Address for SHYC: Chimney Corner Cir, Guilford, CT 06437

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SHA PARKING REGULATIONS PERTINENT TO SHYC: The Sachems Head Association is making every effort to assure that its roadways are safe, that safety concerns for property and people are covered,  and that parking locations, which are understandably limited, are made available to as great an extent as reasonably possible.  SHA facility usage regulations are also noted below. The Association has worked closely with the Town of Guilford in establishing and/or modifying regulations pertinent to the above and are covered herewith.


Speed Limits: 15 MPH within the Association Area

Parking: Parking is available on Chimney Corner Circle with restrictions as noted below.

  • Additional parking, including overnight, is available on a restricted basis on Colonial Rd. (below and west of Falcon Rd.), Prospect Ave. and Uncas Pt. Rd.
  • Club members may park properly identified vehicles in the beach parking lot while they are playing tennis or using the beach relative to Club-sponsored swimming lessons.
  • Association parking areas (at the Tennis Court, Landing, and Uncas Pt. facilities) may be used for special functions, but permission must be obtained from the SHA Executive Board in advance.
  • No vehicles shall be parked so as to encroach on any sidewalk or so as to obstruct the free and safe entry into and/or exit from any driveway.
  • No person shall operate any vehicle within the Association district in a manner annoying or offensive to the public.

No Parking Areas:  Generally delineated by yellow lines (zones) throughout the area.

Speed Bumps or Comparable:  Currently under review

Enforcement:  Violators will be subject to ticketing and where noted, towing at the owner’s expense.


This area is of particular concern out of respect for property owners rights and need to provide adequate entry and egress for fire equipment as specified by the Guilford Fire Department.

No Parking:  Delineated by yellow cross- hatched zones or a single yellow line along the edge of the pavement around the Circle.  No portion (side, front or rear bodies) of the vehicle must encroach on the yellow areas or over the white width lines noted below.

Parking Areas:  Where needed, white lines will indicate width areas (6.5’) within which the body of the vehicle must be parked.  Because of the narrow roadway, this is to assure that as much of the road width as possible is available for traffic, especially fire trucks.

Yacht Club Loading Zone:  Marked opposite the entry walk to the Club. For short term parking only and vehicles must not be unattended at any time.  If necessary, the Club will be expected to provide a person to attend the vehicle while performing services.  This particularly applies to pump-outs, and unloading of vehicles for special Club functions.

Parking Limits:  No overnight parking will be allowed on the Circle.

Tow Zones:  In coordination with the Town of Guilford, No Parking and Loading areas are designated as Tow Zones and violators will be subject to towing at their expense.



Footbridge Closure: The David W. Fisher Footbridge located at the end of Colonial Road that connects to Chimney Corner Circle is closed for repairs for the duration of the 2020 Summer. This unfortunately impedes our usual access to the Club this summer from the auxiliary parking areas on Colonial Road. 

Please respect the “Bridge Closed” signs installed by the Town. It is unsafe to be on the bridge.

Alternative Access via Launch: The Sachem’s Head Association has agreed to allow the SHYC Launch to pick-up and drop-off SHYC members and their guests from the Association Landing located at the back of the Harbor on Colonial Road for the 2020 season only.

Please respect our neighbors during this time. Other docks are private property and not to be used at any time. Only use the designated dock at the Association Landing.

Additional Parking Spots: The Sachem’s Head Association has agreed to let SHYC members park at the Tennis Courts as an additional overflow parking area for the 2020 season only. 

Additionally, the Sachem’s Head Association will be creating a couple of extra temporary parking spots on the Chimney Corner Circle side of the David W. Fisher Footbridge in the usual “no parking zone.” These spots may be reclaimed as summer goes on and construction on the bridge begins as the Town will need access to the bridge for its construction vehicles. These temporary spots are also for the 2020 season only.

Alternative Access via Bike: SHYC has been granted permission by the Sachem’s Head Association to install additional bike racks at the Tennis Courts and the Association Landing for use by SHYC Members. If you choose, you can park your car at the Tennis Courts or on Colonial Road, access your bike in one of the SHYC bike racks, and then ride your bike to the Club instead of walking. Again, this is for the 2020 season only. 

Distance to the Club: On land, it is just over a half mile from the Tennis Courts to the Club and just under three-quarters of a mile from the Association Landing to the Club.