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Parks and Rec LogoJuly is register for fall soccer month!

Now is the time to register your children for the fall recreational soccer program.

The recreational soccer program is a fun, developmental program for boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade. This year we are continuing upon the improvements we made last season to ensure your child has a great soccer experience! There is flexibility with practice nights and players shirts will provide teams with an overall new look! Team sizes will be smaller and there will be a Kick off the Season Clinic for coaches to improve on their coaching techniques.

We are always recruiting coaches to assist with this program and make it a success. New this year we are offering an incentive program to coaches who commit to coaching the full soccer season. Coaches will have the opportunity to register their child for a future sports program at a discount.

Practices will begin weeknights the first week in September and the games will be held on Saturdays, September 17 through October 29. The program will teach children about good sportsmanship and soccer skills under the guidance of dedicated volunteer coaches.

For your convenience, you can register 24/7 with our online registration system. Log onto: and create an account – if you haven’t already! Register during the month of July and avoid the August late fee.

Sunday at the Races

Join us on Sunday, August 21 for a bus trip to the races – Saratoga! This exciting day of thoroughbred racing includes reserved grandstand seating.

Thoroughbred racing has no finer setting than the Saratoga Race Course. Named one of the World’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, the past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer as fans experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambiance and charm of historic Saratoga Springs.

We are sharing this bus trip with East Granby and Granby Recreation departments and this trip will leave from East Granby Farms Recreation Center (79 North Main St., East Granby) at 7:30 a.m.

We expect to leave Saratoga at the conclusion of the race day (about 6:15 p.m.).

Cost is $60 per person for round trip bus transportation and grandstand seating.

Register on line at:

Save the Date – 10K Road Race and 5K Run!

July is the time to register for the annual 10K Road Race and 5K Run, co-sponsored by The First National Bank of Suffield!

The races will be held on Saturday, September 10.

Pre-registration fee is $25 before Wednesday, September 7 and $30 after. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. at the Suffield Middle School. Both events begin and end at the SMS, 350 Mountain Road.

The 10K Road Race will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run will begin at 8:15 a.m.

The races will be timed utilizing antennas above the finish lines to record the electronic chips. If you are a runner or just interested in being a spectator, join us for this great event!

Volunteers are needed to help make this event successful. This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service credit. If you would like to volunteer at this event, contact the Parks and Recreation. at 860-668-3862.

Join in on Summer Camp Fun!

If you are still looking for something fun and local, it’s not too late to register your child for a summer camp or program with the Parks and Recreation Department. We have affordable prices, attentive staff and programs that will make your child smile! Visit us at for a full listing of activities and to register and pay online, 24/7!

We still have openings available at Sunrise, Tween Adventure and Kids Korner/Morning Munchkins camps. For the sports enthusiasts we are offering tennis camps, baseball/softball and T-ball clinics, soccer, basketball and horseback riding camps which at time of press, still have spots open.

For the artistic or imaginative child, we have Paint it Like Picasso camp that allows children to paint creatively. In Crafty Creations camp children will make sun catchers, paint fuzzy felt art and much more! For those children who enjoy the Let’s Gogh Art programs, we have a one week camp: Jungle Journey Art Ventures in the Rain Forest. Lego enthusiasts will get to build projects using tens of thousands of Lego pieces. This summer we are offering the new Girl Powered Engineering Lego camp – just for girls!

Visit our website at to register and learn more about these great programs!

Don’t delay – register today!

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