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COVID-19 NOTICE AND UPDATES

The City of Manchester is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community.  If you choose to enjoy one of our city parks at this time, we ask that you and your children practice physical distancing and other measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

For the current status of all our park facilities and programs, see Summer 2020 Rules and Regulations

For a better understanding of the difficult decisions involved, read our Open Letter to the Community.

NEW -- 2020 Athletic Field Reservations
In accordance with the Governor’s May 22 guidance on amateur and youth sports, we are now accepting 2020 athletic field reservation requests for MANCHESTER YOUTH SPORTS ONLY.  Even if you or your organization previously submitted a reservation request for 2020, you must submit a new one.

To request a reservation, send us an email with the following forms filled out and attached:

  1. Field Permit Application
  2. COVID-19 Safety Commitment Form

We urge you to read closely both the Governor’s guidance and our COVID-19 Safety Commitment form before submitting a reservation request.  There are significant restrictions around the types of activities allowed at this time.  Of particular note is the following from the Governor’s guidance:

“Sporting events will be limited to small group or team-based training activities. No competition sporting events or contact sports are allowed.”

Note that Gill Stadium remains closed and unavailable for reservations at this time.

We will begin entertaining athletic field reservation requests for adults and other organizations at a date to be announced soon.  Please check back here for updates.

Additional Information
As of May 11, the Derryfield Country Club golf course and The Hollows disc golf complex are open!  Strict safety rules are in place at both locations to prevent transmission of COVID-19.  If you choose to play at either of these facilities, please adhere to the posted guidelines and follow the instructions of City personnel.

For safety reasons, Crystal Lake Beach, as well as all playground equipment (including the Derryfield Fit Lot) and hard courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball and soccer mini-pitch), are currently closed until further notice.

All municipal swimming pools and the Dupont Splash Pad are closed for the summer.

All large spaces and trails remain open for safe exercise and fresh air.  We ask that you use them responsibly, in accordance with CDC guidelines.


   Park Ordinances 

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission

Joseph Gallagher, Chairman
Stephen Connors
Sara Beaudry
Kenneth O'Shaughnessy
Michael Dimos

Contact Information

City of Manchester
Dept of Public Works
Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Division

475 Valley Street
Manchester, NH 03103

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Phone: (603) 624-6444
Fax: (603) 624-6487

Website Shortcut:
manchesternh.gov/Parks

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