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Youth and Adult Recreation Programs

Family Events

Hatten Park Haunted Trail 
Friday October 27th, 2023 
$3 per person at the Hatten Park Shelter 

Trick or Treat Trail (Ages 12 and under) : 4:30-6:30PM
Spooky Trail: 6:45-8:15PM

***Please note this trail is not the most suitable for strollers and wagons due to the wood chips***

Want  to be a part of the scare team? 
Call 920-982-8521 to sign up!
Holiday Drive
 There are people this holiday season that are in need; toys for Christmas, food, hats, mittens, coats, you name it. Donation boxes will be scattered throughout the City; the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Washington Center Gymnasium, The Senior Center, The Public Library/ Museum, The Park and Rec. Office, and the Municipal Building. All we ask is that donated items are new and unused. These donations will be given to the Salvation Army right here in town and they will be distributing the items to those in need.  All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Washington Center Community Cupboard.

November 20- December 18, 2023

Reindeer Boogie
Burrrr it’s cold outside! After seeing Santa at Longevity Nutrition Club during Winter Wonderland you might find yourself pretty chilly. So take a stroll down the road to Familiar Grounds Coffee House to warm up a bit with a Reindeer Boogie. The New London Parks and Recreation is adding another layer to Winter Wonderland and hosting its first ever Reindeer Boogie. There will be hot chocolate and light snacks as well as Yo DJ with the tunes to get your feet warmed up and your dance moves flowing.
Date: December 2, 2023
Time: Directly after parade
Location: Familiar Grounds 
Adult Programs 
Adult Fitness Classes
Membership Cards (Land Exercise Pass) -
This is a drop in option for our Adult and Senior Exercise Programs that  gives flexibility to those that have unpredictable schedules and the opportunity to try all of our classes instead of committing to a full 7 week sessions. 
Membership cards (Land Exercise Pass) can be purchased or renewed at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, New London Parks and Recreation Office by stopping by or calling 982-8521 or online at .

7 Week Session- If you have a set schedule and like routine and need the accountability for your fitness goals  we are offering the 7 week sessions at a discounted rate. Registration for each session is available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The New London Parks and Recreation Office or by calling 982-8521.   You can also register for these sessions at

Membership Land Exercise Pass Fees: 
Per 45-60 minute Class
Residents: $4.50     Non-Residents: $5.75
Senior Residents: $2.25     Non-Resident Seniors: $3.00  

Session Registration Fees:
(may vary based on session length)
 Residents: $24.50        Non-Residents: $36.50

We offer a variety of different classes, please check our monthly schedule for classes offered.
Also be sure to check out our classes descriptions
Personal Training
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The New London Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of different options for Personal Training including training with a friend to not only motivate you but also cut the cost in half!  Check out the informational flyer here!
Fees are as follows and registration is per hour:
Individual Personal Training
1-9 sessions: Resident/Non-Resident $29.75/ $35.25
10 or more sessions: Resident/Non-Resident $24.25/ $29.75
Buddy Training Cost is per person
1-9 sessions: Resident/Non-Resident $17.50/$20.25 
10 or more sessions: Resident/Non-Resident $14.75/$17.50

Walking is available in the Washington Center Gym 
Monday through Friday
5:30-9:00 AM   
Please bring a change of shoes and sign in.


On December 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM, we will be celebrating our annual Zumbathon for Marta's birthday!  This event raises money for different charity each year.  Free will donations will be accepted, and there will be raffle prizes for attendees. Please come to the Washington Center Gym with your friends to dance and raise money for a cause.
Passes for this class can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or over the phone at 920-982-8521.

Fit for the New Year

The new year is rapidly approaching, which means it is time to get ready for our ‘Fit for the New Year” program. Fit for the New Year is held Dec. 11-29 in the Washington Center Gym and during this time we will be accepting non-perishable food items in exchange for a fitness pass; which means one canned good for one class. This can be redeemed 4 times throughout this program. All food items will be delivered to the Food Pantry here in town. ‘Fit for the New Year’ consists of all drop in classes so please be sure to stop at the Parks and Recreation office or give us a call at 920-982-8521 to pick up your passes.  

