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Parks and Recreation

561 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488
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P:(203) 262-0633
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Parks and Recreation building is closed to the public. Business will be conducted by appointment only.

Special Events of Parks & Recreation


Southbury Celebration Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Southbury Celebration has been enjoyed by over 4,000 people annually since 1999. The event is hosted by the Town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School and celebrates our local community with food, music, fellowship and fireworks. The State of Connecticut Covid-19 guidance, as of August 14, 2020, directs fireworks events be limited to 500 maximum. Accordingly, out of an abundance of caution and our desire to host a quality, safe and fun celebration for everyone, we have postponed the Southbury Celebration to the Fall of 2021.


Scarecrow Contest

Submit by October 23, 2020

scarecrow in the field

When the leaves start to fall, be creative and make your scarecrow! Take a picture of your scarecrow and email to parkrec3@southbury-ct.gov or drop it off at our office on or before October 23, 2020. Photos will be on display at Southbury Parks and Recreation and winners will be announced at the end of October.


Southbury Chalk Art Event-CANCELLED

Chalk Art Event has been postponed until Spring 2021.

P&R Parking Lot, 561 Main Street South

chalk art on pavement; people drawing on pavement


Pumpkin Contest

Submit by November 6, 2020

carved pumpkins

Have some fun and paint or carve your funniest, scariest or most creative pumpkin. Take a picture of your pumpkin and email to parkrec3@southbury-ct.gov or drop it off at our office on or before November 6, 2020. Photos will be on display at Southbury Parks and Recreation and winners will be announced at the end of November.