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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park. Open 24/7 at GranbyRec.com.

Telephone: 860-653-8947 

Website: GranbyRec.com 

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.

Summer camp and program registration now open

Summer Day Camp at Salmon Brook Park, Mission Adventure and a ton of other awesome adventures await you with Granby Recreation’s lineup of summer programs. From baseball, basketball and volleyball to softball, field hockey and tennis—there’s something for everyone!

Swimming at Salmon Brook Park

Opening Day is Sunday, June 9. Opens for weekdays and weekends beginning Saturday, June 15.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: 12–4 p.m.

Season Passes: $85 for a family, $40 for an individual pass

Daily Admittance: Adults $5, Youth (2-17) and Seniors $4

Granby’s Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

Saturday, July 13, 12:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. $15 pre-sale, $20 at the gate. A day of great music under the Granby sky. Come out and dance to the fiddle playing, banjo picking and foot-stomping music while savoring the Food Truck creations, shopping crafts, and enjoying Thomas Hooker Brewery beverages. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs.

One-Week Summer Camps

Visit GranbyRec.com for a complete listing of one-week summer camp programs including Art-Ventures, Incrediflix Summer Movie Making, Junior Chef, Band Camp, Flag Football, Field Hockey Skills Camp, Rock Wall Camp, Softball Camp, Soccer Camp, Volleyball Camp, Running Club and a ton of other activities to keep your children busy all summer long!

Pickleball Anyone?

Swing the paddle playing one of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong; it is played on a badminton-sized court with a hard paddle and plastic ball. Granby Recreation is looking to start a pickleball program. For more information contact Granby Recreation at 860-653-8947.

Lunchtime Walkers Club

Tuesdays, 12-12:45 p.m. Salmon Brook Park House. Being active is the secret to staying healthy, and walking is an easy and inexpensive way to get moving. Join the walkers club and come walk every Tuesday at the beautiful Salmon Brook Park during the lunch time hour. We will stay on the pavement and walk around the park for 45 minutes of fitness, conversation and fun. We can all motivate each other at this weekly scheduled walk. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Dress for the weather. This free program will run through the spring. Registration is required.

Youth and Adult Tennis Programs

Tennis lessons are geared to the beginner and intermediate youth player. Summer youth tennis lessons are instructed by Kevin Imbt, GMHS tennis team coach. Participants should bring an appropriately-sized racquet, lots of water, towel and sneakers. The two-week lesson programs are held Mondays through Thursdays and Fridays will be used to make up lessons cancelled due to heavy rain, etc. Lessons are held at the Salmon Brook Park Tennis Courts. Don’t delay, lessons fill quickly.

Counselor-In-Training Summer Program

Granby camp staff, along with our camp director, will provide teens aged 14 and 15 with leadership skills and how to work with children. CITs will build self-confidence and learn how to make decisions, independently and as a team, and how to manage responsibility. CITs get to enjoy the same activities they loved as campers, too. The 4-week program is an intensive, hands-on training experience. Participants must commit to a minimum of any four weeks. One-week sessions run June 17 through Aug. 16, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., held at Salmon Brook Park. $125pp for any 4 weeks, $250pp for all 9 weeks. Fee includes T-shirt and field trips.

Time Out For Tea

Wednesday, June 5, 9–10 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Come meet with your Granby Recreation staff to enjoy a cup of tea and a conversation on various health and wellness issues such as essential oils, skin care, relaxation and aromatherapy, starting a walking program and more. We will enjoy our tea, served in vintage teacups, in our Gathering Room in a fun and relaxing environment. Please join us for some delicious tea and inspiring conversation.

Bark and Dash Family and Dog 5K

Sunday, June 2, race kicks off at 10 a.m. Run or walk with your dog on Salmon Brook Park’s Beautiful 5K terrain. Prizes awarded for first dog to cross the finish line, best-dressed dog and oldest dog to finish the race. Pup treats available at the end. There will be a Dog Swim at noon at Salmon Brook Pond sponsored by the Dog Park Association. $10 pre-reg./$15 day of.

Family Movie Night: Transylvania 3

Saturday, June 8, movie begins at dusk, at Salmon Brook Park. Join the PTO and Parks and Rec for our Kickoff to Summer Movie Night. Before the movie, stop in at the mini Scholastic Book Fair located in the Park House and grab those summer reading books. In case of inclement weather, movie will be held indoors at Salmon Brook Park.

Baseball Camp

June 24–27, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. The Chris Corkum Camp is geared to emphasize skill development. The children, ages 7 to 12, are carefully guided through selected skill activities and drills culminating in team play. 

Videotaping is used where appropriate. Program includes individual and small group instruction in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, base running, physical conditioning and game strategy, with discussion of rules and regulations. Send your child with a glove, bat, hat, appropriate footwear, snack and lots of water. $135pp.

Bears Girls Basketball Camp

June 24–27, Monday through Thursday. Grades 1–4, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Grades 5–9, 12–3 p.m. Held at GMHS gym. GMHS assistant boys varsity basketball coach Curtis Field and his staff lead this popular instructional camp which will concentrate on fundamentals and individual and team development as well as help foster self-confidence in a fun atmosphere. Curriculum includes conditioning, drills, stations, plus team and individual competitions that will help players improve their ball handling, shooting, defense and rebounding. Participants should wear appropriate gym clothes and sneakers and bring a ball and a water bottle. All receive a camp t-shirt. Fee $120pp.

Tiny and Mini Hawk: Basketball and Soccer Camp

June 24–27, Monday through Thursday. Ages 3 and 4, 8:30– 9:15 a.m., fee $79pp. Ages 4–7, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., fee $129pp. Held at Ahren’s Park. Basketball and soccer are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans. Staff members are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes. 

Adult and Child Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Tuesday, June 25, 6–7:30 p.m. Held at Salmon Brook Park House. Prepare to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. $95pp. 

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Thursday, June 27, 6–8 p.m. Held at Salmon Brook Park House. Designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, children and infants. BLS is the foundation CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a two-year Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history. $90pp. 

Simsbury Farms

Golf passes are available to Granby residents. For a season pass to Simsbury Farms, visit GranbyRec.com. 

Plan your party or special event 

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 so call to get more information or visit the web site to see pictures and rental info.