Parks & Recreation

Bennington Community Center (Recreation Center)Community Center

The recreation center includes an indoor pool, fitness room, locker rooms, showers, and saunas. There are also outdoor tennis courts, a handball court, and a small playground suitable for k-5 ages. Showers are available at a cost of $2 for hikers and travelers. Membership or a day use fee is required for use of the other facilities. Numerous programs for all ages are offered year round including during many school vacations and during the summer. Pool and Fitness schedules are below.

Administrative Hours (Facility Hours, see sidebar):
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Pool Schedule

* Registration Required

Group Fitness Schedules

Bennington Sports Center Gym Calendar

Additional Programs

Community Based Playgroups with the BFYMCA
Youth Programs for November - December

Membership and Passes

The Bennington Recreation Center is is a municipally funded facility that relies on the members for supplemental support.

Guest Passes (updated 9/22/21)

  • $10.00 – 1 adult & up to 2 kids
  • $20.00 – 2 adults & up to 4 kids
  • $2.00 – for shower only

Bennington Resident Rates (updated 9/22/21)
To get Bennington Resident Rates you must purchase your membership at the Recreation Center and have proof of residency.

Adult (ages 25-99)
  • $7.40/month
  • $88.80/year
1 Adult and up to 4 Kids
  • $9.80/month
  • $117.60/year
Additional Adults in Household
  • $3.00/month
  • $36.00/year
Young Adult (ages 20-24)
  • $4.20/month
  • $50.40/year
Teen (ages 13-19)
  • $24.00/year
Youth (ages 6mo-12)
  • $12/year
Senior Citizen Discount (ages 62+)
  • 10% off membership rate

Non-Bennington Resident Rates (updated 9/22/21)
Download the Membership Information Brochure (NOTE: the Berkshire YMCA is who Bennington contracts with for our Bennington facility)

Adult (ages 25-99)
  • $37.00/month
1 Adult and up to 4 Kids
  • $49.00/month
Household – 2 Adults + 4 Kids
  • $64.00/month
Young Adult (ages 20-24)
  • $21.00/month
Teen (ages 13-19)
  • $10.00/month
Youth (ages 6mo-12)
  • $5.00/month
Senior (ages 62+)
  • $33.00/month

Non-Bennington residents may purchase membership at the Recreation Center, or online through the Berkshire Y website. Make sure to select “Bennington” as your location.

Management Agreement between the Town of Bennington and the Berkshire YMCA.

Outdoor Recreational Opportunities


Bennington and the surrounding area offer a plethora of opportunities for outdoor adventures. State parks, mountain lakes, swimming holes, and hikes for all ages and abilities abound. Bennington is nestled into the southwest corner of the Green Mountains and is a favorite stopping point along the Appalachian and Long Trails. For the casual walker there is no shortage of beautiful scenic walks with pastoral views and historic sites.  
Whatever your passion, Bennington’s numerous outdoor opportunities will not disappoint you!