Wilton For Living | Recreation in Wilton
Wilton is an extremely active community with numerous parks and open spaces The Norwalk River, with an abundant supply of trout, runs the length of the Town and through Wilton Center.
Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 200 acres of public recreation facilities including Merwin Meadows Park with playground and swimming, twelve tennis courts (eight lighted), two turf sports fields including one with organic coconut husk turf and concussion padding, Allen’s Meadow six field sports complex and numerous other fields located throughout the town. The Department sponsors indoor and outdoor adult and youth sports programs throughout the year. In addition several sport leagues and associations provide more competitive travel programs.
The Wilton Conservation Commission oversees more than 1500 acres of land preserves either owned by the town or in partnership with the Wilton Land Conservation Trust. Unique properties like the 190 acre Town Forest or the 74 acre Gregg Preserve (gifted in honor of the founder of Gregg Shorthand) provide residents with walking trails and opportunties to enjoy Wilton’s natural beauty year around. Schencks Island, a 13 acre town owned preserve in Wilton center is home to concerts in the summer, marshmallow roasts in the winter and dog walking year round.
The Norwalk River Valley Trail is one of Wilton’s favorite locations for walking, running and biking. When completed, 10 miles of this 38 mile trail from Norwalk to Danbury will be located in Wilton.
In addition to programs offered through the Park and Recreation Department, many residents enjoy the Riverbrook YMCA, home of the national champion Wilton Wahoos. Offerings include an indoor and outdoor pool and programming for all ages. A number of private golf, tennis and riding clubs are also located in Wilton.