Note: Not all Programs available mentioned on this page, for more information visit our Activenet page.
Letter from Stephen Pendl, Risk Management Consultant, CIRMA Risk Management Services, in regards to the raft in Crystal Lake.
New to being in the water, or an old pro at swimming? No problem – Ellington’s Crystal Lake Sandy Beach offers a variety of swim lesson, and beach fun.
Swim Lesson Registration Begins May 1, 2020
to be determined
The Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Swimming Lessons at Crystal Lake Sandy Beach Facility for residents ages 3 years-adult. We will be offering the American Red Cross Six Comprehensive Course Levels that will teach you and/or your child how to swim skillfully and safely.
View 2019: Swimming Lesson Class Descriptions
View 2019: Swimming Lesson Schedule
2020 Crystal Lake Sandy BeachTHE BEACH WILL NOT BE OPENING UNTIL PHASE 2 OF THE STATE OF CT REOPENING PLAN.
THE BEACH IS CLOSED THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAY 23, 2020.
Full Season: TBD
June 17 -August 18, 2019
Weekdays: 12:00 pm -7:00 pm
Weekends: 11:00 am -7:00 pm
Post - Season:
August 19-August 25, Daily 12:00 pm -5:00 pm
All pending staff and weather conditions.
Residents Daily Fee: $5.00 Adult 18 & up, $3.00 Child 6-17 years. Children under 5 are free. $1.00 Senior Citizens
Non-Resident Daily Fees: $10.00 Adult 18 & up,, $5.00 Child 6-17 years, Children under 5 are free, $1.00 Senior Citizens
BEACH PASSES Available beginning May 1st . Ellington Residents Only:
$55.00 Per Family
$10.00 Senior Citizens
Swim Lesson Fees: 2 week sessions
No Class on Fridays
40 minute class: $40
30 minute class: $35
Registrations through Activenet Beginning May 1st, 2019
Introduction to Sailing at Crystal Lake
An Introduction to sailing program will be offered for those ages 10 to 18 years old. An instructor and up to 3 participants will sail an Oday 15’ from Sandy Beach for approximately one hour. Basic instruction in boat safety and handling will be provided Instructor: Walt Moody will contact participants of dates and times. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information.Fee: $10 per session: Limit 1 session per person.