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?:   

     June 1, 2016
     ** Registration for Summer Sports Leagues is now open!
See below under Program Registrations for details.            

     May 17, 2016
     ** We are offering a Motorcycle Safety Course June 11th and 12th
          June 3rd Update:  CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL!
          Cost is $150.00. Registration   deadline is May 31st.
          See below under Program Registration for Registration Form.
  February 26, 2016
            accepting applications for Lifeguards, Managers, and Rental
            Personnel.  Housing is available for some positions. 
            Employment application available on the Employment Opportunities
Contact Recreation Office for position details!
            For more information on how to become certified as a lifeguard, as well
            as State certification requirements, click below:
               For available lifeguard certification classes, click onthe follwing links:

     **  We are seeking sponsors for the Shad Bloom and Triathlon Races
Details Here -->   Race Sponsorship            

    February 12, 2016
     **  Registration open for Little League and Summer Camps!
Registration open for the Triathlon, Saturday, August 6th

           See details, maps and register below under Events !
        Triathlon Fun!
        Triathlon Fun!!

Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information

Triathlon ----->  Register here on
                                   Triathlon Race Map

Program Registration
         2016 Spring/Summer Program Guide - revised 3/23/2016
         Program Registration Information   

Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

         Little League Registration 
         Motorcycle Safety Course Registration - CLASS POSTPONED UNTIL FALL
         Summer Sports Leagues Registration

Program Schedules       

Summer Camps  (Registration Now Open!)
         Champion Baseball
         Riker Lacrosse Clinic
         Mini Kickers
         Aspire Baskteball
         Camp Mohegan

 ~ 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

2016 Spring/Summer Program Guide

2016 Little Leauge Registration

Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

Baseball Camp Registration

Lacrosse Clinic Registration

Mini Kickers Registration

Soccer Camp Registration

Race Sponsorship Request

Camp Mohegan Registration

2016 Shad Bloom Registration

Shad Bloom Race Map

Triathlon Race Map

2016 Gymnastics Registration

Aspire Basketball Registration

Motorcycle Safety Class

Summer Sports Leagues Registration

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Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007