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)

Chris Barbagallo
Assistant to the Director

2018 Summer Camp Programs Available
is now accepting applications for their Summer programs.

The Summer Program, Camp Green Mountain, provided by the Berkshire Y at the Bennington Recreation Center is accepting applications for camp. This is the second year of this relationship between the Town and the Berkshire Y.  We are looking forward to a great summer. The program runs from July 2 until August 24, Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 4:30 PM. and is for grades 1-8. For more information, contact Kathy Mancini at or call 413-663-6529, ext. 245.

Camp Green Mountain is located at the Bennington Recreation Center, 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT.

Click below for the flyer:
Camp Green Mountain Flyer
Frequently Asked Questions

The Bennington Recreation Center is selling discounted tickets to Great Escape,
Six Flags New England and Bromley Adventure Park.

Great Escape: $40.00 Six Flags: $40.00 Bromley Adventure Park $35.00
Money Orders ONLY payable to V.R.P.A. for exact amount will be accepted.
Tickets may be purchased anytime.

For questions or more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 802-442-1053

Related Links:

Summer Pool Schedule – June 25 – August 24, 2018
Summer 2018 Swim Lessons
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


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



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.