Saturday 5 September 2015

Recreation Commission

MISSION

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.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

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.

MEMBERSHIP

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.

CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Craig Schuler, Chairperson
  • Otto Anderson, Secretary
  • Sarah Bentley
  • Jennifer Beams
  • Raymond Lotter, Jr., Vice Chairperson

Recreation Director: Shannon Reynolds

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 215 Coatney Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
  • Email: click HERE
  • Phone:  860-315-5175

RECREATION NEWS

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:

Woodstock Little League

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

 

 Senior GamerWii 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.

 

 

 2015 RECREATION PROGRAMS

Senior exerciseSenior Exercise:  Low impact exercise for local Seniors every Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 8, 2015 to 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.

 

 

 BasketballBasketball Tournament:  Put together a team to play in a basketball tournament (3 on 3 format - half court) on Saturday, September 19th for girls and boys in grades 6-8.  It will be held at the Evangelical Covenant Church (please arrive by 8am).  Games will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person.

 

Flag FootballFlag Football:  This program is co-ed for boys and girls entering grades 6-8.  It will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 (rain date is November 3) at Senexet Village Field, Woodstock (next to Beeches Real Estate on Rt. 171).  The program is open to Woodstock, Pomfret, Putnam and Thompson residents.

 

squirt soccerSquirt Soccer:  For children ages 3 and 4 -- A six-week introduction to soccer program will be held on Saturdays beginning September 19 from 9-9:30 am at the Woodstock Elementary School Field. The cost is $30 per player or a maximum of $40 per family (includes a T-Shirt).

 

 VolleyballVolleyball:  Come out and play co-ed volleyball this year.  The 2015-2016 season begins September 14 - November 23 and picks back up on February 29 - June 13. It will be held at the Woodstock Academy Field House at 7:30 p.m.  The cost for the year is $10 per person.

 

zumbaZumba Class: Thursday evenings beginning September 17 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Elementary School Gymnasium.  The cost is $60 (8 classes) or $35 (4 classes).  The drop-in rate is $10 per class.

 

 

 

 2015 Bus Trips

Motor Coach bus 

New York SkylineNew York City:  Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 6:30am to 9:30pm (approximately) enjoy the day exploring the Big Apple on your own.  Departure is from the Putnam Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot (165 Kennedy Drive).  The cost is $46.00 per seat (which does not include driver gratuity).  Cost includes DVD/CD and bathroom equipped round trip motor coach transportation.

 

 

 

NOTE:  To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Shannon Reynolds 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.

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