beach pavillionRecreational activities are extremely important for a healthy community, especially in a highly technical, fast paced world.  Recreational programs offer a space for community members to relieve stress, develop confidence, and connect with peers.


The New Shoreham Recreation Department was established full-time in 1996. The primary responsibility of the department is to provide recreational programs and facilities for community use.  Over the past several decades, the department has built a strong foundation of youth and adult programs. 

The department is responsible for all recreational functions, facilities, activities, assets and resources within the town not under the school department. We offer programs and activities on an annual basis for all ages.


The department strives to be self-sufficient through fees, grants, and donations. Roughly 80% of our budget is funded through these means. The remainder of the budget is funded through taxes.

Mission Statement

The Town of New Shoreham Recreation Department is dedicated to the provisions of leisure and active recreation programming that will promote the general health, welfare and personal development of the citizens of the Block Island Community by providing enriching recreation experiences and quality facilities.

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