Parks & Rec Beach Sticker Update: Grace Period Extended to July 11

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 4.33.30 PMUpdate from Parks & Rec about vehicle beach stickers, Friday, June 17, 2016

It has been the annual practice of the Department of Parks and Recreation to issue Vehicle Parking Stickers to Town residents whose automobiles are registered with the Town of Greenwich.

These stickers are valid for the entire season and are designed to allow vehicle entry to Town beaches for those residents who also present a valid seasonal Beach/Park Pass at beach entrances.

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 2.56.05 PMIn terms of process, the source file of the Town of Greenwich registered automobiles originates at The Department of Motor Vehicles, which has publicized internal issues resulting from a new software system culminating in a delay in its availability.

Upon receipt of this file, the Department of Parks and Recreation was able to issue and mail over 39,000 seasonal Vehicle Parking Stickers on April 29, 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 2.55.58 PMSince this mailing, the Department has experienced a level of resident queries and issues beyond historical experience. Many of these issues concern residents “not receiving” their stickers. The Department has focused on responding thus far by reprinting and mailing over 7,000 additional seasonal Vehicle Parking Stickers.

While the Department continues to investigate this matter, it has been decided to allow vehicle access to Town beaches for those residents with a valid Beach/Park Pass effective immediately through Monday, July 11, 2016.

See also:

Greenwich Beach Sticker Delays and Single-Entry Park Pass Causing Confusion

The island Beach ferry began running on June 11.

Are Greenwich Beaches Too Crowded?

Planning a Greenwich Beach Weekend? Here’s What You Need to Know

Parks & Rec: Byram Pool Access Policy, Monitoring New Deck at Tod’s Pt and Lifeguard Hiring Update

What’s Cooking? Tod’s Point Concession Stand Contract Changes Hands
Hikes for 2016 Greenwich Beach Fees Approved. Expect Uniformed Police Presence Starting Memorial Day.
Good Day Sunshine! 70° Temperature Brings Winter-Weary to the Beach
Are Greenwich Beaches Too Crowded?
Long in the Making, the Byram Pool Project Clears Another Hurdle
Hungry? Word for the Day at Tod’s Point is Patience
What’s Cooking? Tod’s Point Concession Stand Contract Changes Hands


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  • Frank

    To all New York State residents, The Greenwich Beaches are free, free, free. Come one, come all!!

    • Bond007

      Just what we need is more outsiders coming to Greenwich Beaches that are not legal residents. Proof should be a license or past Beach Card. Frank is very stupid to suggest this!!

  • Frank

    Bond007 – it’s called sarcasm. What’s that in the air? Oh, it’s a joke going over Bond007 head! I think the real 007 is a bit sharper than you.

  • John B.

    Totally agree with Bond007. Surprised Leslie even posted “Franks” comment, such much for a moderator of the (Greenwich) free press!

    • greenwichfreepress

      yes I rushed and didn’t notice he used an alias. But I know who he is. LOL

  • Franks

    Thanks Leslie! It’s nice to see someone has a sense of humor. Have a great weekend at the beach everyone!

  • John Bowman

    It’s nice that Greenwich Free Press published this story, nothing in the Greenwich Time. More frightening, nothing on GreenwichCT.org. Why don’t they think they need to publicize what’s happening, or not happening, with the beach? I’d be curious to know if GFP learned of this from a Town press release or just by asking at Town Hall. The Town should do a press release and put it on the front page of Greenwichct.org; I’m sure it’s as important to residents as Chief Heavey’s graduation from the FBI Academy. And while I’m at it, they should put instructions for validating residency without buying an annual beach card on the website.

    • greenwichfreepress

      Thanks John. I learned about the situation from going to Parks & Rec. Also, I live here and it took 2-1/2 months to get stickers despite having same cars as in past. Plus readers give me tips!