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Patch Picks: Ridgefield's Hangout Spots For Teens And Tweens

There's quite a bit for older kids to do in Ridgefield all year long.

Patch Picks: Ridgefield's Hangout Spots For Teens And Tweens

Where can the kids go outside of school to have a little constructive, safe fun?  Here are a few suggestions:

  • – 60 Prospect St., (203) 431-2342

Founded by a group of Ridgefielders and operated by the Town of Ridgefield, the Graham Dickinson S.P.I.R.I.T. skate park is an ideal place for kids to burn off some energy while practicing their moves. Open seven days a week from noon to dusk, there are many different membership and lesson packages available. For more information including fees click here.

  •   – 10 Governor St., (203) 512-5645

The Barn is an unassuming building located adjacent to Veteran’s Park Elementary School on Governor Street. Run by the Town of Ridgefield, the Barn’s goal is to provide a safe place for kids aged 13-17 to hang out. Admission is free. There are many events held at the Barn throughout the year such as Rock Houses, Acoustic and Open Mic Nights and various celebrations. For more information email Linda at  barn@ridgefieldct.org.

  • – 41 Governor St., (203) 438-8821

The Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful place for children with programs available after school and during school vacations. There is even a full summer camp program available. Click here for details. The club programs are broken out into several areas of focus: arts, character/leadership, education, health/life skills and sports and recreation. For more information including program details visit www.boysandgirlsclubofridgefield.org.

  •   – 37 Halpin Ln.,

The Theater Barn offers “Youth Musical Theater Workshops” for young people ages 8-18.  The students meet twice each week and work towards an end-of-session performance that is open to the public. For more information, visit www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org or call (203) 431-9850.

  • – 195 Danbury Rd., (203) 431-2755

With a large gymnasium that features frequent , a 1.18 mile paved trail, a fabulous pool complete with waterslide and a well-stocked wellness center, the Ridgefield Recreation Center is a one-stop resource for active youth. Martin Park is also a wonderful place to spend a sunny day. For more information about all the Ridgefield Recreation Center has to offer, call or click here.

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