The Fredonia-Pomfret Parks and Recreation Office has announced it will be accepting reservations for picnic shelter use at Russell Joy Park, starting Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m., at the Village Hall.
January has been set aside for residents of the village of Fredonia and town of Pomfret to make reservations only. Shelters will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be made in person at the recreation office, at the Village Hall from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Reservations for shelter use by non-residents will begin on Feb. 1.
For the upper (Kiwanis) and lower (Rotary) shelters, residents are required to provide a $25 service fee for use Monday through Friday and a $40 service fee for Saturday and Sunday use. Non-profit organizations are required to provide a $20 fee for Monday through Friday use and a $25 fee for Saturdays and Sundays. The rental fee for non-residents is $50.
In addition, a new smaller picnic shelter with a restroom has been built at the Hamlet Street entrance to Russell Joy Park. Residents are required to provide a $15 service fee for use Monday through Friday and a $25 service fee for Saturday and Sunday use. Non-profit organizations are required to provide a $15 fee Monday through Friday and a $20 fee for Saturday and Sunday use. The non-resident rental fee for this shelter is $35.
Service fees are due upon making application for shelter use, with fees based on shelter use only. Tables located throughout the park facility are to be used freely without charge on a first-come basis.
For more information, contact the Recreation Department office during business hours at 679-2311.