Upcoming Meetings

    Recreation Committee


    Norman Beebe2019
    Diana Hardina2018
    Stefan Topolski2022


    Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Monday each month at 6:30 PM in the Cowell Gymnasium unless otherwise posted.  Contact the main town office number 625-0300 or mail to the town office address to reach the Recreation Committee.

    Cowell Gymnasium DirectorEmily Crehan
    Phone(413) 625-0305
    FAXTown office fax (413) 625-0303
    AddressCowell Gymnasium: 51 Maple Street, Shelburne MA
    Mailing address Town Office, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne MA 01370

    Who we are

    The Recreation Committee is an elected body consisting of five members which is responsible for advising the Board of Selectmen of all recreational needs of the town and establishing plans to meet those needs. Each member is elected for a five-year term.

    What we do

    The Recreation Committee schedules recreational activities for all age groups and oversees the general use and maintenance of the following recreational areas:

    • Cowell Gymnasium and tennis courts
    • Arms Academy Field
    • Little Mohawk Baseball Field
    • Playing fields located on the north end of the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary school.

    Recreational Sports Opportunities For Kids: (listed on the Rec. Calendar too!)

    Fall: September - October

    West County Soccer:

    • Open to kids in the 9 hilltowns
    • K-6 grade.
    • 6 Saturdays, 1-1 ½ hours at the Mohawk High School soccer fields.
    • This is a developmental program, to engage kids in learning soccer, exercising, scrimmaging. Registration is free of charge, $10 for a West County Soccer t-shirt.
    • Coached by volunteers.
    • Contact: Emily Schoelzel, if interested in coaching or having your child join in the fun!

    Fliers will be sent out in the elementary school folders in September 2013. Find West County Soccer on FaceBook!

    Winter: December - March

    Cowell Gym Youth Basketball program:

    • Free drop-in basketball for K-6 grade girls & boys from Shelburne, Buckland and Colrain.
    • Run by volunteer parent coaches.
    • Practices are held at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, once a week per age/grade group
    • Skills and drills and short scrimmages. Kids are welcome to drop-in anytime throughout the winter. Clean sneakers for the gym are required. Fliers will be sent out in November in school folders plus information is posted on the calendar.

    If interested in learning more or interested in coaching, please contact Diana Hardina (625-9921) or Doug Martin (625-3054).

    Ice Skating: The Recreation Committee plans to offer ice skating, free to all for the winter of 2014. A small rink may be erected if the temperatures prove cold enough for proper freezing. More information to come in the future.

    Spring: April - June

    West County Girls Softball:
    • Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-6.
    • Practices and game schedule determined after registrations are collected.
    • A flier/registration is sent out in the school folders.
    • $30 fee for grades 2 and 3
    • $35 fee for grades 4, 5, 6 (Hilltown Girls Softball League)
    • Coached by volunteers

      Shelburne Youth Baseball April- June
      Information about Baseball and T-ball is not currently available, please check back.

      Summer: June- August (?)

      • Basketball at the outdoor tennis courts (more info needed)
      • Recreational Sports for Adults:

        Adult Basketball
        Adult Volleyball
        Seniors Walk

      Walking and Hiking in Shelburne

      There are great hiking trails in the town of Shelburne. Download the Shelburne Trails Brochure put together by the Shelburne Open Space Committee for some ideas. Copies can also be found at the town hall or the Shelburne Falls Visitor Center.