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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park; open 24/7 at

Telephone: 860-653-8947


Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment. You can register for all of programs online.


The 2019 Winter and Spring Activity Guide will be mailed to homes in early December.

Letters To Santa

Imagine the excitement in your house when your child receives a hand-written, personalized letter from Santa. Our team of elves are ready to help Santa spread some holiday cheer and good wishes. Each letter is sure to add magic to the Christmas season and can set a worried mind at ease, as each reader learns that he or she is, indeed, on Santa’s Good list. Once you register, print out Santa’s Questionnaire (available at and have your child complete the questionnaire and bring him/her to Salmon Brook Park to place it in Santa’s special mail box. Leave the rest to the elves!


Holidays in a Teacup, ages 10 and up: Thursday, Dec. 6 , 6:30–8 p.m. at SBP Gathering Room. Bring your own teacup or holiday mug or choose one at the workshop. Get creative and make a one of a kind treasure for yourself or to give as a gift. Holiday cookies and all kinds of festive, fun supplies. Bring your own beverage. Cost $25 if bring your own teacup, $30 to select one of ours.

Bus Trip to New York City: Saturday, Dec. 1. These days in the city are on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop. The usual drop off points in the City are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. Pickup is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, on 7th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Street. $48pp.

Holiday Marketplace Event: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, 12–4 p.m., at the Holcomb Farm. Granby Artists Association and Granby Recreation are pleased to present a collaborative Holiday Art and Holiday Marketplace Event at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, in West Granby. Both the North Barn Pavilion and Main Barn will be filled with booths selling a variety of arts and crafts, much of it made here in Granby. You will find treasures to wrap, handmade cards, stocking fillers and much more. Enjoy a festive atmosphere listening to local school children’s music performances. Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or small lunch at the Waste Not Want Not pop-up café.

Santa’s Breakfast: Saturday, Dec. 8, two seatings, at 8 or 10 a.m. Join us for this annual holiday celebration at the beautiful Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion. Holiday crafts, festive music and breakfast that includes pancakes, bacon, fruit, coffee, hot chocolate and juice. Children will get a surprise visit from the big man himself and can get their picture taken with him. $9 for ages 15 and up, $6 for ages 1–14. Register today, this family program is almost sold out.

Ski Sundown

Registration is open for the Wells Road/ Middle School/High School after school ski/snowboard program. Sign up soon, space is limited.

Youth Basketball Program

NOW is the time to register your child (grades K-8) for the Granby Recreational Basketball Program. Games are scheduled for Saturdays and practices are held for grades 2–8 once a week. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Register today at Cost $125pp.

Party or Event Planning

Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The Salmon Brook Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates fill fast. Call to get more information or visit to see pictures and rental info.