Eastern Greenwich Civic Center


Greenwich Shore apartments for rent encourage tenants to explore Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Basketball Court, tennis court and spectacular community events. The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center is located at the intersection of Forest Ave. and Harding Road in Old Greenwich. The small parking area behind the building and the larger one directly across Harding Road.


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Eastern Greenwich Civic Center - Local Events

Greenwich Shore apartments for lease remind tenants of the exceptional recreational activities available to you as a resident of the Town of Greenwich Ct.

The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center is located at the intersection of Forest Ave. and Harding Road in Old Greenwich. The small parking area behind the building and the larger one directly across Harding Road can together accommodate 250 cars.

After vigorous Town-wide discussion, the acquisition of the civic center plus 20 acres of land from the Electrolux Corporation was approved by the RTM in 1966. A subsequent referendum failed to reverse the action. The price was $ 432,000. The Center is surrounded by many vintage Oaks that tower over 60 feet in height. Maple, Pine and Burningbush are plentiful.

The outside area includes a regulation softball field with bleachers, two all weather tennis courts with lighting, a children’s playground and picnic area.

Tomac creek runs behind the playground. A slightly wooded hill to the east of the creek shields the viewscape from construction activities in Stamford. It is a rare occasion when the playing fields are entirely dry beneath the foot. Extreme soggy conditions on
the fields will be recalled by those attending the Greenwich Library’s circus fund-raiser at the site in 1972 when firm
footing was vainly sought by Elephants and audience alike.

The northern end of the Civic Center property is a natural wetland area. It is distinguished by a large stand of cattails. Just beyond, although not wholly-owned by the town, lies a bog, being the site of an ancient glacial lake. It contains decayed vegetable matter or peat to a depth in excess of 36 feet. The fact that this land and the town owned 6 acre strip on the east side of Brownhouse Road have been left in their natural states has undoubtedly helped in the controlling excessive and frequent pooling on the playing fields.

The natural vegetative cover serves as a sponge thereby diminishing the amount and frequency of uncontrolled water run-off.
The wetland and bog support a wide variety of animal species the most common of which are raccoon and muskrat. Birds are numerous and during the summer months Black-crowned night Heron, Green-backed Herons, and Swamp Sparrows are common. The large diversity of plant and animal habitat at this site provides valuable passive nature study and bird watching.

The Greenwich Civic Center Committee (GCCC) is leading an initiative to assess the Town-owned facility located in Old Greenwich. The committee, in collaboration with the Board of Parks and Recreation, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Public Works, and the Board of Selectmen is exploring alternatives including renovation or rebuilding of the aging building. Presently, the GCCC has completed a Needs Assessment Survey within the community and is in contract negotiations with an architect. A former Riverside Association board member sits on the committee and closely monitors its progress.

 

   

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