The Darien Parks and Recreation Department announces the 2013 tennis court reservation system for select courts at Weed Beach and Cherry Lawn Park.

Requests now will be accepted from Darien individuals and Darien not-for-profit groups to reserve courts in blocks of time for play. Daily reservations are no longer accepted. However, courts not reserved by block request will be available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis free of charge. Block requests will be accepted at the Parks and Recreation office through March 25.

Requests will be drawn via a lottery system in which each request is classified according to size. The system will be identical to Darien's paddle tennis block lottery.

Fees for block court time are payable in advance upon approval of the permit requests. Request forms and regulations are available at the Parks and Recreation office or may be obtained at www.darienct.gov/parkrec. Additionally, the department is selling 2013 park permits and boat launch stickers. The permit stickers allow entrance into Weed and Pear Tree Point beaches and are available to Darien residents and taxpayers. Stickers may be purchased at www.darienct.gov/parkrec or at the Darien Town Hall, Room 110.

The 2012 stickers are valid through Friday, May 31.

Beach security guards will be on duty starting Monday, April 15, at Weed and Friday, May 24, at Pear Tree Point. A valid permit is required for entrance to the beaches starting on these dates.

For more information, call 203-656-7325.

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