Admiral Fife Recreation Area
(For Pavilion Reservations)
Talk to us about the Admiral Fife Navy Recreation Area. This beautiful wildlife area is located in Stonington, Connecticut. The recreation area features a large permanent pavilion, grills, horseshoe pits, a playground, a volleyball court, a half-court basketball court, men’s and women’s indoor restrooms, catch-and-release fishing, hiking trails, a softball diamond and more. Call MWR Aquatics for pavilion availability, fee structure and reservations guidelines.
Auto Hobby Shop
The Auto Hobby Shop provides do-it-yourselfers the opportunity to perform routine auto maintenance indoors year-round in a safe, well-equipped environment. Change your oil, rotate your tires and replace shocks and struts. Exhaust work, brake jobs and more are all possible at the Auto Hobby Shop. The shop is staffed with knowledgeable volunteers who will make sure your job is completed safely. Stop by the shop and talk to one of our helpful volunteer staff members about your next auto maintenance project. Call ahead for hours of operation. No appointments are required — first come, first serve. Amenities include all basic tools, seven bays, six auto lifts, handheld code busters and high-speed wheel balancers.
Dealey Center Theater
Movie Schedule: 860-694-3358
Dealey Theater, located in the Dealey Center, has 38 state-of-the-art surround-sound speakers that will blow you away. With a state-of-the-art digital projection system, a fully functional theatrical stage and a concession stand with the best popcorn and candy on base, this 1,376-seat theater is also used for concerts, shows, change of command ceremonies, graduations, seminars and training sessions. Dealey Theater shows first-run movies provided direct from all the major studios four days a week. The Navy Motion Picture Company provides advanced movie screenings throughout the year. Bring the whole family to Dealey Theater for the most affordable movie theater experience in the area.
Deployed Forces Support
Building 164, Dealey Center, Second Deck
MWR’s Deployed Forces Support Program enhances the quality of life for active-duty Sailors by providing direct support to the fleet units in all aspects of the shipboard recreation programs and administration of their recreation funds. Sports, recreational programs, physical fitness equipment, social activities (parties and picnics), tours, subsidies and rebates, and gear locker checkout are just a few of the morale-enhancing opportunities offered. The SUBASE NLON Deployed Forces manager can assist boats and ships with programming, financial management, recreation administration, procurement and property management.
Goose Run Golf Course
With a totally renovated clubhouse completed in July 2012, Goose Run Golf Course is a beautiful, soft-spike, nine-hole golf course set alongside the Thames River. Enjoy lunch and dinner inside the clubhouse or on the outdoor deck. Catering for special events is also available. Goose Run is open from sunup until sundown from April to November (weather permitting). Tee times are not necessary at Goose Run. Golf on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The facility offers a pro shop and golf merchandise, cart and club rentals, leagues and tournaments, and a driving range. Proper golf attire is required. Competitive tournament prices are available.
Liberty Recreation Center, Single Sailor Program
The Liberty Program provides high-energy recreation programs, which target active-duty personnel 18 to 25 years of age living on base, including both single personnel and geographical bachelors. The Liberty Program offers superior entertainment experiences and development of personal leisure skills, leading to extraordinary and unique opportunities for enjoyment, activity and adventure in an alcohol- and tobacco-free environment. The Liberty Center includes free use of computers, internet and wireless internet, state-of-the-art video game systems, movies, book collections and special events. Liberty trips and tours include sporting events, outdoor adventures, shopping trips, amusement parks and community events, including festivals, concerts and seasonal programs.
Library, Tickets and Travel
Building 164, First Deck
The Library, Tickets and Travel is here to serve you. As an information hub, we are dedicated to providing access and guidance to information in any form, for your educational, recreational and career needs. We serve the entire SUBASE community, whether you are a student at Sub School, on sea duty or shore duty, families, civilian staff and retirees. We offer the traditional materials you expect: best-selling books for all ages, current movies on DVD, video games, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks and books on CD. If we don’t own a book, we will go get if for you through Connecticut’s interlibrary loan program. Our services extend much further; with events and programming, web access, we provide Navy Knowledge Online’s extensive collection of e-books, for all ages and interests, as well as databases of magazines and newspapers, military periodicals, academic journals, up-to-date country information, college and university information, and much more. In addition to library services, we also offer an assortment of tickets to national, regional and local area attractions. We are part of the Military Ticket Program (MTP) which further extends the offerings in tickets. We also organize trips to various locations such as Boston and New York City.
Thames View Marina
Thames View Marina supports waterborne recreational activities with instruction and rental gear for non-boat owners. There are 94 floating concrete dock slips available for private berthing. Winter dry and wet storage are also available. The marina includes seasonal dockage as well as rental sailboats, kayaks and canoes. Sailing lessons are offered. The marina comes equipped with a workshop, restrooms and showers, a washer and dryer, a picnic area and a grill. Anyone interested in renting tents, tables, chairs, campers or grills can contact the marina.
Pavilion Reservations: 860-694-3562
On the north end of the base at the end of Triton Avenue, North Lake is a man-made chlorinated lake and provides an outdoor swimming area operated seasonally from the second weekend in June through Labor Day weekend each year. Amenities include a sandy beach, a swim platform, the new to 2016 water obstacle course called WIBIT, a picnic area and pavilion, a playground, sand volleyball courts, beach chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas, an indoor shower house and a changing area. Cabanas are also available for daily rental. Red Cross-certified lifeguards are on duty during all hours of operation. The pavilion is available for command picnics and large groups. To reserve the pavilion, call the indoor swimming pool office at 860-694-3562.
Facility rules and policies are posted at this facility for your convenience. No glass containers or pets are permitted at any time. Children who are unable to swim must be accompanied by an adult (17 years old or older) at all times. Strong swimmers, 12 years old or older, may be left at the lake unattended. No swimming without an MWR lifeguard present.
SUBASE Lanes Bowling Center
SUBASE Lanes is 12 lanes of bowling fun. The friendly atmosphere caters to the very young, with gutter bumpers and child-size bowling balls. Bowling is a fun family event for birthdays, command functions and re-enlistments. Think you’re too grown up to go bowling? Give Xtreme Bowling a try. The lights go down when the music goes up with specialty lights, and glow-in-the-dark bowling balls and pins transform the lanes into a fun bowling experience.