July 2024

From the Director's Desk

Summer weather is here and HOT and WP&R is also CRUISING at a BLISTERING pace!

From programs, to events, from camps to concerts, the summer months have a little TWO-PIECE of everything - but don't just read this SUMMERY post, WADE through the details below to see everything we're DIVING into over the next few weeks!

June also welcomed our incredible 2024 Summer Camp Staff!! (pictured below) All staff attended lengthy preparation training sessions including CPR and First Aid to make sure they are well equipped to supervise, lead and keep our youth safe - while ensuring the campers have an absolute blast as well! We thank all of our dedicated summer staff for making Woodbury Summer Camp truly special.

We hope to SEA you soon, so keep FLOATING through info below to view all on DECK activities we'll be FLIP FLOPPING through the next few weeks!

Jami Gore, Director

(203) 263-3113

Woodbury Parks & Recreation


Parks & Recreation Office located at: 7 Mountain Road, Woodbury

The National Recreation and Park Association has proclaimed July as

Parks & Recreation Month!

The idea is to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of Parks and Recreation. This year's theme is "Where You Belong".

We want you to know that our staff is committed to offering you quality programs and services in a friendly and courteous manner.

Hollow Park Final Master Plan

After almost a year, the Master Plan for Hollow Park has been completed. We want to offer a special thank you to Peter Hedlund and the Hedlund Group, as well as the volunteer Steering Committee for their commitment to our town and creating the vision for beautiful Hollow Park for the next 20 years!

To view the Hollow Park Final Master Plan click here.

Nonnewaug Basketball Club

Registration for this brand-new program will open soon!

Visit www.woodburyparksandrec.org for more information.

Summer Camp: Week One

Summer Camp started off with a busy week: Urban Air, Indian River Kayaking, Lake Compounce, Brownstone Adventure Park, Lyman Orchards and Wadsworth Falls State Park, and a visit from Animal Embassy! Lots of fun, lots of smiles, new friends and old!

Parks and Rec Programs

Summer is a great time to be active and outdoors! Our parks are very busy with Pavilion rentals, youth sports, summer camps and people of all ages out taking in the sunshine! As a reminder, as much as we welcome and enjoy seeing our canine friends in the parks, they must be leashed (dog on one end, human on the other) at all times.

We have some brand-new programs that we are very excited about! Nonnewaug Basketball Club Basketball Camp registration will open soon! "Win the Day" Track and Field Club registration is now open!

For more information and to register visit www.woodburyparksandrec.org.

Summer Concert Series

6:30pm at Hollow Park

July 10th: Lamar Peters

Yes, that Lamar Peters, as recently featured on CBS! Lamar Peters is New York's top Elvis tribute artist! This fast-paced Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show takes you back to the best of Elvis in the 50s, 60s, and 70s! www.lamarpetersshow.com

July 17th: Willie & Jan

Performing popular songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Country, Folk, Rock ‘n Roll, as well as some of Willie’s originals songs. Willie Nininger, Singer-songwriter from Southbury, CT is well-known for his spontaneous sense of humor and flat-picking guitar technique. Jan Scruggs, lifelong Woodbury resident, joined Willie's band in 2010. A lover of harmony, her ability to mimic various singers makes her voice adaptable to the band's various genres. Her steady guitar playing provides a solid rhythm to Willie's lead guitar.

July 24th: Sideways

Get ready to turn up the heat with Sideways, a dynamic modern country band. Sideways plays an electrifying blend of country favorites and contemporary hits. From foot-stomping anthems to heartwarming ballads, Sideways delivers an unforgettable performance that keeps the energy soaring! Sideways guarantees a memorable experience that will have everyone singing along and dancing.

July 31st: 102nd Division Army Band

RipChord is the popular music ensemble for your 102nd Army Band in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Showcasing pop, rock, and funk music from the 1960’s to today, RipChord is a dynamic, 10-piece horn band that has been performing across the state for over a decade.

August 7th: Decades

Decades is a skilled cover band based in Brookfield with members from around the greater Danbury area. The band of six includes Danielle Shaker on lead vocals, Bob Ralston on lead guitar, Kevin McLain on guitar, Pat Harris on keyboards, sax, and flute, Frank Aulenti on drums and vocals, and Joe Sassano on bass and vocals. The talented group has strong vocal interpretations of songs everyone knows and loves, covering a span of six decades, hence the name, Decades!

Woodbury's Great Gnome Hunt

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In short, everything you've ever wanted to know about Woodbury Parks & Rec!


A Message from the Board of Selectmen's Office

The Town of Woodbury thanks all residents for their patience as we roll out the permanent waste reduction program at our Transfer Station. This new program, unlike anything we've attempted before, is a proven strategy for reducing the overall volume of trash produced and hauled from our town.

We appreciate your earnest efforts to make it successful.


***Woodbury Trash/Composting Bags***

On July 1st, Transfer Station users will be required to begin using Town of Woodbury plastic garbage bags when bringing trash (orange bags) and organic material (green bags) to the Transfer Station. Organic waste can also be deposited loose into the container specified for organic waste.

Bags are available for sale at Labonnes Market and Ace Hardware in Woodbury. Thirteen-gallon kitchen sized garbage bags are $1.00 each. Extra-large, 33-gallon bags are $1.65 each. Green composting bags are $0.25 and $0.15 each, depending upon size.

***Transfer Station Stickers – Good for 3 years***

During the months of July and August, Transfer Station stickers will be available at no charge in the Assessor’s Office (Boyd) and the First Selectman’s Office (Shove) between the hours of 8 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday. As was true this year, the limit is 2 stickers per household. Beginning September 1st, the new (green) stickers must be displayed on your car’s windshield in order for you to access the Woodbury Transfer Station. Please continue to display your blue sticker until September 1st.

When you come to get your new sticker(s), please be prepared to show evidence that you are a Woodbury resident/taxpayer. Please also be able to provide the license plate number(s) of the vehicle(s) that will be displaying the sticker(s).


  • Other than household garbage, residents must check with monitor for disposal.
  • All material must be prepared prior to entering the facility.
  • No full truck loads accepted after 3:00pm.

Remember, recycling reduces waste, saves energy and contributes to a healthier planet. It is also the law. Fines up to $100 may be levied per town ordinance. If you need further information about recycling, please contact the Public Works office at 203-263-3633.

Transfer Station Information:

22 Bacon Pond Road, Woodbury, CT 06798


Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:00am to 3:30pm

Closed on town holidays.



More information can be found on the Town website here.

From our friends at Woodbury Ambulance

If you have any questions,

or need help with registration,

please call 203-263-3113

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit our Parks & Rec Website