Tel:  (401) 466-3223 (Office)      

Fax:  (401) 466-3219


Recreation Director:         

David Sniffen

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

Other Important Telephone Numbers:
 Recreation Center: 466-2130
 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?:   
January 29, 2016 
Adult Soccer (ages 16 and over) every Monday night from 8:30 - 10:30.
        Stop in the Rec Office, email or call to register. Cost: $20.00
        Continuing through May 2nd. 
  Come join the fun!!    

   **  Registration is now open for the:
           -->  Shad Bloom 10K Train Run, Saturday, May 14th
           -->  Triathlon, Saturday, August 6th
See details and register below under
Events !
        Triathlon Fun!
        Triathlon Fun!!

Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information

         Shad Bloom 10K Trail Run
----->  Registration Form         

                                                                  Register here on        
----->  Register here on

Program Registration
         Program Registration Information   

         2015 Fall/Winter Program Registration
         2015 Fall/Winter Program Guide (rev. 10/7/2015)
         Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

Program Schedules
         2016 Youth Basketball Schedules January - March

Summer Camps


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

Facilities Use Application Package

Fred Benson Town Beach Information

Gymnastics Waiver Form

Program Registration Information

2015 Fall/Winter Program Guide r2

2015 Fall/Winter Program Registration

2015 Recreation Center Registration & Schedule

2016 Youth Basketball Schedule Jan-Mar

2016 Shad Bloom Registration

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