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. 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 860-928-6595 ext. 333.
- Otto Anderson
- Sarah Bentley, Chair
- Amy Monahan
- Erika Cornelius Smith, Secretary
- Marie Chamberlin
Recreation Director: Anthony Pezzetti
- Send regular mail to: Recreation Commission, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
- Email: click HERE
- Phone: 860-928-6595 ext. 333
- Recreation Director's office hours are: Wednesdays 8:30 am - 2:30 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
Woodstock Fuel Assistance Donations: The Woodstock Recreation Commission is pleased to announce that we were able to donate $1,000 from the Memorial Day 10K Road Race proceeds to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund. We donated an additional $700 to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Fund from the proceeds of our 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale. Thank you to our sponsors for those two events, and to everyone who participated.
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:
2019 RECREATION PROGRAMS
Yoga Summer Session 2 will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 9, 16, 23. Class will be held at the WMS Music Room on September 9. The cost is $64 for 8 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here for the Summer 2 Yoga registration form.
Yoga Fall Session will be held at the Woodstock Town Hall, lower level room 1. Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm on the following dates: October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, December 2, 9. Class will be held at the WMS Music Room on November 4. The cost is $64 for 8 classes, $35 for 4 classes, or a drop in rate of $10 per class. Click here to download the registration form.
Kids Yoga at Woodstock Middle School: In this class we will focus on the breath, releasing our worries, compassion for ourselves and others, listening to and respecting our bodies, as well as will be introduced to new yoga poses each week that will aid in strengthening and lengthening their bodies. Each student will receive a new crystal weekly. Each session will feature a different theme and run after school in the cafeteria on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:25pm. The schedule for yoga is as follows: Session 1 (Mindfulness) September 11 through October 9, Session 2 (Gratitude) November 13 through December 11, Session 3 (Balancing and Flexibility) February 9 through March 11, and Session 4 (Wellness) May 6 through May 27. Class is limited to 15 students and cost to attend is $36 per session. Click here to download the registration form.
Kids Yoga at Woodstock Elementary School: In this class we will focus on the breath, releasing our worries, compassion for ourselves and others, listening to and respecting our bodies, as well as will be introduced to new yoga poses each week that will aid in strengthening and lengthening their bodies. Guided meditation and processing through writing or drawing (student’s choice) with be incorporated. Sessions will feature a different theme and run after school in the front lobby on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. The schedule for yoga is as follows: Session 1 (Animals and Transportation) October 16 through November 6, Session 2 (Seasons/Weather) January 8 through February 5, and Session 3 (Kindness and Friendship) March 25 through April 22. Class is limited to 12 students and is open to everyone in 3rd and 4th Grade. Cost is $36 per session to attend. Click here to download the registration form.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): Test your limit with this fast-paced class! Over 45 minutes we will work sets followed by active rest. We will use our body weight to work every muscle group and our cardiovascular fitness. Please bring a mat or towel and a water bottle. This class will run Monday mornings from 11:30am-12:15pm with Session 1 at the Soccer Field off Senexet Village Road from September 16 through October 28 and Session 2 at the Town Hall lower level room 1 from November 18 through December 23. Cost is $48 for all 6 classes or $10 drop in rate. Click here to download the registration form.
Squirt Soccer: An introduction to soccer for 3 and 4 year olds. Players will have 30 minutes to learn simple drills, easy ball handling skills and most of all just have fun learning the sport of soccer. Practices will run Saturdays September 7th through October 12th from 9:00-9:30am at the Woodstock Elementary School Soccer Field. Registration fee is $25 per player with a $35 max per family. Registration fee includes a t-shirt. Click here to download a registration form.
W.R.E.C.K: Where Recreation and Exploration Catapult Kids is an after school gym program where kids participate in a variety of fun active games. These games include, but are not limited to; basketball, dodgeball, capture the flag, flag football, and variations of tag. This fall we will be hosting two 4-week sessions on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Woodstock Middle School Gym. The first session will run September 19th through October 10th and the second session will run October 17th through November 14th (no class on November 7th). The program is open to anyone in 5th through 8th grade and the cost to attend is $36 per session. Space is limited to 15 kids. Click here to download a registration form.
Adult Co-Ed Basketball: Join us at the Woodstock Middle School Monday nights from 7:00-9:00pm (8:30-10:30pm during youth basketball season) on September 16th through June 8th for open gym basketball. If there is a holiday or half day on a Monday, we will play on Wednesday night of that week. This free program is open to anyone 18 and older. Click here to download a registration form.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball: Join us at the Woodstock Middle School Tuesday nights from 7:30-10:30pm (8:30-10:30pm during youth basketball season) on September 17th through June 9th for a fun night of volleyball. There is no volleyball during school breaks and holidays. This program is open to all skills levels of players who are 18 and older. There is an annual fee of $10 per player. Click here to download a registration form.
Dog Obedience Training: In these classes Donna Savoie from Pack of Paws LLC will teach the important behaviors to make your dog a great companion. This program will meet once a week for 6 weeks and is open to all dogs 5 months or older. The program will run Saturdays, November 2nd - December 7th from 10-11am and is held at the Soccer Field off Senexet Village Road. Cost is $96. For your dog please bring a 6-foot leash (no retractable leashes), harness/collar, mat or towel, water, and plenty of treats. Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing as this is an active program. Click here to download a registration form.
Quilting: All levels are welcome! We will meet Thursdays from 7-10pm at the Woodstock Academy North Campus Room B130 on September 19 through December 5 (class will not meet 10/31 and 11/28). The cost of this 10 week program is $35 and participants will supply equipment, materials, and sewing machines. Space is limited to 15.
Trick or Treat at Roseland Cottage: On Friday, October 25th from 5-7:30pm stop by Roseland Cottage for our annual Trick or Treat Night. Open to kids of all ages. This free event is cosponsored by the Woodstock Business Association, Bank Hometown, and Town of Woodstock Recreation Department.
Babysitter Training Course: The purpose of this course is to provide youth ages 11 and up information and skills necessary to provide safe responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in critical areas: leadership, safety and safe play, basic care, First Aid, CPR (infant, child, adult), and professionalism. Instructor Jeannine Spink will be leading this training on November 13th and 14th from 5-8pm at the Town Hall lower level room 1. In order to be eligible for certification the participant must attend both classes. Cost is $65 and space is limited to 12 students on a first come, first served basis. Click here to download a registration form.
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. Please contact the recreation director to schedule your introductory session. All participants must fill out a waiver of liability prior to using the game system. Click here to download the waiver.
Community Kitchen - Every Monday at noon at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock there is a community kitchen event. Local churches take turns each week preparing and serving a free meal for all guests who come. Meals are not served on Holidays, and when Woodstock schools are cancelled.
Tai Chi - Every Tuesday and Thursday there is a free, informal Tai Chi class offered at the East Woodstock Congregational Church from 10-11 am.
2019 Bus Trips
New York City Bus Trip: Join the Pomfret and Woodstock Recreation Department on a trip to NYC on Saturday, November 30th. Bus will leave Putnam DMV (Kennedy Drive) Commuter lot at 6:30am and return home at approximately 10:30pm. Drop off and pick up location in NYC will be the Empire State Building 34th Street. Cost is $44 per person. Click here to download a registration form.
NOTE: To register for these programs please download the registration form. Contact Anthony Pezzetti at 860-928-6595 ext. 333 for any additional information. Registration and payment for any program can be mailed to WRC, 415 Route 169, Woodstock CT 06281. Alternatively they can be left in the drop box outside of town hall, in the drop box on the wall next to the Recreation office, or handed to the recreation director.