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10/29/2014 - Grand Opening of Recreation and Tennis Center-Family Fun Dance Scheduled for November 7th

First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Grand Opening of a Recreation and Tennis Center at 210 Old Dam Road, corner of South Pine Creek Road.

The Fairfield Recreation and Tennis Center at Old Dam Road illustrates the wonderful concept of a public/private partnership. The Fairfield Indoor Tennis Center, which was located on Old Dam Road, has partnered with the Town to build a new facility at this site that will provide the community with a first-class tennis center, as well as recreational space that will be home to new programming for children, teens and adults. The facility will allow for children's parties, sweet 16 parties, pre-school, after-school, teen programs, fitness classes and so much more. The facility also includes a new and improved teen center, The Beanery, that provides a safe and fun environment for Fairfield’s youth. The Fairfield Tennis Center will manage the Tennis facility for the next 20 years.

Parks and Recreation Director Gerry Lombardo said, “This is a win-win situation. This new facility is a wonderful addition to the existing Parks and Recreation Department on Mill Plain Road. I thank the Fairfield Indoor Tennis Center for building this wonderful facility that everyone in our community can enjoy.”

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7th, there will be a Family Fun Dance at 6 pm. The Family Fun Dance is sponsored by the Town Youth Council and the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. It is the first of what the Town hopes will be many enjoyable events in this brand new facility.

Reservations for the Dance are a must and space is limited. Call the Recreation Department at 203-256-3191 to reserve your family’s spot.

A $3.00 per person donation will be collected at the door to benefit a Town Youth Council fundraiser, “The Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award.” Each year, the Parks and Recreation Department awards two, $1000.00 scholarships to Fairfield high school graduates for their community service accomplishments. DJ, Marvin Parsons and the Town Youth Council will get your family up and dancing! The Town Youth Council will be selling light snacks or people can bring their own dinner!