Local Information


Waterford consists of 33 square miles of land in Southeastern Connecticut surrounded by water on three sides and intersected by two major interstate highways. Located two hours from New York City and Boston, with easy commutes to Hartford and New Haven. Our community has developed over the years from a rural farming community in the 1700’s to a suburban community with approximately 20,000 residents.

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Founded in 1964, the Eugene O’Neill is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for American theater. In the bold tradition of its namesake Eugene O’Neill – four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and America’s only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature – the O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and to more than 2,500 emerging artists. Scores of projects developed at the O’Neill have gone on to full production at other theaters around the world, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and major regional theaters.



Waterford Beach Park

Opening Saturday, June 20, 2015

317 Great Neck Rd

Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 437-4385



Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Thurs.: 9:00 - 9:00
Fri.: 9:00 - 5:30
Sat.: 9:00 - 5:00
Sun.: Closed


The Waterford Public Library is a town-owned and supported institution maintained for the benefit of the townspeople. By resolution of the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Waterford, dated August 7, 1967, it was designated to be Principal Public Libraryof the Town of Waterford. It is operated by the Board of Trustees of the Waterford Public Library, Inc. The Board of Trustees consists of twelve citizens of Waterford. The First Selectman,the Chair of the RTM Education Committee and the Chair of the RTM Finance, Wage & Personnel Committee are ex-officio board members. The Waterford Public Library is a non-partisan, non-sectarian institution dedicated to serving the public in the areas of education, information and recreation, making its services known and available to all.The Library has a collection of over 85,000 items including books, videos, audio books, magazines and music CDs for adults, children and teenagers. It also offers a wide variety of entertainment, informational and cultural programs for all ages. The Library provides several online databases as well as public computers and Wi-Fi access. Meeting rooms are available for use by non-profit groups. Exhibits of local artists and organizations are featured monthly.Waterford residents and taxpayers may register for a library card and this card may be used at any public library in Connecticut.