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The Strafford Recreation Board believes that recreation is critical to a healthy mind and body and that recreation enriches our community and our connection to one another.  With that in mind, the mission of the Strafford Recreation Board is to provide well-maintained town recreation facilities and encourage outdoor recreation for all ages. 

Recreation Board


Hilary Linehan, Co-Chair

Jason Loomis, Co-Chair

Christa Wurm

Leslie Berger

Ed Huang


The Red Barn, a treasured community resource, is managed by the Strafford Recreation Board. Various community organizations store equipment in the Red Barn: the Newton School, the Creative Preschool, the PTA, Strafford athletic programs (baseball & soccer), and the Newton drama program. In addition, the Rec Board stores a wide variety of sporting and outdoor equipment for community members to use. Of equal value, we house different types of medical equipment for those seeking assistive medical devices.


Because area organizations store their equipment here, we do restrict access to the building. Regularly scheduled "Open Red Barn Dates" are opportunities for community members to visit the barn to find seasonal sports equipment. We make every effort to accommodate people's wishes to access the building. Notices of Open Red Barn Dates will be posted on the Strafford Listserv and Strafford Facebook. If you are unable to make a specific date, contact a rec board member. 


For assistive medical devices & equipment, contact: 

Leslie Berger, or (802) 299-1583


For sporting and outdoor equipment, contact: 

Ed Huang, or (802) 765-0764

Recreation Board Meeting

Recreation Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm, at the Murray Field.  In cold weather at the Justin Morrill Education Center.Note: We are seeking an alternate location for our meeting in Fall 2023 because the Morrill Homestead is temporarily closed due to flood damage.

September 11, 2023           


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