Town Of Richmond
 Parks & Recreation 

Letter from Richmond Recreation

Information:

 

 Working to be your community resource

 
October 16, 2017
 
To all residents of Richmond, Bristol and Canadice:
 
Richmond Recreation would like to thank all community members who answered our recent call on social media to share input on activities you would like to see sponsored through our department.

While this was poll was informal and preliminary, answers are guiding discussion on next steps. They also revealed an important finding – that Richmond Recreation needs to spread the word about who we are, and what we offer. Our mission is twofold:

  • We aim to offer affordable recreational activities to the local community, with a goal of filling gaps where other organizations are not currently providing services. This includes partnering with Honeoye Central School to identify where students are not being served, usually at elementary levels.


  • We serve as a youth development organization, providing part-time jobs as lifeguards and recreation assistants to young people in the community. These are often the first employment opportunities available to local teenagers, helping to build their skills and experience to support progress towards higher education and jobs.

Richmond Recreation currently coordinates a variety of activities for all ages throughout the year, open to both residents of Richmond and those who live in the Towns of Bristol and Canadice. Activities now on our roster include:

 

KIDS' REC PROGRAMMING

ADULT REC PROGRAMMING

Fall & Spring Soccer (K-6 grade)

Fitness Room at Honeoye Central

Fall & Spring Tumbling (K-3rd grade)

Aerobics at the Richmond Fire Hall

Girl’s Basketball (4th-8th grade)

Women’s Volleyball

Boy’s Basketball (3rd-8th grade)

Men’s & Women’s Softball Leagues

Boys & Girls Basketball Camp (K-8th grade)


Cheerleading (K-6th grade)


Skiing at Bristol Mountain (3rd-8th grade)


Red Cross Swim Lessons at Sandy Bottom (Ages 2+)


School Break Field Trips (Ages 5-13)


Activity Days/Workshops at Levi Corser Park (Ages 5-13)


 

Richmond Recreation exists to support the needs and interests of our community. However, changing activity offerings can be a slow process based on the numerous considerations that come into play. These include a limited budget; the cost of liability insurance, with increasing rates for adult participants; scheduling the use of fields or gymnasiums at times when school programming is not taking place; and considering what activities may already be available through other local groups and organizations, from yoga and dance classes to family movies and homesteading classes.
 
It’s worth noting that in addition to structured activities through Richmond Recreation, Sandy Bottom Park has a number of recreational facilities that are freely available to visitors. These include a tennis court, a pickleball court, a basketball court, a softball field, a volleyball sand court and two playgrounds. When lifeguards are on duty, park goers can also request access to shuffleboard court equipment. If you haven’t done so yet, we invite you to get together with friends and enjoy these facilities as warm weather returns.
 
To stay in the loop and see notifications when registration opens for upcoming Richmond Rec activities, you can connect with the Town of Richmond - Honeoye NY on Facebook. You can also see a full description of all year-round activities and download registration forms for programs that are currently enrolling by visiting the Parks & Recreation page at TownofRichmond.org.

 
As a community stakeholder – whether you live in Richmond, or a neighboring town that contributes tax dollars to our program – you have an important voice. If you would like to share questions or suggestions, we invite you to reach out to Recreation Director Holly Stoddard by calling (585) 330-7066 or by emailing Recreation@TownofRichmond.org.


 

Thank you for being an active part of our community,
 

Richmond Recreation Department
Town of Richmond