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In order to reduce visitor volume and maintain social distancing at town beach facilities during the state of public health emergency, parking at all three Madison Beaches on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays is restricted to Madison taxpayers only through July 31, 2020 (or at an earlier date if deemed appropriate by the First Selectwoman under Executive Order #3). 

In order to access beach parking lots, please show one of the following items to the attendant through your car window as proof of taxpayer status:

  • Driver’s License with Madison address on the front
  • Vehicle registration with Madison address
  • 2020 Madison Beach Sticker*
  • Driver’s license with copy of most recent Madison tax bill

*Effective Saturday, June 20, 2020 Beach stickers or receipt for online purchase of beach sticker (within 10 days) will be the only form of acceptable proof of residency. 


  •     Surf Club and East Wharf gates are manned 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  •     West Wharf gate is manned 8:00 am to 8:00 pm


The Lifeguards will be on duty 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Surf Club and East Wharf beaches.

Attention Surf Club Boat Rack Renters

Beginning Saturday, May 2, 2020, staff will be manning the middle gate to allow you to deliver and place your boat(s) in your assigned space. A maximum of  6 cars at a time will be allowed in. We ask that you place your boat in your assigned space and then return back to the middle gate so that others can do the same in an orderly fashion.  

Weekend hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Weekday hours:   3 p.m. - 8 p.m.   

There shall be no parking in the rear lots after you have placed your boat(s). 

Social Distancing Reminder: wearing a face mask is required when a six foot distance cannot be maintained.  We thank you for your cooperation.

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Due to COVID-19:

Salt Meadow Park will be closed on weekends (Friday through Sunday evening) to traffic but will remain open during the week until further notice.

All playgrounds and fields remain closed.

All basketball hoops have been removed.

Tennis courts are locked.

Every effort is being  make to keep our open spaces open for proper uses and social distancing.

All ordinances remain in effect, including no dogs on the beaches, no smoking, no consumption of alcohol.

Stay Safe and Stay Smart!  Together we can get past this!

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Beach & Recreation Department Statement Regarding Programs

Program registrants will be receiving a full refund for those programs that had not started as of this past Friday evening (3/13).  Those who are currently in programs that have been running yet not completed will be receiving a pro-rated refund in the mail. Pro-rated refunds for Before/After School will be issued based on the last 3 weeks of March.  As you can imagine this will take us some time so please be patient. 

April Vacation Camps have been cancelled and those already registered will be issued refunds which you will receive by mail.

Boat Rack and Garden Plot renewals may be done through the mail as they have in the past.

Per the Office of the First Selectwoman, Playgrounds are closed at the present time.  Please do not let your child(ren) play on them.   We apologize for any in convenience  this may present but it is closed in the interest of public safety. 


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Beach & Recreation Mission Statement

  • Strive to employ and retain an outstanding workforce of professionals and trained volunteers and obtain cooperative utilization of community resources.
  • Provide leadership and vision by monitoring trends, evaluating services, and designing for the future.
  • Improve the community by providing equal accessibility to all citizens, bringing people together, and building positive relationships among a diverse population.
  • Create an environment that develops the mind and body by combining recreational, natural, and cultural resource principles while instilling values and responsibilities promoting good citizenship and leadership skills.
  • Ensure a safe and well-maintained leisure service delivery system that will improve and enrich the community through diverse programs and services within available resources.

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