February 2018
February brings the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, and President's Day. It also offers the occasional taste of springtime weather. We have several programs that begin this month and we have plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check them out below!

Also this month the process of replacing the Hollow Park Playground begins!!  We will be dismantling the old one in February, weather permitting, preparing the ground in March with the hope of installing the new playground in April for a Grand Opening in May!  We are excited to be able to donate the old playground to "Kids Around The World" who re assembles  them in areas affected by war, poverty, disease or natural disasters.  If you have any time on Saturday February 24th to volunteer to help dismantle the playground, please give us a call or email us at!

Once the playground is removed in February, weather permitting, we will prepare the area for the new playground in March, and the installation of the new playground is due to take place in April with a Grand Opening in May.  Watch out for updates, the new playground is on its way!

As weather can be unpredictable, please check our website  for all of the up-to-date information regarding all of our programs.  In the event of any changes to programs (including rain dates), our website will have the current class make-up and cancellation information!  If you're not sure, you can always call our office or email us at the information below. 

WOW (What's On in Woodbury) is continuing to bring you events, offered completely FREE of charge! For updates about all things WOW, please visit WOW's website, If you would like to receive the WOW newsletter, please email

Thank you for your continued support in keeping Woodbury a clean, happy and beautiful place to live and play! If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please feel free to call 203-263-3113 or email

Woodbury Parks & Recreation
What's New This Month
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Saturday February 24th 
to  dismantle 
Hollow Park Playground.

Please Join Us and Kids Around The World to remove our Hollow Park playground so it can
be re-installed in a place affected by war, disease, poverty or natural disaster.

Call (203) 263 3113 or email to pick a time slot and volunteer your time

Time Slots:

9:00 am   -    11:00 am
11:00 am  -   1:00 pm
1:00 pm    -   3:00 pm
3:00 pm    -   5:00 pm

No Skills Required just a willingness to help!
Community Listings:  

We love to include information about as many community 'happenings' as we can, but space is limited in this newsletter.

 For a complete listing of what is happening in Woodbury please visit the town's calendar .

Volleyball for High School Girls and Adult Women
Thursdays,  6:00 - 7:30 PM
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Woodbury Middle School Gym

HS girls and adult women, here is your chance to make a positive difference in your volleyball skills and knowledge. High school players with a minimum of JV, club, or varsity volleyball experience and adult women with some organized league experience are eligible to train with Coach Fred Raymond. Coach Raymond holds a CT coaching certificate and has a background that includes  12 years as a  Head girl's coach  at the high school level , boy's high school coach, CT Juniors club experience as a head boys coach having won a New England U17 championship, founder and director of Performance Volleyball clinics, as well as training players at the D1, D2, and D3 college levels. He has also trained a past Regional Alternate to the USA boy's national team. Coach Raymond has been involved in the sport since 1975 as a player, coach, referee, and league organizer and clinician.

Click here to register!
Men's Drop In Basketball
Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
See schedule details on website
Mitchell Elementary School Gym (through 3/12)
Woodbury Middle School Gym (beginning 3/19)


Love basketball or just keeping fit? Then this is the night for you! There is no fee, but please register so that we may be able to contact you with changes in facility, cancellations etc.

Safe Boating One Day Class
Saturday,  2/17 or 3/31
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Parks and Rec House

A complete, updated safe boating certification course taught in one (8 hour) day. This class includes the newest requirement for towing skiers & tubes. Successful completion will allow the student to purchase a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation with Waterski endorsement, which enables them to operate any recreational vessel up to 65 feet in length, with some age restrictions for younger operators. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and over.

Summer Camp Employment 
Application Deadline: March 16th

Woodbury Parks & Recreation will be accepting applications for the following summer positions:
  • Camp Counselors, (16 yrs. old and up)
  • Counselors-in-training, un-paid (15 yrs.)

Applications can be returned by email to or by mail to:
Woodbury Parks and Recreation
281 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
Tuesdays, February 6 and 13
  Woodbury Middle School Gym
  8:00 - 9:00 pm
  Open to all in High School,
 Boys and Girls


Drop In Volleyball
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Woodbury Middle School Gym

Haven't played for a while but would like to? Maybe you have never played before but would like to give it a try? This program is for everyone who would like to get some exercise while having fun playing volleyball. This group would adhere to a clear set of rules (modified USVBA rules) and would expect clean play and competition. Register and join anytime during the season.

Girls Volleyball for Beginners
Thursdays,  6:00 - 7:30 PM
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Woodbury Middle School Gym

Girls, here is your chance to make a difference in your volleyball career. Middle school girls with little to no experience will train with Coach Sandy, learning individual and team skills to prepare you for high school tryouts. Coach Sandy is a CT high school certified coach, high school assistant coach and Captain of Team CT volleyball team.

Pomperaug Lacrosse
Open to Woodbury Residents
Registraion Now Open until March 1st

Open for girls and boys in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Free Movie Friday
Friday, February 23
6:30 PM
Woodbury Senior Community Center  

As always there is no admission but a suggested donation of a non perishable food item or toiletry to assist the Woodbury Food Bank would be appreciated!

Bring a blanket, a pillow, wear your pjs, and come enjoy the movie!