Parks & Recreation

No dogs are allowed on public beaches from May 15th thru September 15th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and on Inkwell Beach between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Animals must be under control of owner and all waste properly removed.

No dogs are allowed at Niantic Park playground.

There will be no Summer Basketball League due to lack of participants.  The court will be open for pick-up games during the Open Court Basketball schedule below.

Weddings and Special Events Reservations

The Ocean Park Bandstand, East Chop Lighthouse and other park space is available for weddings and other events. Applicants must complete the appropriate event form and return it to the Park Commissioners for review. Applications and the $200 deposit are due the Wednesday prior to Park Commission meeting.


  • Fee for small events (weddings, clambakes, etc): Minimum of $300
  • Fee for large events: Minimum of $1,000 per day
  • Fee for Town events: varies
For all events, there will be a $200 deposit; which will be nonrefundable once application is approved by Commissioners. Balance will be due no later than 30 days prior to the event. If unable to use park area due to rain, the Park and Recreation Department will refund money except deposit.

Note: The Park Commission retains the right to waive any and all fees