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 860-315-5175.
- Craig Schuler, Chairperson
- Otto Anderson, Secretary
- Sarah Bentley
- Jennifer Beams
Recreation Director: Shannon Reynolds
- Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 215 Coatney Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
- Email: click HERE
- Phone: 860-315-5175
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.
2016 RECREATION PROGRAMS
Essentrics Class: EssentricsTM Aging Backwards classes are Wednesdays, March 30, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11 from 9-10am at the Woodstock Town Hall, Room 1. The cost is $20 for Woodstock residents and $25 for non-residents. Drop in rate is $5 per class.
Spring Youth Field Hockey: Field Hockey for Girls in Grades 4-8 will be held on April 25, 27, May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and June 1 from 6:15-7:15pm at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex. The cost is $70 per person which includes a t-shirt. There is a 20% sibling discount.
Men's Open Gym Basketball: Adult basketball will be held on Thursday evenings from 8:30-10:30pm from January 7 through April 28 (except March 24 and April 21) at the Woodstock Middle School Gym.
Senior Exercise: Low impact exercise for local Seniors every Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 8, 2015 through June 30, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Classes are located in the lower level of the Town Hall and are free of charge.
Squirt Soccer: Children ages 3 and 4 will learn simple drills, easy ball handling skills and most of all have fun learning the sport of soccer. Held on Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11 from 9-9:30am at the Woodstock Elementary School Field. The cost is $25 per person or $35 maximum per family (includes T-shirt). Please register by April 28 as late registrations will not be accepted.
Volleyball - Co-Ed: Come out and play co-ed volleyball this year. The next session will be February 29 - June 13. It will be held at the Woodstock Academy Field House at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.
2016 Memorial Day 10K Road Race: The 36th Annual Event sponsored by the Woodstock Recreation Commission will be held on Monday, May 30th. Race day registration from 7:30am - 8:45am at the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse Gym. Race begins at 9:00am. $20 Pre-registration fee if received by May 16th, $25 registration fee after May 16th (a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Program). Male and female divisions, cash prizes and awards! The first 100 participants to register on-line by April 25th will receive a FREE ATHLETIC SHIRT.
Zentangle: Learn how to draw a Zentangle! Two classes are being offered - May 10th from 10am-12pm and May 12th from 6-8pm at the Woodstock Town Hall Lower Level. The cost is $35 (includes materials). Call the Woodstock Recreation Director at 860-315-5175 to register.
4th Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale: Saturday, June 11th from 8:00 am - Afternoon. All Woodstock residents, businesses, and organizations may participate. A $15 registration fee will place your tag sale location on the map which will be available for the public to purchase. Advertising space is also available on the map at a cost of $25 for standard business card size. NEW THIS YEAR, if you only have a few items to sell, come and set up a table at the Woodstock Town Hall for $10.
2016 Bus Trips
Boston Red Sox Vs. Houston Astros: On Friday, May 13, 2016 the Woodstock and Pomfret Recreation Departments are sponsoring a bus trip to Boston. The trip includes 1st base side infield grandstand seats and coach bus transportation. Departure time is 4:30pm from the Pomfret Community School Parking Lot. The game begins at 7:10pm. Bus leaves for home 20 minutes after the game ends. The cost is $85 per person for residents of Pomfret and Woodstock, and $87 per person for residents of other towns.
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.