Though no formal numbers are available, officials say Kiwanis Park is seeing a higher level of activity that it has in years.
Original programming for the Old Norwalk Road park and its special appeal to new residents coming from the city, with its beach and swimming hole, are behind the increase in attendance, officials said during this month’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. “New residents are excited about it,” Recreation Office Manager Bea Watkins said at the July 13 meeting, held at Lapham Community Center. “It’s something different. They’re coming from the city. The freedom and the basketball and everything else that it offers—they’re thrilled.”
The comments came during Parks & Recreation Director John Howe’s general update to the Commission.
Commissioner Hank Green said, “I want to give a shout-out to Kiwanis Park.