Culture, Parks & Recreation

The Simsbury Culture, Parks and Recreation Department seeks to provide quality leisure opportunities which contribute to the environment, needs and interests of the people of Simsbury. Recreation is recognized as a necessary service to the community and as an integral part of Simsbury's health and welfare.

The Parks and Recreation Department coordinates a wide range of programs and other activities throughout the year. Brochures are published bi-annually containing program and registration information. Email blasts are sent out weekly to those who have current email addresses listed in the SimsburyRec website. The Department maintains a network of 12 town parks and facility reservations for the Apple Barn, Simsbury Farms, and town parks. An up-to-date list of representatives of all civic groups and youth sports organizations is also maintained.

The Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, is responsible for the maintenance and development of over 1,600 acres of Town owned parks and open space and provides quality leisure opportunities which contribute to the environment, needs and interests of the community. The focal point of the Town's recreational facilities is the 235 acre Simsbury Farms Recreational Complex. Located on the site of the former Orkil Farms, Simsbury Farms opened in 1972 and includes an 18 hole golf course, covered outdoor skating rink, outdoor pool area, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted paddle tennis courts, and the 2.5 mile David Emott Memorial Family Fitness Trail. Renovations to the Simsbury Farms Main Building were completed in June 2012.

For the most up-to-date program information and to register for programs, please click here to visit the Recreation Department website.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Gerry Toner Recreation Director (860) 408-4682
John Thibeault Recreation Supervisor (860) 658-3836
Taryn Schrager Recreation Supervisor (860) 658-3836
Krista Yard Administrative Secretary (860) 658-3836
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