Parks & Playgrounds

Lake Shaftsbury

Lake Shaftsbury
(swimming, canoe rental, playground, picnic, camp grounds)

Lake Shaftsbury State Park is on an 84-acre parcel surrounding the small but picturesque Lake Shaftsbury. The area operated as a private campground/cabin resort before it became a state park in 1974. It has become a popular park facility in southwestern Vermont.

262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

802-375-9978

https://vtstateparks.com/shaftsbury.html

Splash Pad

Splash Pad
(Water playground)

The splash pad will be active during warm months, kid friendly downtown fun. There is also a stage area for performances.

109 North St
Bennington, VT 05201

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Stark Street Playground

Stark Street Playground
(Playground, bike pump track, basketball hoop)

This park is currently under construction to update the facilities and offer more recreational opportunities.

150 Stark St.
Bennington, VT 05201

https://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/
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Bennington Recreation Center

Bennington Recreation Center Facilities
(Pool, weight room, sauna, showers) 
The Bennington Recreation Center is managed in partnership between the Town of Bennington and the Berkshire Family YMCA. They offer indoor swimming and fitness center year round to members and visitors.


The Bennington Recreation Center regular hours of operation are:
Mon 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday – CLOSED


Bennington Rec Center – Berkshire Family YMCA – Schedules

October 2021 Pool Schedule

October 2021 Group Fitness Schedule

September 2021 Pool Schedule

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

 

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 Recreation 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.


Bennington Recreation Center
655 Gage Street 
Bennington, VT 05201

Willow Park

Willow Park / Leonard J. Black Memorial Park
(Playground, picnic pagoda, baseball diamond, soccer fields, volleyball court, skate park, dirt bike course)

Playground, BMX track, disc golf, tennis courts, playing fields, spacious grounds and pavilion are all features of this multi-purpose playground and recreation area. Bathrooms open during the summer months.

472 East Road
Bennington, VT 05201

https://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/

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