FAIRFIELD — Mother Nature is showing a cooperative disposition for Fairfield-area residents who wish to spend some time outdoors during the three-day Labor Day weekend.
Thursday’s high of 89 saw people young and old out and about in the city’s two dozen designated parks. People should expect much the same weather moving into the weekend.
The forecast calls for a high of 92 Friday, dipping to 86 Saturday, 85 Sunday and 83 Monday.
That’s good news for anyone who wants to take a swim at the Aquatics Complex at Allan Witt Park. The timing couldn’t be better: The summer swim season ends on Labor Day.
If swimming isn’t your thing, Allan Witt Park, at 46.6 acres, also has seven ball fields, three of which are lighted, two basketball courts, a skatepark, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a running trail, restrooms, picnic areas, barbecues, playgrounds, eight lighted tennis courts and the Fairfield Sports Center.
The park is located at 1741 W. Texas St.
Fairfield-area residents can also take advantage of Fairfield’s newest park, dubbed the Cordelia Community Park at 1300 Gold Hill Road.
The park, at 48 acres, offers bocce courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, barbecues, large and small dog parks, toddler and youth playgrounds, restrooms and room to roam.
Fairfield’s other large park is Laurel Creek Park at 2986 Gulf Drive.
The 37-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, barbecues and picnic areas, restrooms, youth and toddler playgrounds, walking paths and trails, and wildlife habitat and creeks.
Then there’s the massive Rockville Hills Regional Park, which at 633 acres offers up a hiker’s or mountain biker’s dream without having to go far from home. The park’s main entrance is at 2149 Rockville Road.
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