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
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 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 GranbyRec.com for rental info.
Adult Rec basketball
Monday and Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m., at the high school. Pick-up games for two hours for those ages 18 and up. Granby residents have two options to pay: $80 (which comes out to only $2.58 per night) for both nights during the entire session or pay a $5 drop-in fee per night. Non-resident drop-in fee is $10 per night.
Holcomb Farm playgroup
Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m., at Holcomb Farm. Kids stay, you play at the big red barn at Holcomb Farm. Parents and caregivers can relax and enjoy adult conversation, while participating with their children to play, learn and explore a variety of fun activities. Infants enjoy soft toys and some tummy time together in the baby area, while toddlers and older children can participate in more physical activities like climbing, sliding, ride-on toys and a ball pit. $5 per day drop-in.
After School Writing Club
Mondays, Feb. 2–March 30, 3:20–4:20 p.m., at Wells Road School. Do you love to write? Is your imagination full of stories that you just can’t wait to share? Come join us at Creative Writing Club, a place that brings together students that love to write and wish they had more time to spend crafting stories. We will play writing games and create works from across genres including realistic fiction, fractured fairy tales, poetry and comics. Share your work in a supportive community, and watch each other to grow as writers. Fee: $85.
Yoga for all levels
Tuesdays, Feb. 25–March 31, 8:15–9:15 a.m., at Holcomb Farm. Join us for a mixed level yoga class. Start the day with this wonderful program to stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warm-up, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Perfect to help gain flexibility, balance, and strength. Fee: $65.
Beginner Spanish Classes
Mondays, March 9–May 4 (no April 13), 6–6:40 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. This is a beginner course with a strong emphasis on developing all four language skills. The focus in this class will be placed on speaking and listening activities using technology and real-world situations. The assignments will concentrate on reading and writing using authentic resources in order to explore Hispanic culture and history. All students will need to bring a pen or pencil, a composition notebook, lined paper and a folder. Instructor, Claudia Gonzalez, a Spanish teacher at Enfield high school. This program is for anyone ages 16 and up. Fee: $110.
Intermediate Spanish Classes
Mondays, March 9–May 4 (no April 13), 6:50–7:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Following the beginner course, students will continue to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) while advancing to learning and applying more complex grammatical structures (the preterit and the imperfect tense, as well as reflexive verbs). All content and activities will be studied using authentic resources and real-world situations in order to explore Hispanic culture and history. Students will need to bring a pen or pencil, a composition notebook, lined paper and a folder. Instructor, Claudia Gonzalez, a Spanish teacher at Enfield high school. Fee: $110.
After School Friendship Group
Thursdays, March 19–May 21 (no March 26 or April 16), 3:20–4:20 p.m., at Kelly Lane School. Come be a part of this fun group led by Cheryl Page, LMSW Kelly Lane Primary School Social Worker. Over the eight weeks, the children will learn skills on getting along with others, being a friend and being part of a social group. This program will teach students what a healthy friendship looks like, feels like and sounds like. Fee: $115.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 7, 9, 23 and 28 (each date is a separate class), 6:30–8:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Learn the basics of self-defense in a condensed class. The class incorporates a powerful comprehensive and integrated system that focuses on self-protection and what is effective on the street. Perfect opportunity for anyone—fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and friends—to learn what is effective against bullies, muggers, car jackers, kidnappers and rapists.
The workshop combines the first 12 core self-defense lessons into one 2-hour class. The class teaches: how to block, strike, punch, kick, and defend against common grabs and attacks, mimicking real life scenarios to help you escape. Does not involve martial arts fighting or sparring.
The instructor, Mr. Shulman, has over 30 years of defensive training in several systems and is a third degree black belt. Fee: $35/class.
Salmon Brook Park Day Camp
This traditional day camp fills each day with active games, special events, sports, arts and crafts, teamwork, group interaction and the wonders of nature. Salmon Brook Park has a playground, soccer fields, baseball fields, outdoor basketball hoops and picnic pavilions and tennis courts. Your child will have the opportunity to swim in Salmon Brook Park Pond, plus go on exciting field trips and see spectacular entertainers. All children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Camp is scheduled in one-week sessions to better meet you and your child’s needs. Need to get to work early or extend your child’s time at the camp? Check out the extended day program run by the Mission Adventure camp director.
All campers need to purchase a 2020 Salmon Brook Park Membership. The SBP membership price includes the camp discount and swimming privileges at the pond all summer long. Register by May 1 and save $10/child/week (discount will be taken at check out).