Arts & Culture
A trip to the playground or a round of hoops is a great recreational addition to your Old Lyme visit.
We have two town-owned public parks that offer a variety of recreational options
including tennis courts, fields, and playgrounds.
Each of the elementary schools also has its own playground for student use during the school day.
Although our two golf courses in town are member-based, a driving range a short distance from the beach communities can offer an afternoon of fun.
Please note at times formal leagues or clubs have reserved use of Town playing fields or courts.
The schools as well as some neighborhood associations and private clubs have their own recreational amenities for student or private use only. To learn more about recreational leagues in Town see here.
Town Residents Parks
The Town of Old Lyme resident parks require a parking pass
which can be purchased online or in the First Selectman's Office.
Public Access Parks & Driving Range
Cross Lane Park (Town Park/No Parking Permit Needed)
14 Cross Lane
Cross Lane Park offers tennis courts, basketball hoops, and a playground. It is accessible by sidewalk from the beach area. Little League, Softball and Parks & Rec T-Ball games take place here with a Little League concession stand during games.
Town Woods Park (Town Park/No Parking Permit Needed)
30 Town Woods Road
With three soccer/lacrosse fields, a baseball/softball field, and a playground, this busy park is enjoyed by many. Fields are prioritized to games and practices scheduled by the Parks & Recreation Department. The Park is closed during winter.
Sound View Public Beach (parking fees)
Sound View Beach America’s First Public Beach, established in 1892, is a 100-foot section of public beach, located at the end of Hartford Avenue. Within walking distance of businesses serving Italian ice, ice cream, and grill items. See Town website for parking information and restrictions.
Welcome to Old Lyme
Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.