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?:   

      March 19, 2018
     ** 2018 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
View/download below. 

Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information


        2017-2018 Fall/Winter Program Catalog    
        2017-2018 Fall/Winter Program Enrollment Form
  2017-2018 Recreation Center Schedule and Registration
Winter Indoor Soccer Registration Form    

Summer Sports Camps 2018
         One on One Basketball Camp
         Champion Baseball Camp
         BI Soccer Camp
         Mini-Kickers Soccer Camp

 ~ 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

Race Sponsorship Request

Motorcycle Safety Class

2017 Gymnastics Registration

2017 Gymnastics Waiver

2017 Rec Center Registration/Schedule

2018 Champion Baseball Camp

2018 BI Soccer Camp

2017 Fall/Winter Program Catalog

2017 Fall Program Enrollment Form

2017 Indoor Soccer Registration

2017 Youth Basketball Registration

2018 Ski Trip Registration

2018 Ski Trip Itinerary

2018 One on One Basketball Camp

2018 Mini Kickers Soccer Camp

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