Parks

Merwin Meadows

Merwin Meadows
 

Merwin Meadows reopened on June 20th under special Coronavirus rules. 

As of June 20th, maximum capacity in the park is 100 persons. Wilton residents only.  Check in with attendant, when on duty.

Restrictions: No lifeguards, no bathhouse, no pavilion, no benches, no picnic tables, no grills, no playground.  Face covering required if can’t maintain 6-feet of distance from others and medical condition allows or if not under 2 years old.  SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no lifeguards at the park.  Lifeguarding can require mouth to mouth contact and other close contact, which can spread the COVID-19 virus and create a health risk to the individuals involved and the Wilton Community at large.  If you swim or allow your child to swim, you do so at your own risk.

Merwin Meadows is a community park offering a swimming pond, beach, pavilion/grills, bathhouse, playground, and athletic field. The pond, beach, pavilion/grills, and bathhouse are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; the other park areas are open year round.  Park hours are sunrise to sunset.  


Schenck’s Island

Schenck’s Island is a town owned 14.33 acre open space located in Wilton Center. It offers a scenic meadow, walking trails along the Norwalk River, and picnic tables for residents and non-residents to enjoy.

In 2016, the Board of Selectmen established the Schenck’s Island / Merwin Meadows Committee charged with developing and implementing a passive recreation plan for Schenck’s Island and a renovation plan of Merwin Meadows.