Bonfire Permits

All Bonfires have been booked for 2017 Season 

Reservations: (203) 256-3191    
BONFIRES ON JENNINGS BEACH                                             

What a wonderful way to spend an evening with family and friends. Bring the wood and some marshmallows and you’re ready to go!


Bonfires available at Jennings Beach from May 1 - Sept 30
Reservations for the 2017 season will begin March 16 at 9:00 AM

  1. Beginning March 16, 2017 a Fairfield Resident 21 years of age and older, may make 1 bonfire reservation per household per season by calling (203)256-3191. **No emails  or walk-ins please. Within 3 weeks of an open date anyone may reserve it regardless of whether they have one reserved that year. 
  2. A $50.00 fee will be collected at the time of booking. Credit Card required for phone reservations.           
    1. Refunds (minus a 10% admin fee) will only be given if permit is cancelled 3 weeks prior to reservation date.
    2. In instances of Inclement Weather, a call must be made to the Rec Office the next business day to reschedule. If no dates are available, a refund will be processed.
  3. Following your confirmed reservation and payment, a permit will be emailed to you which includes the Permit To Burn. Be sure to have your Permit to Burn/Receipt with you the night of the event. 
  4. The Bonfire Permit will give specifics about setting the bonfire itself. Fires must be prepared in the fire pit provided close to the volleyball nets at the farthest end of the beach near the marina (Ramp J-2).
  5. Firewood ONLY may be burned and is not provided. Before leaving beach, fire must be extinguished by dousing with water. Do not cover with sand.
  6. Wood Pallets are forbidden as they leave nails in the sand. Use of tires or chemicals is not approved for starting the fires.
  7. No Alcohol is permitted. 
  8. Beach closes at 11:00 PM. All persons must leave premises by 10:45 PM.
  9. Beach Stickers are necessary from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day. Daily Parking Fees, for those who do not have a beach sticker, will be collected until 8:00 PM ($20 on weekdays and $50 on weekends and holidays). After 8:00 PM, there will be no entrance permitted without a sticker. 


*(Scout groups may receive special permission for Lake Mohegan)