Washington Park

Washington Park - AerialWashington Park is conveniently located on Meridian Street next to the City of Groton Municipal Building. The 32.9-acre park includes three baseball fields, two softball fields, playground equipment, tennis courts, outdoor fitness circuit, volleyball area, two full-length basketball courts and outdoor pavilions. The park also features a Workers' Memorial, honoring those who have died or been injured on the job.

Built on land donated to the City of Groton in 1931 by resident George Marquardt, Washington Park is a centralized meeting point and athletic center for the area.

Address: 155 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340

Picnic Pavilion Rentals

Washington Park has six (6) picnic pavilions, each with charcoal grills - a perfect place to relax and socialize during those lazy days of summer. Military personnel receive a 10% discount. Pavilions are available for rental in 4-hour blocks.


Pavilions #1, 3, and 5
(Up to 75 people)
Pavilions #2, 4, and 6
(Up to 30 people)
 City Residents$60.00$30.00
 Non-residents$120.00$60.00
 City Business$120.00$60.00
 Outside Business$170.00$120.00

Rental Process

  1. Check pavilion availability by calling us at 860-446-4128 or visiting our office at the City of Groton Municipal Building.
  2. Download Washington Park Pavilion Reservation
  3. Print and fill out all required fields
  4. Return the form by emailing it to pr@cityofgroton.com or to the Parks and Recreation Department at the City of Groton Municipal Building
  5. Rental fee is due upon receiving the permit in the office. Pavilion is not guaranteed until permit and fee have been received.
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