Farm dog park. With a playground, an athletic field, a ball field, tennis courts, and a basketball court, it is the perfect place to exercise and have fun with family and friends!

Mathew’s Park

You’ll find two museums, an arts center, a fantastic playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, and a historic cemetery as well as the historic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

Oyster Shell Park

Oyster Shell Park provides Norwalk residents and all visitors a unique place from which to view the Norwalk Harbor and both waterfronts east and west of the Norwalk River.

Ryan Park

Ryan Park has been improved recently with new playground structures, basketball courts, a splash pad, walking paths, and landscaping.

Springwood Ely Park 

In 1979, the City of Norwalk developed Springwood Ely Park, improving the land by installing tennis courts and a ball field. The 4 tennis courts were updated in 2018.

Taylor Farm

Taylor Farm Dog Park is located on 4.5 acres of property. Situated near the beloved Calf Pasture Beach and directly across from Shady Beach Park, this much-loved dog play haven offers two areas where dogs are invited to engage in off-leash activity.

Veteran’s Memorial Park and Marina

Situated on 35 acres, and includes a marina and boat launch site, a playground, bicycle, and jogging paths, basketball courts, soccer, hockey, and football fields, baseball diamonds, visitor docks with full power available, a boating center, and marina. The park also includes a walk esplanade overlooking scenic Norwalk Harbor. At the Marina, boat slips that can accommodate up to 20’ boats along with dinghy slips are also available for those with harbor moorings.