In January, Stamford Recreation Services opened the The Star Center, a leased space located at 1170 Shippan Avenue (formerly Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School). The city is currently renting four classrooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium, office, staff lounge, and a full industrial kitchen. This is the first time the City of Stamford has had a central location for recreational programming which allows the department improved scheduling flexibility and decreased overhead for youth, adult and senior programming.
ADDRESS: 1170 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
PHONE NUMBER: (203) 977-5723
HOURS: Based on program schedule. Please call.
*Registration is not available at the Star Center, program registration must be completed online or at the Stamford Recreation Services office at Government Center (888 Washington Blvd).
Mayor David Martin at the Grand Opening of the Star Center.
NEW PROGRAMS AT THE STAR CENTER
Stay & Play Preschool Program: Starting September 2019, Stamford Recreation will be offering a drop-off preschool program at the Star Center. Children will gain independence & self-confidence in a play-based approach to early learning focused on socialization and cooperation. Activities will include creative expression, dramatic play, music and movement, large and small motor activities, early literacy, sensory activities, math readiness and outdoor play. More information in the “latest news” section of our website.
After School Club at the Star Center: Stamford Recreation will be offering a new after school program for children grades K-5 at the Stamford Recreation Star Center for the 2018-2019 School Year. Children will be provided with both unstructured time to play inside in the gym or outside on the playground and structured time to complete homework, participate in arts and crafts or play games. Transportation will be provided from many local schools. More information in the “latest news” section of our website.
Star Center Summer Day Camp: Stamford Recreation has added an eighth Summer Day Camp, which has helped to decrease the wait list, which was up to 200 children this past summer.
Senior Pickleball: Pickleball is a fun game that is a cross between tennis and ping pong. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can be a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players as well.
PLUS MANY MORE!