The purpose of the Recreation Commission to promote the general welfare of the community by providing recreational activities for children and other citizens of the Town of Woodstock.
The full Recreation Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. See the Calendar tab (above) for upcoming meetings. Special Subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed. Agendas and minutes are available at the Town Hall and on this website. Meetings are open to the public.
The Recreation Commission is a five member group created by the Board of Selectmen. The terms of office are two years running concurrently with the Board of Selectmen each municipal election.
We need volunteers. Do you have great ideas? Would you like to see new programs? Do you have a little time? If you would like more information on how to get involved with this fun and dedicated commission, call us at 860-928-0208 x305.
- Otto Anderson, Secretary
- Jennifer Beams
- Sarah Bentley
Recreation Director: Diane Converse
- Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 215 Coatney Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
- Email: click HERE
- Phone: 860-928-0208 x305
- Recreation Director's office hours are: Wednesdays 10 am - 3 pm, Thursdays 7 am - 3 pm, and Fridays 7am - 3 pm.
New Recreation Park Facility: Located on Senexet Village Road (Behind the Beeches Real Estate off Route 171): Soccer field, walking trail, and basketball court. For more information contact the Recreation Department.
Listed below are various links to recreational organizations:
Wii Gaming for Woodstock Seniors: The Wii Gaming System is a fun, interactive program that promotes healthy lifestyles through physical active play. Games include tennis, bowling, golf, and dancing. Games are played on a big screen with the use of hand held controllers. The cost is FREE. The program begins October 8th and is located at the Woodstock Town Hall, Lower Level, on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am to noon. All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system.
2017 RECREATION PROGRAMS
Babysitter's Training: CLASS IS FULL! This certification class is provided to youth age 11 and up and will be held on November 14th & 16th at 5pm - 8pm at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level. Attendance at both classes is mandatory to be eligible for certification. The cost is $60 per person which includes a workbook, hands on training and certificate. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Essentrics Age Reverse & Rebalance Exercise Class: Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. There is a minimal charge of $2 per class for residents and $3 per class for non-residents. All classes are held in the lower level of the Woodstock Town Hall and are part of the Woodstock Recreation Department's Senior Exercise Program.
Quilting: Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7-10pm for 10 weeks. They will be held September 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16, 30 and December 7 and 14 at Woodstock Academy, Room B131. The cost is $35; space is limited to 15 quilters. Participants will supply equipment, material and sewing machines.
Ski/Snowboard Program at Wachusett Mountain: Registration for the 2018 Ski/Snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain will begin on October 2, 2017. Packets will be available at the Woodstock Town Hall, First Selectman's Office. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis limited to 100 students. Wachusett Mountain Flyer
Volleyball: Co-ed adult volleyball will be held on Monday evenings from 7:30-10:30pm at the Woodstock Academy South Campus Gym. Sessions are September 11 - November 27, 2017 and April 2 - June 11, 2018. The cost is $10 per person for the year.
Yoga: This class is suitable for beginners and experienced exercisers. Must be at least 16 years old. Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Elementary School Gym on October 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27 and December 11 and 18. The cost is $56 for all 7 classes or $35 for 4 classes. A drop-in rate is $10 per class.
Youth Basketball - Grades K-4: Saturdays on January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3 and 10 at the Woodstock Middle School, 147 Route 169. The cost is $45 for the 1st child, $40 for the second child and $25 for each additional child in the same family. Registration deadline is December 22nd. Late registrations must be approved by the recreation director.
Youth Basketball - Grades 5-8: Registration for the 2018 season of basketball begins! Registration deadline and evaluation of skills for girls is November 28th. Registration deadline and evaluation of skills for boys is November 30th. Late registrations will not be accepted. The cost is $45 for the 1st child, $40 for the second child and $25 for each additional child in the same family.
Zumba: Monday evenings on November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11, and 18 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (lower level). The cost is $42 for all six classes; or $35 for four classes. The drop in cost is $10 per class.
2017 Bus Trips
New York City: Enjoy the day in New York City on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Departure will be 6:30AM at the Putnam DMV on 165 Kennedy Drive. Return will be at approximately 10:00PM. The cost is $49 per seat for Coach Transportation (does not include driver gratuity.)
NOTE: To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Diane Converse at 860-315-5175 for any additional information.
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY ON WALKING TRAILS
Woodstock held a Community Clean Up Day at our new Recreation Park Walking Trails. Nine volunteers work from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the woods, collecting two Town dump truck loads of old glass, rusty car and truck parts, tires, barrels and other trash on April 10, 2010. Volunteers included Jeff Bartolomie, Zack Bartolomie, Christopher Bates, Laura Burke, Mackenzie Cooney, John Navarro, and Karen Fitzpatrick of Woodstock, Emily Navarro of Pomfret, and Thomas Hull of Brooklyn.