Events for Fall/Winter 2017 - Check out our new events and our returning favorites!

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Brooklyn Parks & Recreation will be accepting donations for our annual Toys for Giving Toy Drive beginning November 1st. New, unwrapped toys or other suitable gifts may be dropped off at the Recreation Office or the Town Hall. Cash donations are welcome. Make checks payable to Brooklyn Parks & Recreation. With many families finding themselves in financial need again this year, we are anticipating a large request for assistance. Donations are ongoing throughout the season, but are needed by December 12th, to be used for this year's program. All items collected will benefit Brooklyn children who are in need of assistance.

Request form for Brooklyn Children only - click here to submit online or print from website. 



Children wishing to receive a letter from Santa may reach him by sending a letter beginning

 November 1st with their name and return address to:

 Santa c/o Santa's Elves

29 Canterbury Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

All letters must be received at the above address by December 8th, so Santa has time to write back!


Holiday Coloring Contest

Brooklyn Post Office and the Recreation Department present this Holiday Coloring Contest during the month of December. Two age groups: Ages 6 and under or 7-12 years old. Pick up a coloring page from the Brooklyn Post Office, Brooklyn Parks & Recreation office or online at and get creative! Please include your child’s name, age and contact number on the BACK of the coloring pages. Coloring pages are available beginning November 27th and should be dropped off at the Brooklyn Post Office by Saturday, December 16th. Judging will take place before the 25th. Winners will be contacted and prizes are awarded for top entries!



FALL BIKE SAFETY CLINIC FOR KIDS   -complete. See you next September! 

When: Sunday, September 24th. Clinic check-in is at 12:00pm.

Where Walmart Parking Lot – Brooklyn Car Cruise Event

Join us at Brooklyn Business Associates Fall Car Cruise for a Bike Safety Clinic. Presented by Brooklyn Parks & Recreation and our Resident State Trooper and the CT State Police. This event is free of charge to all Brooklyn children. Program will cover bike skills and safety. Helmets are required. Grab your bike and plan on joining us! Clinic will NOT run the same hours as the Car Cruise. Clinic will end at 1:30pm.



Concerts at Riverside - complete


Join us on September 10th and September 17th for our first year of Concerts at Riverside.

Bring a blanket or your lawn chair and meet us at Maury Bowen Complex at Riverside Park, located off Day St/Greenway Drive. Spend a late afternoon listening to local bands and visiting with friends and neighbors.

September 10th - Billy Pilgrim Band

September 17th - East Woodstock Cornet Band

Park opens at 4:00pm and concerts begin at 5:00pm.

Food and beverages available for purchase from the Danielson Lions Club. No Alcohol allowed.

Rain updates will be posted online and on our Facebook page.