Wednesday 29 July 2015

Recreation Commission


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.

For information about Camp Nahaco and their 2015 summer day camp, click here.

For information about Red Cross Swim Lessons at our Town Beach on Pond Factory in North Woodstock, click here.


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
  • Raymond Lotter, Jr., Vice Chairperson
  • Vacancy

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:

Woodstock Little League

NECONN Soccer Club

WPTP Cheerleading

WPTP Junior Football League

Griffin Youth Hockey Association




 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.





Senior Strength Training:  On Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2 from 9-10am at the Woodstock Town Hall classes will be held with instructor Terri Viani.  Anyone age 62+ from Woodstock and surrounding towns may participate. The cost is $20 per person for all 10 classes or $2 per class.


Field HockeyAdult Field Hockey:  Join in the fun of playing field hockey on Mondays and Thursdays from July 2 through August 10 from 6 - 7pm at the Charles Bentley Athletic Field.  Donations are accepted to play.


Swimming LessonsSwimming Lessons:  Click here to view the information regarding this year's swimming lessons at the Town Beach.


tennisTennis Lessons/Camps: Children ages 5+ are eligible for registration.  Click on the form to view available schedules.



Zumba2015 Summer Zumba Classes:  Join the Zumba fitness classes on Wednesday evenings, July 8, 15, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (lower level).  The cost is $60 for all eight classes or $35 for four classes.  Pre-registration is preferred. The drop-in rate is $10 per class.


karateIntroduction to Karate:  Tuesdays, July 21 through August 18 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Woodstock Town Hall (lower level). The cost is $55 for the first family member, $45 for the second family member and $35 for each additional family member.  Individuals must be 10 years old or older to participate.




 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 $45.50 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.



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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