Recreation Commission

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Voluntown Recreation Commission is to seek the development of recreational programs and enhancement of recreational facilities associated with sponsoredVoluntown Day at the CT Tigers programs on various town owned lands, for the residents of Voluntown, without bias to race, income, age sex, or ability.The Commission shall be vested with the power, duties and obligations necessary to accomplish this purpose. They shall be charged with full responsibility for the recreation programs designated by the Commission.

Recreation Commission meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting Rooms. ‘Like’ the Voluntown Recreation Commission on Facebook for current events and updates.

Voluntown’s Gingerbread House Contest

Votuntown will be hosting its 1st Gingerbread House Contest on December 1, 2018, sponsored by the Votuntown Recreation Commission! It will take place Saturday, December 1, from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Voluntown Elementary School.

View/print the rules and entry form below

Create your own gingerbread house and enter for a chance to win a prize. Spectators will be our judges so invite all your friends and family! We will have make and take home Christmas crafts/ornaments sponsored by Voluntown Youth Service Bureau! Making of holiday cards to put in a care package for soldiers overseas. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available as well!!

Categories your gingerbread house will be judged on are most festive, most creative, most delicious looking, overall crowd favorite, and business/group!  We ask to please have them submitted by Friday November 30th to participate!

If any questions you can contact Chelsey Wiese at pullingtruck96@yahoo.com or Belinda Wiese at bwiese286@sbcglobal.net or 860.908.8274. Also this holiday season help us give back! Help us put together a care package to send to the soldiers overseas who won’t be able to make it home this holiday season! A box will be available at the event to put donated items in! Thank you and see everyone on December 1st!

Trunk or Treat

On Wednesday, October 31st, the Voluntown Recreation Commission will have A TRUNK OR TREAT for kids up to 8th grade in the VES parking lot from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

What is a trunk or treat? Basically, it is a bunch of parked cars/trucks/vehicles lined up and decorated for Halloween with people giving out candy to trick or treaters. Any business, church, organization, or individual is invited to participate by decorating their vehicle/ trunks where children can walk by and receive treats. We anticipate 350-400 children so please come equipped with enough treats to pass out. You may also pass out promotional information about your organization in addition to treats. If you would like to participate in this year’s Trunk-or-Treat, please complete the registration form below.

DEADLINE for vehicle trunker registration is Tuesday, October 30th.

• A completed registration form is REQUIRED to participate in this event.

• Participants MUST ARRIVE for set-up between 5:00pm-5:45pm. After 5:45pm no one will be allowed to drive into the Early Childhood Parking Lot for safety.

• Participants are to bring unopened bags of candy or other “give-away” items to distribute.

• There will be NO electrical support for your vehicle decorations.

Trick or treating will start at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm. Trunkers must stay until 7:00pm for the safety of the kids.

Download the vehicle registration form here.

Any questions, email mbryan@Voluntownct.org

Current Programs

Field Use

Please contact Melinda Bryan to reserve the use of Constitution Field. The field is reserved on a first come and first served basis. A field use form will need to be filled out for the dates of use and insurance information. Donations are accepted so we can maintain our field. Click on the link below to download the field use form.

Field Use Form

Voluntown Recreation Commission Members

Mike Kalwara, Chairman
Michael Magario, Treasurer
Melinda Bryan, Secretary
Marc Pelletier
Belinda Wiese
Peter Cassidy
Tammy VanLanen
Courtney Magario