Any business interested in having a 4x8 sign displayed, year round at the Henry Park softball field are asked to contact the P&R office regarding details. Henry Park has over 200,000 participants that use the Park. There are numerous special events that take place in the Park. There isn’t a more visible place in Vernon, take advantage of this opportunity.
Take a plunge in the icy waters of Valley Falls Park
Sponsored by: The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will be holding an Arctic Splash Fundraiser to benefit the Send-A-Kid to Camp program on December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Valley Falls Park. T-shirts provided to those who pre-register and raise $10 or more. Awards will be handed out for the following categories:
*Most money raised by donations *Best costume
Bon Fire (weather permitting) and Refreshments
Date: December 7th Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Valley Falls Park, Valley Falls Rd.
Fee: Donations Raised ($10.00 minimum required)
Children’s Holiday Festival
Enjoy a morning of shopping and errand running while your child enjoys a fun filled morning of holiday craft and gift making, cookie decorating, games, and more. (Children under 4 must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter over the age of 16)
Children ages 10 and under
Saturday, Dec. 7,
9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Vernon Teen Center
Fee: In lieu of a fee please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy for Tikes program.
**Participants must be registered in advance. Space is limited.**
New York City Bus Trip
Enjoy a fun day on your own in New York City. The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring this day trip to New York City on Saturday, December 14. This is a perfect time of year to view the famous tree in Rockefeller Center, see the amazing windows decorated in the stores, shop for holiday gifts, and get tickets to a show. New York City is filled with excitement! The bus will leave from the Vernon Teen Center at 8:30a.m. to arrive in New York City at approximately 10:45a.m. The bus will depart from New York City at 6:30p.m. to arrive back in Vernon at approximately 9:00p.m. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to see New York City at one of the most beautiful times of the year!
Saturday, December 14
Fee: Residents $35 Non-Residents $40
Berkshire East Ski Program
WHAT: A 4-week ski and snowboard program to Berkshire East Ski Resort located in Charlemont, MA. This program is for skiers/snowboarders of all abilities.
WHO: Vernon residents in grades 7-12 and adults
WHEN: Fridays: January 10, 17, 24, 31 3:30 p.m.- 10:45 p.m.
COST: Skiers: $190 includes lift ticket, bus
$230 includes lift ticket, rentals, bus
$230 includes lift ticket, lessons, bus
$280 includes lift ticket, rental, lessons, bus
Snowboarders: $190 includes lift ticket, bus
$260 includes lift ticket, rental, bus
$260 includes lift ticket, lessons, bus
$330 includes lift ticket, rental, lessons, bus
Registration Begins: Monday, November 4
Registration deadline: Monday, December 2 by 1:00pm
*Parents interested in Chaperoning, please contact the Park & Rec office.
For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 860-870-3520.
Medical form, rental forms and registration forms are available on-line at
www.vernon-ct.gov. You may complete the forms and mail them in or drop them off with payment to office at 120 South Str, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. On-line registration is NOT accepted for this program.