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.
- Otto Anderson, Secretary
- Jennifer Beams
- Sarah Bentley
- Craig Schuler, Chairperson
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
Creative Glass Workshop: On Monday, December 12th, a workshop will be held for adults and children ages 10+ to paint on various glass items. The class will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall from 7-9pm and will cost $20 (includes refreshments and materials.)
Ski/Snowboard Program: The 2017 student ski/snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain registration will begin on October 3. Attached is the packet. Update: As of Tuesday, 12/6, there are only 4 available spaces left.
Zumba: Classes will be on Thursday evenings: November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 8 and 15 from 6-7pm at the Woodstock Elementary School Gymnasium. The cost is $45 for six classes or $7.50 per class.
Youth Basketball Grades 5-8: Evaluations with Skills and Drills for girls are November 30th, grade 5 & 6 are 6:00 - 7:00 pm, grade 7 & 8 are 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Boys will be held December 5th, grade 5 & 6 are 6:00 - 7:00 pm, and grade 7 & 8 are 7:00 - 8:00 pm. The cost is $45 for the first child, $40 for the second child, and $25 for each additional child in the same family. Registration deadline is December 5th for Grades 5 thru 8 only.
Youth Basketball Grades K-4: Games will be held at the Woodstock Middle School on Saturdays beginning January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, and March 4, and 11, 2017. The cost is $45 for the 1st child, $40 for 2nd child, and $25 for each additional child in the same family. Registration Deadline is January 5, 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted. NOTE: T-shirts will not be available to late registrants.
Essentrics Age Reverse & Rebalance Exercise Class: Classes are Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Class dates are as follows: 12/1, 12/6, 12/8, 12/13, 12/15, 12/20, 12/22, 12/27 and 12/29. All classes are held in the lower level of the Woodstock Town Hall and are part of the Woodstock Recreation Department Senior Exercise Program.
2016 Bus Trips
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.