Reminders: ** No Classes Dec. 25

                        ** All classes are held at normally scheduled times


Back again by popular demand is the Try-a-thon. We will have a mix of new and returning classes for you to sample every day of the week. During our normal scheduled times instead of hour-long classes our instructors will be mixing it up and giving you a 30 minute taste of new and old classes. You can come the entire time, or just for a half hour or so...there is no registration, just pop in whenever you’d like! There will be some transition time between classes and you are not committed to even stay the whole time a class is going judgement here! Did we mention that all week is free!!! Look at our January Schedule to find what is being offered during specific time blocks throughout the day.

Dates: January 1-6, 2024

Men’s Unofficiated Basketball League

Men’s Unofficiated Basketball League is a call your own league where we provide you with score keepers and you provide the team. At the Washington Center Gymnasium, the Parks and Recreation Department offers Sunday nights as a getaway night for all you gentlemen out there that enjoy a competitive but friendly game of basketball. The league starts December 4th so be sure to check out how to register on the City of New London’s website.

Dates: November 26, 2023 TBD; dates are pending on the amount of teams

Times: Games start 5/6 PM

Location: Washington Center Gym

Registration: October 1- November 18; in person, online, or at 920-982-8521

Fee: $100 per team

Youth Programs

Home Alone Babysitting CPR/AED Course 

This class is taught by an American Heart Association Instructor and is open to students aged 10-15.

Students are asked to bring a bag lunch. All other supplies are included in the class.

Enrolled students receive: Digital Course Material, a Course Completion Certification, and an American Heart Association Heart savers CPR/ AED Certification card (valid for 2 years).

Date: November 13, 2023

 Registration: Now through November 6, 2023

 Time: 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

Location: Municipal Building Council Chambers

Fee: Resident: $75.00 /Non-Resident: $90.00


Date: January 19, 2024

 Registration: Now through January 12, 2024

 Time: 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

Location: Municipal Building Council Chambers

Fee: Resident: $75.00 /Non-Resident: $90.00


Date: April 19, 2024

 Registration: Now through April 12,2024

 Time: 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

Location: Municipal Building Council Chambers

Fee: Resident: $75.00 /Non-Resident: $90.00

Open Gym 
At the Washington Center Gym 

Open gym is available for all youth and is a great time to get some extra practice in for your favorite sport or just burn off some energy when it’s not so nice outside. Some equipment is available but you are more than welcome to bring your own. A supervisor is on site at all times. Open Gym will close if there are less than 4 people after the first 2 hours. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult, and there is no charge for adult guardian of participating children.

October 2022-May 2023

Fee $4.00 per person (Fees will change 1/1/24)

Fridays: 6:00PM -9:00PM (all ages)

Saturdays: 9:30AM-12:30PM (all ages) and 6:30PM-9:30PM (ages 14 and up only)

Specialty Dates: $2.00
November 22 1-3PM
November 22 6-9PM
November 24 12-3PM
December 26 12-3PM
December 27 1-3PM
December 27 6-9PM
December 28 12:30-4PM
December 28 6-9PM
December 29 12:30-3PM

FEES Changing:

January 1 1-4PM
January 19 12:30-3PM
February 19 1-4PM
March 4th 1-4PM
March 5th 12-3PM
March 6th 1-3PM
March 7th 12:30-4PM
March 8th 12:30-3PM
March 29th 12:30- 3PM
April 19 12:30-3PM


Respect: Our Equipment, other participants and their equipment, the gym supervisor and the facility.
Bring a change of clean dry shoes, street shoes are not allowed.
No food or drink allowed in the gym area (water only).
Do not use offensive or vulgar language.
No rough housing.
Play organized or pick-up game on a half court with the curtain closed in order to allow others to play or practice on the other side.
No dunking or hanging on any of the rims.