Williston Recreation and Parks

By: Todd Goodwin

Family Programs

Snowmobile Safety Course

This six-hour course provides the opportunity to earn the certification necessary to legally operate on the Vermont Statewide Snowmobile Trails System. Participants must be present for all classes to be eligible for certification. Vermont state law requires that all operators born after July 1, 1983, who are 12 years of age or older, must take and pass a state approved snowmobile safety course. Ages 12+, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 6-8 p.m. $10 per person.

Adult Programs

Pulse Cycling

Pulse Cycling Studio and the Rec Department are teaming up to offer these introductory indoor cycling programs. Come try one out and see if it is the fitness workout for you. Pulse Cycling Studio offers inspirational indoor cycling classes, for first timers to seasoned cyclists, instructed to energizing music that will make you feel like a kid again. Ages 18+. S: Tuesdays and Fridays, Dec. 8-18, 6/6:15-7 a.m. S2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 8-17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $55

Golden Gear (50+)

Come try out these 45-minute indoor cycling classes on upright indoor stationary bikes, instructed to a mix of tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s that will inspire you to keep pedaling while singing along to your favorites. With 35 minutes of riding and 10 minutes of stretching, you will leave feeling energized and upbeat. Ages 50+. Tuesdays and Fridays, Dec. 8-18, 11-11:45 a.m. $55.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Designed especially for your holiday decorations. Join Registered Horticultural Therapist and Master Gardener Donna Covais, who will guide you in building a gorgeous wreath and having loads of fun while doing it. In addition, you will learn how to use the powerful effects of plant activities to reduce stress and improve your sense of wellbeing. Blind since age 40, Covais is a former florist who will inspire and motivate you. No experience necessary and all supplies are included. Ages 18+. Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55.

Boxwood Tree Workshop

Whether decorated with just plain, tiny pinecones or shiny balls and baubles, the boxwood tree is a delightful centerpiece. Created with your own hands, this masterpiece is accomplished with easy instruction in one fun session, with help of Donna Covais, registered horticultural therapist and master gardener. Ages 18+. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $55

Boot Camp

Come join this group exercise that mixes traditional aerobic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. Challenge yourself with this fast-paced, calorie-burning workout. This program is for all levels and modifications are offered. Your first class is free to try, but pre-registration is required. Ages 16+. Instructor: Susie Posner-Jones. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. $60 for eight-visit punch card.

Youth Programs

Babysitters Course

This Red Cross Babysitters Training provides individuals with information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Training in leadership, professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and basic first aid will be covered. Ages 11-15, Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $95.

Horsemanship Camp

The Livery Horse Farm and the Rec Department are teaming up to offer a two-day horse camp. All levels of riders are welcome. Your child will have lots of hands on experience with plenty of riding time, a daily lesson, horse care instruction and stable management. Grades 3-8, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $110.

Boxwood Tree Workshop

Children will decorate and create their own boxwood tree. Created with their own hands, this masterpiece is accomplished with easy instruction in one fun session, with help of Donna Covais, blind since age 40 and a former florist. No experience necessary and all supplies are included. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 6-16, Saturday, Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m. $45.

Rec Youth Basketball Programs

Registration for Rec Basketball is now open, deadline to register is Nov. 23 to ensure placement on a team. Leagues begin in December. The programs being offered this year are: Kindergarten Basketball Clinic; First/Second Grade Coed Program; and separate leagues for boys and girls in grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Check the Rec Department website for days, times and fees. There will be a coaches meeting on Nov. 23.

Basketball Coordinator

The Rec Department is looking for a person to help out with Saturday morning basketball programs. Coordinator will oversee a gym each Saturday, December through February, including setup, take down and working with coaches and teams. Hours are 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. If interested, please apply with the Rec Department. Applications are available on the website, under Forms.

Todd Goodwin is Williston’s recreation director. To learn more about the Williston Recreation and Parks Department, visit or email