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
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.
Swimming Lessons: Two sessions are being offered at Pond Factory Beach by Tri-Community YMCA of Southbridge, MA (Session 1: July 18-29/Session 2: August 1-12) from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Lessons are 30 minutes long. The cost is $40/YMCA member ($30 each additional YMCA member sibling) or $65/General Public ($55 each additional sibling).
Summer Tennis Lessons/Camps: Tennis lessons/camps are being offered for children ages 5+ at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex. Tennis lessons cost $35 per person per week and tennis camps cost $60 per person per week.
Summer Volleyball Camp: Volleyball camp is available for children in Grades 3-8. Participate in one session, two sessions or all three sessions (June 27-30, July 25-28 and/or August 8-11 from 6-8:30 pm at the Rectory School Gymnasium.) The cost is $80 for one session, $150 for two sessions or $180 for three sessions (20% sibling discount).
Youth Field Hockey: Field Hockey is being offered to children in Grades 4-12 on August 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 23 at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex. The cost is $55 per person (20% sibling discount will be offered.)
Zumba: Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3 and 10 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Town Hall. The cost is $60 (8 classes) or $35 (4 classes). The drop-in rate is $10 per class. Preregistration is preferred.
2016 Bus Trips
There are no bus trips scheduled at this time.
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.