May 2018
Spring seems to have finally arrived here in Woodbury!  Sunshine and warmer temperatures mean more outdoor activities! We've got several programs beginning this month, and summer camp is just around the corner. Be sure to sign up by June 1st to avoid the late fee. The month closes out with the Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 27th.

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
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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 .

Saturday, May 19th
3:00 PM
You're invited to join us for the grand opening of the new Hollow Park Playground.
Let Your Yoga Dance
Wednesdays, starting 5/2
7:15 - 8:15 AM or 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall

Let Your Yoga Dance ®  i s an amazing Chakra Fusion! A joy-filled power dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance ®  is for every single body and wonderful for all ages. 

Thursdays, starting 5/3
9:15 - 10:15 AM
Mondays, starting 5/7
6:15 - 7:15 PM
Old Town Hall

Kripalu Vinyasa  moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement both energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, hip openers, forward bends, twists, back bends, arm balances, inversions and restorative postures. The benefits include strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.

My Grown Up & Me
Tuesdays, starting 5/15
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Rec House

Come paint, shimmy, paste, and squish your way through a variety of creative projects with The Clever Crayon! Moms, Dads and caregivers will meet new friends and create lasting memories while making hand-print animals and crepe paper collage, exploring sensory materials, reading, singing and so much more! Watch your child build fine motor and social skills in a safe, imaginative and fun filled environment. We can't wait to see you there!

Yoga Art
Tuesdays, starting 5/15
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Rec House

In this artistically-active class, children will enjoy creating a unique and seasonal art project followed by theme related yoga movement, music and games. The perfect way to break up the day!

Job Opportunity:  Pomperaug Youth Conservation Corps Crew Members

Deadline: May 15

Crew members work outdoors as a team to enhance natural areas in the Pomperaug Watershed communities.  This might include maintaining trails and bridges in parks, constructing rain gardens, improving riparian habitat, removing invasive species, mitigating soil erosion, and more.
Crew members are selected through a competitive application process to work under a trained leadership team. Members must be willing to meet the mental and physical challenges of working in the outdoors by demonstrating maturity, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. A commitment to the environment and to their local communities is essential. 
Pomperaug Valley Garden Club Plant Sale
Hollow Park
Saturday, May 19
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Link Up to Health: A Project of PPHC
Link Up to Health is a wellness resource for residents of Southbury, Woodbury and Oxford to link everyone up to healthy eating and active living opportunities in the Pomperaug Partners for Health Coalition community. To learn more, visit Facebook.

Summer Camp Registration
Save $30 by registering before June 1st!

Grades K-6

Come and spend the day with your friends while enjoying games, crafts, sport, drama, theme days, talent shows, and much more.  

All children are grouped by grade and all activities are age appropriate. Camp is for children entering Kindergarten to grade 6 in the fall. Camp will be held at the Mitchell School from 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays we are at Hollow Park for five weeks. You may choose any number of weeks you like. 

Grades 7-9

Monday through Thursday, a different trip every day!

Meet in the Middle School Parking lot and board a bus at 9:00am for a different destination each day. Return around 3pm depending on the trip, sometimes later. Some of those destinations are: Escape 101, Lake Compounce, Brownstone Discovery Park, and more! Please note: Week Two: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesday - July 4)

Almost there! 
We hope you'll come out to see the finished playground at the grand opening!
Pilates Mat
Tuesdays, starting 5/1
9:00 AM
Old Town Hall

Pilates Mat  focuses on strengthening and lengthening key muscles of the pelvis, ribcage, shoulder girdle, spine, back and abdominals.  Its benefits include a healthier back, stronger pelvic floor, increased bone density, greater postural awareness, better breathing, stronger core and greater flexibility.

Pickleball for Adults
Mondays & Wednesdays, beginning May 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodbury Middle School Tennis Courts (If raining, it is cancelled)

Pickleball is here in Woodbury! This sport has been described as a that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, it is fun and energizing, haven't heard of it? Heard of it but don't know how to play? That's ok, we will have an instructor so come and find out what pickleball is all about.

Co-Ed Basketball
Tuesdays, starting 5/22
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Hollow Park

Love basketball or just keeping fit? Then this is the night for you! Residents only. Ages 18-25. $5 to register for the program. Runs until August 28th.

Science & Art
Wednesdays, starting 5/9
2:45 - 3:45 PM
Mitchell Elementary School

This class will combine the wonderful world of science with the creative world of art! We will do a variety of experiments and turn them into works of art! Projects include erupting volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar, magnetic slime, milk art and more! Children with enjoy exploring various reactions, textures, and color mixing while socializing and learning with friends old and new!

The Haven String Quartet
Sunday, May 6th at 4:00 PM
Friends of the Senior Center Concert
At the Woodbury Senior Community Center

Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 27
2:00 PM
Line up at Woodbury Middle School
Parade on Route 6 ending at Cannon Green


Please join us for marching in the annual Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 PM. To register, please fill out and submit this form by May 11th. Thank you!

Connecticut Trails Weekend

Trolley Bed Preserve

Saturday, June 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Trolley Bed Preserve

Try something new this CT Trails. Explore the world of orienteering in one of Woodbury's newest parks. This program is being led by an Eagle Scout, Jared Niedermeyer from BSA Troop 54, and his fellow scouts. They will lead you through the fundamentals of orienteering on a course they set out in this preserve. Or if you just feel like taking a hike, come and enjoy the natural beauty of this preserve, explore new trails and catch a glimpse of its natural wildlife!

Flanders Nature Center

Saturday, June 2
10:00am - 12:00pm
Whittemore Sanctuary

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust's 700+ acre property includes 8 miles of diverse, interlocking trails. This loop hike will begin west on White Trail and climbs some hills. Hikers will have options to return by a shorter or longer self-guided loop. The leader will point out appropriate intersections for either choice. Maps will be available. Hiking boots recommended for wet spots near the Bog. Heavy rain, stormy conditions cancel (Last minute updates at