The Farmington Field Club, a hidden gem in the Farmington Valley for 50 years, is inviting interested families to attend a special brunch at Miss Porter’s School this Sunday to learn how they can join the fun of swimming, tennis, platform tennis and general recreation in a private, green setting.
“Our family has essentially grown up at the Farmington Field Club,” said Ken Coco, club president. “It’s a great place to provide a safe summer environment for children and families alike.”
Founded in January 1963 by 10 families, they purchased 5.7 acres of land on Hilltop Road (then, brand new) from the Trustees of the Hill-Stead Museum. It opened with a membership of 150 member families on July 24, 1964.
“The high elevation and surrounding trees make it one of the most beautiful settings in Farmington,” said Coco.
The facilities offer two Har-Tru and four red clay tennis courts, three platform tennis (paddle) courts, and three swimming pools: a multi-purpose pool for recreation and lap swimming, a separate diving pool, and a children's wading pool. The impeccable landscaping offers a lovely garden area where family and friends enjoy picnics and the club hosts numerous barbeques. Membership of the club is private and held to 150 families, with special memberships offered to senior families, individuals, and juniors. Members are from Farmington, West Hartford, Avon, and beyond.
The Sunday Brunch will be 10 a.m. this Sunday in the Riverview Room at Miss Porter's School. Contact the Farmington Field Club at 860-677-1209 and leave a message to request an invitation. Space is limited.