Parks & Recreation

Y WoodsBennington Parks & Recreation
Bennington Recreation Center
655 Gage Street
P.O. Box 469
Bennington, VT 05201
Recreation Center: 802-442-1053

Administrative Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (facility hours vary by season and location – call for more information)

Branch Director – Kayla Becker
Aquatics and Membership Director – Morgan M. Flynn
Health & Wellness Director – Taylor Haynes

Director- Jessica Rumlow

Rec Center - Smaller Willow Park - Smaller Stark St. Playground - Smaller
Recreation Center Play Area
Gage Street, Bennington, VT
Willow Park / Leonard J. Black Memorial Park
East Road, Bennington, VT
Stark Street Playground
Stark Street, Bennington, VT









Bennington Y Woods, Morgan Street


NEW: Regional Bennington Recreation Map PDF with clickable links embedded.

Related Links:

Management Agreement between Town of Bennington and Berkshire Family YMCA

Full of Possibilities – Berkshire Family YMCA and The Bennington Recreation Center 2019

Pulse Meeting Flyer – February 26th, 2020

Bennington Rec Fitness Schedule

Morning Schedule
Afternoon Schedule

Swim Lessons

Pool Etiquette

Effective June 1, 2019 there will be a reservation fee of $5.00 per hour for non-members of the Recreation Center for the Tennis/Pickleball Courts.  This is ONLY for reservations.  Since these are public courts, people choosing to just stop by may use them free of charge if there are open courts.  Without reserving, patrons understand that they may not be able to access or be asked to leave if someone arrives with a reservation slip. Reservations may be made at the Recreation Center by calling 802-442-1053.

Vermont State Parks – website

Vermont Recreation and Parks Association – website

Bennington Recreation Center Hours of Operation

Summer (Apr 1 – Oct 31) Winter (Nov 1 – Mar 31)
Monday 6am – 8:45pm 6am – 8:30pm
Tuesday 8am – 8:45pm 8am – 8:30pm
Wednesday 6am – 8:45pm 6am – 8:30pm
Thursday 8am – 8:45pm 8am – 8:30pm
Friday 6am – 8:45pm 6am – 8:30pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Sunday Closed 1pm – 5pm

Bennington Recreation Center Membership Rates

The Bennington Recreation “Rec” Center is a municipally funded facility that relies on the members for supplemental support.

Residents   Non-Residents   Daily Fees  
Youth (Year) $26.00 Youth (Year) $92.00 Adult $5.00
Adult (Year) $67.00 Adult (Year) $206.00 Youth $3.00
Adult (6 Mon) $52.00 Adult (6 Mon) $154.00 Sauna $2.00
Adult (3 Mon) $36.00 Adult (3 Mon) $123.00 Shower $1.00
Family (Year) $108.00 Family (Year) $275.00
Family (6 Mon) $62.00 Family (6 Mon) $180.00
Sr. Citizen (Year) $62.00 Sr. Citizen (Year) $175.00
Sr. Family (Year) $103.00 Sr. Family (Year) $230.00



Lake Shaftsbury State ParkLake Shaftsbury State Park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd.
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262
Open for day use: 10:00 AM – Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend

Woodford State ParkWoodford State Park
142 State Park Road
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Open for day use: 10:00 AM – Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day weekend – Columbus Day weekend

Emerald State ParkEmerald State Park
65 Emerald Lake Lane
East Dorset, Vermont 05253
Open for day use: 10:00 AM – Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day weekend – Columbus Day weekend

Lake ParanLake Paran
Houghton Road
North Bennington, VT 05257
Swim, boat, fish and have fun at Lake Paran.