Greenwich Point Park

Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich: Hours, Address, Greenwich Point Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Greenwich Point Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Passes are required for access to Town park/beach facilities by all visitors five years and older May 3 through October 31 (subject to change). Single Entry Passes: Provides individuals with one-time single access to Greenwich Point Park, Byram Park, Island Beach and Great Captain Island. Ferry ridership fees and single entry vehicle parking fees apply. Passes are only valid for the season in which they were purchased, no refunds.
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Tod's Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
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Nicky Meredith
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL500 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Stunning area to hike, bike or run around. Plenty place to park your car, with picnic spots well spread throughout the park. Really lovely views, in any which direction you look.
Written August 13, 2019
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C M
Howard, OH3,306 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
I (out of state resident) was looking at returning to this park on a weekend in May of 2019, and I contacted the customer service office of the park before going to make sure that I had the correct info. This is the info that they gave me:

Entry is available to non-residents but with stipulations.

Beginning May 1st, single entry passes must be purchased at either of the following locations:

Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center M-F 9a-6p
449 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich CT 06831

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center M-F 9a-6p
90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich 06870

The costs are as followed:

Single Entry (5yrs-64yrs) - $7

Senior SE (65yrs+) - $0

Vehicle Entry - $35

At this time you cannot purchase during the weekend and I see that you plan on coming on a Sunday. If you happen to know any residents, they do have the ability to purchases the passes online and print them out at home any day of the week.

Hopefully, this additional info will help someone if they are an out of state resident and planning their trip in season. We went previously in October, and it was free.
Written March 4, 2019
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Xtina_Cm2
Peekskill, NY23 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
It's a great park, especially off season. In season (summer), they make it very expensive and difficult for non-residents to go. And the procedures change year-to-year. Make sure you check their website for the latest information before going. It's a love/hate relationship ... it's well kept and nice atmosphere, however not an easy trip and it's supposed to be a State Park.
Written March 29, 2018
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preciousljc1107
Stamford, CT12 contributions
Jan 2021
Don't bother going if you aren't a Greenwich resident. They now feel it necessary to check for resident cards in the middle of January. If you aren't a resident they will turn you away. We live in Stamford and tried to go see the sunset on Saturday. I had seen on Trip Advisor that you could get in on the off season but that is not true anymore. Pretty lame.
Written January 25, 2021
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dpete1
Reading, PA59 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
DO NOT GO HERE! Only snobby residents allowed! After waiting in a long line to get in, we were turned away because we were not residents. I will never go to Stamford or Greenwich again.
Written September 24, 2017
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J R L
Davis, CA55 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We walked the entire perimeter of the park ( about 5 miles) and found it functional but not very pretty. Tide may have been out but by waterfront parks it just isn't attractive. It takes a pass to enter the park. Luckily, we are seniors and were able to get a pass from our hotel desk for free. Non Greenwich residents have to pay and one day car entry is $35/day.
Written July 29, 2017
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jakeDVermont
New York City, NY214 contributions
Nov 2016
This is not open to the public, even though it's a beautiful park. The Town of Greenwich has made accommodations to non-residents, but unless you know the drill, don't bother coming over...UNLESS you are visiting during the Nov-Mar period of the year. At this time it's open and available to all members of the public. Of course, you won't want to swim or sunbathe, but the 2.8 mile walk around the circumference of the park is fantastic, especially on a somewhat breezy day. Also, during spring, summer and fall, you can gain access after 5pm at no cost if you're riding a bicycle. Cars cost extra in addition to the daily pass per person.
Written January 31, 2017
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C M
Howard, OH3,306 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Even though it was a foggy, cool November day, we had an amazing time here! Entrance into the park was free for us, and we were from Ohio, but that was because it was the off season. There was somebody at the entrance though and they just asked us if we had a dog with us, and when we said, "No," they let us through. There were people walking throughout the park. There were fishermen on the bank and in boats on the water. We talked to a local businessman that was fishing that day. He gave us a little history of the area, and was very friendly. The park felt very safe and was in a nice neighborhood. We stopped at the beach and walked on it for a short bit because it was so cold it made my eyes water. There was another pull off spot with lots of seagulls, and you could see how clear the water was. There was a lot of flooding in the parking lots. Some drove through it, but we didn't want to risk getting stuck so we went around it. We drove up the Connecticut coastline visiting all of the beaches, lighthouses, and parks. By far this was our favorite park. On a clear day I guess you can see the skyline of New York City, but unfortunately we didn't get to see it. We would definitely come back for a visit!
Written November 26, 2017
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Urzz1871
Edinburgh, UK54 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Utterly ridiculous place. We drove down to Tod's Point on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, because we'd heard it was so nice. When we got there, we were met by a woman whose job seems to be solely to keep people out. No entry unless you've bought a $7 ticket, but no way to buy a ticket for another two days because they could only be purchased from the civic centre in town, which was closed for the holiday! That really is something you just couldn't make up, especially as there is a notice board showing you what the admission charge is, just next to the officious and uncooperative woman who can't/won't sell you a ticket.
This is either a place where those in charge would be unable to organise getting drunk in a brewery, or a place where there's a deliberate, elitist and small-minded policy of keeping out the riff-raff so this remains a local beach for local people - as there were nine cars that came down and we're all sent away in the couple of minutes we were there they don't seem to want to make any money from their park, so I know which of the two scenarios I think is most likely!
Written October 15, 2016
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Julia
Raleigh, NC49 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
I have lived within walking distance of this wonderful place for 16 years. I have come here many times with my family. We have picnicked next to the water, taken walks and bike rides around The Point, sunbathed on the beach. This is a nature lovers paradise. My brother once spotted an owl in The Holly Grove!

There are concession stands, grills for BBQing and lots of open space. Whether you want to be active or sit still and meditate, this park has a place for you to do it.

Non-Greenwich residents please contact the Greenwich Town Hall or the OGRCC for day passes and further information. I've seen too many people turned away because they didn't know they needed a pass to enter the park.

Dogs are allowed to play here but only during the winter from December to March.
Written October 24, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Greenwich Point Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM