The Sherman Park & Recreation Department offers programs throughout the year.

Wintertime office hours at Sherman School are Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Phone messages at 860-354-3629 will be returned on Thursdays. For registration or more information, check


Skiing at Thunder Ridge

Signup will be open Saturday, Dec. 27 for numerous skiing or snowboarding classes and rentals at Thunder Ridge in Patterson, N.Y. Cost for six hour and a half lessons will be $120. Cost for lift ticket and lessons will be $210. Cost for lift, lessons and rentals will be $360. Students must have a six-week lift ticket or season pass.

Nature trail

A trail over the mountain extending from the town park to Colonial Park is open to residents.

Boat moorings

Registration for the 2015 boating season is still available. Cost is $950. Applications are available Saturday mornings at the rec office.



The Saturday morning basketball program for first- to sixth-graders directed by Bob Ostrosky and parent volunteers will begin Saturday, Jan. 10 at Sherman School. Cost will be $35 for eight weeks. Children in grades K-3 will play from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; those in grade 4-5 will play from 10:45 to noon. Signup is available on opening day.


An afterschool program for schoolchildren in grades K-8 meets weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. during the school year under the direction of Danielle Christie and Jody Clark.



Open volleyball for Sherman residents is played Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sherman School gym.


Open basketball for Sherman residents is played Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sherman School gym.


Yoga supervised by Helen Ostrosky is offered Saturdays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Sherman School library. Drop-in cost is $10 per class. Each participant is advised to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.