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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Daphne Shinder, Recreation Supervisor

Terri Ziemnicki, Program Supervisor

Telephone: 860-653-8947 

Website: is accessible 24/7 for program information and registration

For all programs held indoors, face masks will be worn and social distancing will be in place.

Children’s Programs

Salmon Brook Park Day Camp and Mission Adventure: A summer day camp program for ages 6–14, committed to serving your child’s needs. 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 participate in exciting special events, and see spectacular entertainers. Children are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age-appropriate. Register by May 1 and save $10/child/week.

Many new summer programs have been added, so visit the website for a complete listing, with more to come.

Kids Craft Series, Sew Your Own Pillow Case: Saturday, March 13, 2–4 p.m. Kids in grades 5–12 learn how easy it is to sew your own pillow case using your sewing machine. Fabric will be provided. We’ll outline and go through the assembly process step-by-step and then sew. This is a great project to make for others too. Bring your sewing machine ready with white bobbin, thread and regular needle. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Fee: $25pp.

Adult Programs

Craft Class Series, Sunflower Wreath: Saturday, March 6, 2–4 p.m. Get into the “zing” of spring by creating this beautiful eye-catching sunflower wreath. Using colored burlap and a wire form you will fold and secure the petals to make a picture perfect flower that never requires watering. All supplies will be provided—you just bring your sunny self. Wreath is approximately 20” wide. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Fee: $45pp.

Yoga with Rachel Little: Drop In on Saturdays, 10–11 a.m., and on Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. A yoga practice in the park appropriate for all levels of experience. A yoga experience incorporating breath, balance, flexibility, focus and fun. Rachel will lead the group through movements and yoga postures both standing and down on the mat that build strength, balance and mobility while encouraging relaxation and release. Bring a yoga mat, blanket/towel and water. Optional items: yoga blocks and strap. All fitness levels welcome. Come be a part of this fun class and great workout. Due to state health guidelines during the pandemic, the class limit is 10 people and social distancing will be in place. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Fee: $15pp per class.

Yoga for Strength with Laura Fetzer-Seger: Drop in on Mondays 8–9 a.m. Develop strength and flexibility with this more challenging dynamic flow, integrating movement and breath with sun salutations, twists, back bends and core strengthening with an emphasis on proper alignment. Combine this with the cultivation of inner peace and the mindfulness of breath awareness. A complete practice for sure. Modifications always offered. Listening to your body always encouraged. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Fee: $15pp per class.

Pawsitive Steps Dog Training Beginners Class: Tuesdays, March 1–April 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join well-known certified dog trainer Kim Michalewicz for this great introductory seven-week course to learn how to effectively communicate with your best friend. Learn to socialize your dogs to a variety of situations. Learn about normal canine behavior and problem solving techniques to help your dog fit into the human world. Appropriate household behavior, handler attention, basic obedience and coming when called will be covered. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Fee: $170pp.

Plan your Party or Special Event with Granby Rec

Have your next family or other private event at SBP 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 the 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 for more information or visit to see pictures and rental info.