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 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
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.
2015 RECREATION PROGRAMS
2015 Annual Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League: Monday evenings, session is February 23 - June 8 at 7:30 pm at the Woodstock Academy Field House. The cost is $10 per person (annual fee).
2015 Spring Senior Strength Training: Classes with instructor Terri Viani are available for seniors, age 62+, from Woodstock and surrounding towns. Classes held Wednesdays - March 4, 11, 18, 25th, April 1, 8, 15, 29th, and May 6, and 13th, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Woodstock Town Hall, Room 1. The cost is $20 (for all eight classes). Drop in rate is $2 per class.
2015 Memorial Day 10K Road Race: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9AM at the Woodstock Academy. Registration the day of the race begins at 7:30AM in the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse and will cost $25. Pre-registration through May 16 will cost $20 and after May 16 will cost $25. A free t-shirt will be provided to the first 100 pre-registered entrants prior to April 25. An on-line registration is also available (an additional processing fee will be added to the cost) at www.active.com.
2015 Easter Egg Hunt: Hop on over to Roseland Cottage and join us for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 (Rain Date - April 11, 2015) at 1:00 PM. Bring your Easter Basket with you! Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food bank.
2015 Spring Squirt Soccer: May 2, 9, 16, 30 and June 6 and 13 from 9-9:30AM at the Woodstock Elementary School. This program is an introduction to soccer for age 3 and 4 year old children (must be age 3 by May 2, 2015). They will learn simple drills and easy ball handling skills while having fun. The cost is $25 per player, $35 maximum per family and includes a t-shirt. Please register by April 24 (late registrations will not be accepted.)
2015 Spring Youth Field Hockey: This is a field hockey program for Woodstock girls in Grades 6-8 to be held on April 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 28 20 and June 1, 3, 8 from 6-7PM at the Charles Bentley Athletic Complex. Register early as space is limited to 25. The cost is $50 per person which includes a t-shirt.
2015 Spring Zumba: Join the Zumba Fitness classes on Wednesday evenings, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3 and 10 from 6-7PM at the Woodstock Elementary School Gymnasium. The cost is $60 for all eight classes or $35 for four classes. The drop-in rate is $10 per class.
Afterschool Equestrian Education: Open to Boys and Girls Grades 5-8 and held on April 21, 27, May 4, 11 and 18 from 2:30-3:30 pm in Mrs. Abbott's Room at the Woodstock Middle School. The cost is $35 per person.
2015 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.