Tel:  (401) 466-3223 (Office)      

Fax:  (401) 466-3219


Recreation Director:         

David Sniffen

Recreation Assistant:    
Cindy Lemon
Office Hours:   
Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Other Important Telephone Numbers:
 Recreation Department Cell Phone: 401-641-1540
 Fred Benson Town Beach: 466-7717                                         

Basketball CourtRecreational activities are extremely important for all elements of society.  Development of confidence, social skills, and cooperation among participants are some of the benefits derived from involvement with recreation opportunities.  In a changing, highly technical and stressful society, recreational activities assist in the relief of stress and the promotion of health.

PlaygroundThe primary responsibility for providing recreational programs and facilities lies with the Recreation Department.  The New Shoreham Recreation Department has evolved since its full time establishment in 1996.  Over the past decade it has created a foundation to serve this community.

Beach TentThe department has been established full time since 1996 to provide programs, services and facilities for our community.  It is responsible for all recreational functions, facilities, activities, assets and resources within the town not under the school department.  We offer programs and activities on an annual basis for all ages.

The department strives to be self sufficient through fees, grants, and donations.  Roughly 80% of our budget is funded through these means.  The remainder of the budget is funded through taxes. 

Mission Statement 
The Town of New Shoreham Recreation Department is dedicated to the provisions of leisure and active recreation programming that will promote the general health, welfare and personal development of the citizens of the Block Island Community by providing enriching recreation experiences and quality facilities.

Rhode Island Recreation and Parks Association
New England Park Association
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

 What's New?:   

     February 15, 2017
     ** Registration open for 2017 Camp Mohegan!
     Download registration information and form below.

     January 25, 2017
     **  Summer Employment!   
The Town is accepting applications for Camp Mohegan and Fred Benson Town
     Beach positions for the 2017 season.  This includes: (1) Camp Counselors,
     Rental Personnel and Beach House Managers and (2) Ceritified Life Guard
     positions that include seasonal housing.  Contact the Recreation Dept. at for more info.  Applications are available on
     the Employment Opportunities page and at Town Hall.  Application must be
     submitted by April 30, 2017.

Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information

         Ski Trip Registration

Program Registration

2016 Fall/Winter Program Guide rev. 12/6/2016
         2016 Fall Program Enrollment Form
Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

         Motorcycle Safety Course Registration
         Recreation Youth Basketball Registration
         Bradford Trowt Basketball Registration
  2017 Camp Mohegan Registration

Youth Basketball Teams and Calendar
Youth Basketball Teams
         Youth Basketball Calendar     

Spring Karate
        Spring Karate Registration
      Spring Karate Schedule

 ~ Download Forms and Documents Above or Below (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):  Get Adobe Reader

Facilities Use Application Package

Fred Benson Town Beach Information

Program Registration Information

Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

Race Sponsorship Request

Narragansett Soccer League Registration

2016 Fall/Winter Program Guide - rev. 12/6/2016

Fall Program Enrollment Form

Hunter Safety Course Registration Form

Motorcycle Safety Class

Recreation Youth Basketball

Bradford Trowt Basketball

Ski Trip Registration Form

Youth Basketball Teams

Youth Basketball Calendar

Karate Announcement

Karate Registration

Karate Schedule Session I

Bow Hunter Safety Course Registration

2017 Camp Mohegan Brochure

Spring Karate Registration

Spring Karate Schedule

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