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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

Leslie Berger

Ed Huang

Stephen Drew


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

June 10, 2024 meeting at Murray Field at 6 PM. 


Recreation Board Meeting

Recreation Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm.

The Recreation Board has a new winter meeting location:

Parish Hall at the United Church of Strafford.

We appreciate the generosity of the UCS trustees who are providing us with shelter during the cold, dark months.


The Rec Board will return to Murray Field in May 2024. 

Summer Dates: May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th.


Please feel free to join us, or contact a board member with questions, ideas, or concerns.

Art Camp 2023

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