Tel:  (401) 466-3223 (Office)      

Fax:  (401) 466-3219


Recreation Director:         

Robbie Closter

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?:      3/18/2014: Spring & Summer Program Information Updates!!

Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information

Block Island Triathlon
               Register Now 
               Triathlon Registration Info 
               Triathlon Map and Transition Map 
               Race Instructions 
         Shad Bloom 10K Trail Run
               Register Now 
               Shad Bloom Trail Map   

Program Registration 
         Program Registration Information   
         Program Registration Form   
         Spring / Summer Program Guide  
         Pitch Hit and Run 
         Rikers April Soccer Clinic     

Program Schedules
         Recreation Center Registration 

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Facilities Use Application Package

Fred Benson Town Beach Information

Triathlon Registration Info

Triathlon Map

Triathlon Transition Map

Triathlon Race Instructions

Shad Bloom Trail Run Map

2014 Spring Program Registration Form

2014 Spring Program Guide

Pitch Hit and Run Registration

Rikers Soccer Clinic

Gymnastics Waiver Form

Recreation Center Registration

Program Registration Information

Recreation Center Schedule & Registration

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