Tel:  (401) 466-3223 (Office)      

Fax:  (401) 466-3219


Recreation Director:         

David Sniffen

Recreation Assistant:    
Kimberly Cantone
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?:  

November 30th, 2021:  2021-2022 Youth Basketball - Download information and registration forms below!


Facilities Use Application Package 
Fred Benson Town Beach Information

        Recreation Center Schedule and Registration




         2022 Little League Registration

         2022 Little League Calendar 

Block Island Martial Arts

         2022 BIMA Dragons 

         2022 BIMA Youth 

 Summer Camps

         Camp Mohegan

         2022 Summer Performing Arts Camp 


Sports Camps

         1 on 1 Basketball Camp
         Mini Kickers Camp         
         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

2022 Little League Calendar

Race Sponsorship Request

2022 Soccer Camp Reg

2022 - 1 on 1 Basketball Reg

2022 Little League Registration

2022 Mini Kickers

Mini-Kickers Registration

Soccer Camp Registration

2021-2022 Youth Basketball Registration

2021-2022 Youth Basketball COVID Restrictions

2021-2022 Youth Basketball Calendar

2022 BIMA Dragons

2022 BIMA Youth

2022 Camp Mohegan Registration

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