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Director of Parks and Recreation: Kristine Vincent, CPRP

Recreation Supervisor: Daphne Shinder

Program Supervisor: Terri Ziemnicki

Telephone: 860-653-8947



Junk in your Trunk Community Tag Sale: Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.Join us for our first-ever Junk in your Trunk Community Tag Sale. Register to sell early because space is limited. We are coordinating with an outside company to come at the end of the event to pick up any items that didn’t sell and that you would like to donate.

Junk in your Trunk is essentially a parking lot full of cars with folks selling their unwanted treasures and items they no longer use. Shoppers get all the fun of browsing and buying these items with the convenience of it all being in one spot.

Each parking space is $25, and you can register for more than one if you have lots of stuff. To shop at the Trunk Sale, all you have to do is show up at Salmon Brook Park. Admission is free for shoppers of all ages. Because the event is out in the open air and sunshine, it should be relatively low risk, but please follow local health guidelines in place at time of the event. It’s best to bring cash as some individuals may not have a way to accept cards and it would be a bummer to miss out on something great. Most importantly, whether you are buying or selling, come ready to have fun.

Sunset Concert Series: Saturdays, July 9, 16 and 23, in Salmon Brook Park.Gates open at 3 p.m., music ends at 8:30 p.m. Utilizing the huge main field at Salmon Brook Park and Bandshell, the site offers the opportunity to spread out with your blankets and chairs. Bring what you need to spend a wonderful afternoon at the park while enjoying some exciting summer music. Dogs are welcome but bring their pooper scooper and leash. We look forward to a great community event with all the music, dancing, fun, food, and beverages you could ever want. Tickets available on website.

July 9: Adam Ezra Group; opener, Atlas Gray

July 16: Tusk; opener, Hot Acoustic

July 23: Max Creek; opener, The Kings


Mission: Adventure: Monday–Friday, June 20–Aug. 12 (choose your weeks), 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. Extended care is available.The area’s most popular day camp for students in grades 6-9. We know that kids this age don’t always think it’s cool to go summer camp…until they have been here. Mission: Adventure will have the campers traveling to exciting destinations three days every week and spending the other two days onsite adventuring right here at Salmon Brook Park. They will be participating in scavenger hunts, team building activities, sports, swimming and more. Field trips include Sonny’s Place, New England Disc Golf, DEEP Fishing Trip, Lessard Lanes, NOMADS Adventure Quest, Powder Ridge, Brownstone, Mill Pond Park Newington, Quassy Amusement Park.

Call or check website for fee.

Salmon Brook Park Day Camp: Monday–Friday, June 20–Aug., 12 (choose your weeks), 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park.A summer day camp program for grades 1 to 5, 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, 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. We love to see as many smiling faces each week as possible, but late sign ups make it difficult for the staff to plan activities, and to make sure there are enough supplies for crafts projects and special events, so please register early. $225/week.

Camp Counselor-In-Training Program: Monday-Friday, June 20-Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park.Our program is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions such as camp counselors. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills. Granby camp staff, along with the camp director, provide your young teen with leadership skills and how to work with children. CITs will build self-confidence and learn how to make decisions, both independently and as a team, and how to manage responsibility for themselves and for others. CITs get to enjoy the same activities they loved as campers, too. The program is an intensive, hands-on training experience that gives teen campers valuable insight into the role of a camp counselor. CITs must be willing to commit the required energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude to all aspects of the training program. Applicants must be at least 14 years old at the start of their CIT session. $135 for any 4 weeks; $260 for all 8 weeks.

One Week Sport and Enrichment Camps: Granby Rec has a ton of one week summer sport and enrichment camps…volleyball, baseball, soccer, tennis and much, much more. Visit the website for a complete listing. Register quickly, these camps always fill up!


Yoga for Strength: Mondays or Fridays, 8-9 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. 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. Modifications always offered. Taught by Laura Fetzer-Seger. $100/session, $15 drop-in fee.

Gentle Flow Yoga: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room.Join Rachel Little for an easy-to-follow yoga practice. We will combine deep breathing with basic yoga poses to build strength and flexibility, to energize the body and to improve posture and confidence. Modifications are offered as building blocks or to accommodate past injury. After warming the major muscle groups, deeper poses and stretches are offered, using support when appropriate. We will also build community as we reconnect to ourselves and others in a safely spaced, friendly and accepting environment. $100/session, $15 drop-in fee.

Pawsitive Steps Dog Training: Beginner classes on Sundays, May 1-June 19, 4-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, May 4-June 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room.New sessions begin every 6 weeks. Join well-known certified dog trainer Kim Michalewicz for an introductory seven-week course to learn how to effectively communicate with your best friend. Time will be spent learning to socialize your dogs to a variety of situations. Learn about normal canine behavior and how to problem solve to help your dog fit into the human world. Appropriate household behavior, handler attention, basic obedience and coming when called will be covered. Open to all dogs. There is no prerequisite for this class. $170/7-week course. For the Intermediate Classes, please speak with Michalewicz prior to registering so that she can ensure class is appropriate for your dog. 860-614-6625 or

Scrapbooking Spring Weekend/Crafting Event: Friday, May 13, 1-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion.Join fellow enthusiasts for the weekend and leave your supplies set up overnight in the secure facility. Water and soda will be provided, please feel free to bring your own food or other beverage. There will be demonstrations and classes. Enjoy fun crafting with fellow crafters. Contact Cheryl Bliss at with any questions. $25 Friday, $40 Saturday, $60 both days.


Boston Red Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway: Friday, July 29.We are lucky to have seats in right field boxes #87 and #88 for this game (under the retired numbers in right field). The deluxe motorcoach will leave the Granby Town Hall parking lot at 3:15 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game start time. $139pp.

New York City: Saturday, July 11. The day in the city is on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop—use your imagination. The usual drop-off points in the City are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. $48pp.