Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Announces City Parks Open for the Season

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Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim officially opened all City of Bridgeport public parks today Thursday, May 21st for the season. Seaside Park, Beardsley Park and St. Mary’s by the Sea will be open for Memorial Day weekend for Bridgeport residents only with the purchase of a park sticker. Due Covid-19 Seaside Park and Beardsley Park will have limited parking capacity of 30% and reduced operating hours of 10am – 4pm. The Mayor is encouraging all residents to keep their distance and follow Covid-19 guidelines while enjoying the vast waterfront and more than 1,300 acres of public parks the city has to offer.

Seaside Park, Beardsley Park, and St. Mary’s by the Sea

Annual Passes

Annual Parking Sticker (Resident Permit) — Vehicle Registered in Bridgeport): $15 cash only
Annual Parking Sticker (Special Permit) — Vehicle Registered in CT with proof of current City of Bridgeport property tax bill): $20 cash only

Park stickers will be available for purchase at the checkpoint booths at Seaside Park and Beardsley Park from Thursday, May 21st through Labor Day. Parks and checkpoint booths will be open 10am to 4pm on Weekdays & Weekends.

Stickers can only be purchased for the vehicle entering the park with proof of registration. The sticker must be affixed to the windshield. Residents will receive a copy of the City of Bridgeport Park Policy with updated safety guidelines.

Senior Park Stickers

Bridgeport resident senior citizens (65 and older) are eligible for a free lifetime Senior Park Sticker with proof of Bridgeport car registration and proof of age.

For more information, visit the City of Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department website at

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