Cummings Park, a public beach, was developed in 1906. The 83-acre (340,000 m2) Cove Island Park, once a farm and then an enormous factory site, offers visitors a choice of beaches as well as picnic grounds and bluffs. It is also home to a small wildlife sanctuary, the Sound Waters Community Center for Enviromental Education and the Terry Connors Ice Rink which offers public ice skating for all ages and ability levels, group lessons and ice hockey.
Scalzi Park on Bridge Street has a playground, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, bocce courts, basketball courts, roller hockey courts, and a baseball stadium named "Cubeta Stadium".
Stamford boasts two municipal golf courses. Sterling Farms Golf Course and E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, referred to locally as Hubbard Heights.
Mill River Park - Located in the center of downtown. A recent demolition of the dam has re-established the natural flow of the river and create a park designed by Olin Associates (the same firm that designed Bryant Park in New York).