Parks & Recreation

Y WoodsBennington Parks & Recreation

Bennington Community Center (Rec. Center)

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

Branch Director – Kayla Becker
Health & Wellness Director – Taylor Haynes
Director- Jessica Rumlow

Administrative Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Facility Hours:
Monday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Bennington Community Center (Rec. Center) – Berkshire Family YMCA – Schedules

December 2021 Pool Schedule

December 2021 Fitness Schedule

December 2021 Youth Sports

November 2021 Pool Schedule

November 2021 Fitness Schedule

Pavilion Reservations
The Upper Pavilion on East Road and Lower (Jim Ross) Pavilion both located at Willow Park may be rented for private functions by calling the Bennington Town Office at 802-442-1037.  If you do not have a reservation you may be asked to leave by the reserved group. 


 

The Bennington Community Center is is a municipally funded facility that relies on the members for supplemental support.

Download Membership Information (CLICK HERE)

Guest Passes (updated 9/22/21)

$10.00 – 1 adult & up to 2 kids
$20.00 – 2 adults & up to 4 kids
$2.00 – for shower only

Bennington Resident Rates (updated 9/22/21)

Adult (ages 25-99)
$7.40/month
$88.80/year
1 Adult and up to 4 Kids
$9.80/month
$117.60/year
Additional Adults in Household
$3.00/month
$36.00/year
Young Adult (ages 20-24)
$4.20/month
$50.40/year
Teen (ages 13-19)
$24.00/year
Youth (ages 6mo-12)
$12/year
Senior Citizen Discount (ages 62+)
10% off membership rate

To get Bennington Resident Rates you must purchase your membership at the Bennington Community Center (Rec. Center) and have proof of residency.

Non-Bennington Resident Rates (updated 9/22/21)

Adult (ages 25-99)
$37.00/month
1 Adult and up to 4 Kids
$49.00/month
Household – 2 Adults + 4 Kids
$64.00/month
Young Adult (ages 20-24)
$21.00/month
Teen (ages 13-19)
$10.00/month
Youth (ages 6mo-12)
$5.00/month
Senior (ages 62+)
$33.00/month

Non-Bennington residents may purchase membership at the Recreation Center, or online through the Berkshire Y website. Make sure to select “Bennington” as your location.


Town Parks

See also our Recreational Opportunities page.

Rec Center - Smaller Willow Park - Smaller Stark St. Playground - Smaller
Recreation Center Play Area
Gage Street, Bennington, VT
802-442-1053
Willow 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:

Bennington Select Board Presentation – November 9, 2020

Town of Bennington Recreation Area Re-Opening Health and Safety Plan – Phase IV
Town of Bennington Recreation Area Re-Opening Health and Safety Plan – Phase III

Please click the link for the complete reopening guide here: https://bfymca.org/membership/reopening-guide

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


STATE PARKS AND LAKES IN BENNINGTON COUNTY

Lake Shaftsbury State ParkLake Shaftsbury State Park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd.
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262
802-375-9978
Website: http://www.vtstateparks.com/shaftsbury
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
802-447-7169
Website: http://www.vtstateparks.com/woodford
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
802-362-1655
Website: http://www.vtstateparks.com/emerald
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
802-688-6270
Website: www.facebook.com/lakeparan
Swim, boat, fish and have fun at Lake Paran.