STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor David Martin announce earlier this week the addition of Park Attendants beginning May 28 through September 16, to increase resident safety and security within Stamford Parks.
Beach season begins this weekend. The City is implementing safety and security initiatives to increase safety so that residents can enjoy all that Stamford parks and beaches have to offer.
Mayor Martin stated, “Safety and security is a priority for me and my administration. I want all residents, families, and friends to enjoy the summer months safely. That is why I am putting forth initiatives to protect open community space to ensure that children, families and adults feel safe in our parks. Parks are public gathering places and are to be enjoyed by all.”
Park Attendants will be assigned to Cove Island Park, Cummings Beach Park, West Beach, Scalzi Park and Lione Park. They will enforce Park Rules and Regulations and will assist residents in need. Coverage shifts will include:
· Fridays – 3pm to 11pm
· Saturdays and Sundays – 7am to 11pm
Park Attendant duties are as follows:
~ Educating visitors on park regulations and compliance
~ Distribution of PPE as needed
~ Tactfully informing visitors when violations of park regulations occur
~ Providing emergency assistance
The Stamford Police Department (SPD) will be increasing their park patrols with a new initiative instituted by Chief Shaw to increase positive community interactions. Both the SPD and Park Police will be patrolling City parks.
Finally, residents are reminded that beach parking is being issued via license plate registration this year, stickers are no longer being used. Residents are encouraged to register on-line at www.StamfordCT.gov.