The always popular Cove Side Carnival is back for the 7th year! Come and enjoy all the wonderful rides, scrumptious food, old fashioned games, and our entertainment filled adult beer garden!

Unlike other carnivals or fairs, it is always Free Admission and Free Parking.
The Carnival has become an annual destination for children, families, teenagers and adults! Come spend the afternoon, evening, or both, as there is something for everyone!! Once again there will be a full day pass for all the rides. Join us this year for a FUN filled weekend! Carnival hours are Friday evening 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday 12 noon - 10:00 pm and Sunday 12 noon- 6:00 pm.

Sponsors and Volunteers are welcome to help the Carnival run smoothly. Please contact Judy Keane 860-563-3387 for more information.



The Mission of the Richard M. Keane Foundation is to support, sustain, and develop programs for the community that will offer sports, fitness, educational and recreational programs.

The Keane Foundation has been blessed with the support of the community in all of our fund raising efforts, and with assistance of the Town of Wethersfield and the State of Connecticut as well. As The Keane Foundation goes into our 15th year of enrichment programs for children in the community, we have chosen to support other programs whose mission is similar to the Keane Foundation's Mission. (The Mission of the Richard M. Keane Foundation is to support, sustain, and develop programs for the community that will offer sports, fitness, educational and recreational programs.)

Community organizations with a program that needs support should download and print:
or contact a Keane Foundation Board Member for more information.

Current Keane Foundation Grant Recipitants

  • Wethersfield High School - PIECES Literary Magazine
  • Silas Deane Middle School - Intramurals Program After School
  • Hanmer School PTO - Yoga 4 Classrooms
  • Hanmer School PTO - After School Enrichment
  • Highcrest School PTO - Yoga 4 Classrooms
  • Webb School PTO - Yoga 4 Classrooms
  • Charles Wright School PTO - After School Enrichment Programs
  • Charles Wright School PTO - Hartford Stage Drama After school Program

Keane On Kid's After School Program Starts Nov. 2nd

After School Programs are held Monday and Tuesdays for grades 3-6 at the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center, with transportation from all Elementary Schools in Wethersfield provided.

Those who enroll in the Keane Foundation program can start their homework, have a snack and spend hours of fun in the Gym and on Computers in the Classroom. Staff includes teachers as well as Recreation Professionals.

The program is supported by the Keane Foundation and the Parks and Recreation Department. The program provides friendship, fun and sports. In the past children have participated in Campardy (like Jeopardy, including stage and buzzers to signal that they have the answer); CT Science Center programs; visited with Police Department Canines and joined Zumba exercise classes.
More interesting enrichment activities are planned for this year.

Parents and children have loved this program and have given high marks in evaluations, with comments from parents like “My son just absolutely loves your program. Thank you for everything!” And from the kids: “Keane on Kids Rocks!,” “I love Kickball,” and “Campardy is awesome!”


Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early!

Come join the fun after school on Mondays and Tuesdays starting November 2, through December 15 (7 weeks on Mondays and 6 weeks on Tuesdays). Children may sign up for one day or for both days.
Registration forms are available online:
More Info and Sign Up Instructions

Saturday Free Open Gym - Drop In!

The Keane Foundation with the support of the Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers FREE Open Gym at the Pitkin Community Center 9/11 Memorial Sports Complex on Saturdays from November 7th through April 2nd.
(No basketball November 21 or 28, December 26, 2015. No basketball February 13, March 26, 2016)
Open gym days will be for “Pickup” games of basketball only, not for team practice. Boys and girls are invited to play, however, supervisors will determine the division of play. Families are encouraged to drop in and enjoy a game together as well.
The program is Free, all participants must have a signed permission slip when dropped off, children without the permission slip will not be permitted to play.
All children must be picked up at the time that their age group finishes play.
10:30am - 12:00pm Grades K - 3
12:30pm - 2:00pm Grades 4 - 6
2:00pm - 3:30pm Middle School

This schedule is subject to change. Registration is preferred, but not required, No Fee. See the Wethersfield Parks and Recreation website for More Info and Sign Up Instructions