COVID-19 NOTICE AND REOPENING UPDATES
The City of Manchester is committed to protecting and promoting the health of our community. While a handful of park facilities remain closed, most amenities have reopened.
If you choose to enjoy one of our parks at this time, we ask that you and your children follow the COVID-19 safety rules posted on site, as well as standard safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Status of Facilities and Programs
See below for the current status of all our park facilities and programs.* We also encourage you to follow Parks & Rec to receive important announcements by email or social media.
Hunt Memorial Swimming Pool, the Dupont Splash Pad, and Crystal Lake Beach are OPEN. Note that COVID-19 safety protocols at these facilities include reduced capacity limits. These may result in wait times during peak demand.
Livingston and Raco-Theodore swimming pools will remain closed for the season.
Youth Summer Programming
Due to complications arising from COVID-19, the traditional Fun in the Sun day camp is cancelled for 2020.
What's taking its place? Parks & Rec is offering small-group, multi-day camps for sports, STEM, and arts and crafts; some good old-fashioned fun with egg drops, paper airplanes, and scavenger hunts; tennis lessons; dance classes; story walks; and more! Visit our Youth Programs webpage for upcoming activities.
Looking for things you can do at home? For safe and fun activities you and your children can enjoy while socially distancing, see our Recreation Directory on Facebook or under Parks & Rec Announcements.
Want to see what else is going on? Take a look at the Manchester Summer Family Fun Guide 2020.
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Courts are OPEN. Note that rules at both types of courts include USTA COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Basketball Courts, Soccer Mini-pitches, Playground Structures and Derryfield Fit Lot
These amenities are OPEN.
Golf and Disc Golf Courses
The Derryfield Country Club golf course and The Hollows disc golf complex are OPEN.
Trails and Open Spaces
All trails and large park spaces remain OPEN.
Athletic fields are OPEN.
At this time, fields are available for reservation by Manchester residents or organizations only. Priority will be given to Manchester youth and schools. Users must follow the Governor’s current guidance on amateur and youth sports.
Please note that Gill Stadium remains unavailable for reservation by the general public due to reduced staffing levels.
At this time, requests to reserve park spaces for organized events are being entertained on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, events that allow for attendees to consistently distance themselves from one another are more likely to be approved.
Park restrooms at Livingston Park and Crystal Lake Park are OPEN. Restrooms are receiving high-frequency and enhanced cleanings.
*We continue to consult with local health professionals, monitor guidance from the Governor, and evaluate available staffing levels. As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 evolve, the status of some facilities and programs may change.
The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division manages over 1,400 acres of City and School District property, as well as recreational programs that reach thousands of residents each year.
We envision an interconnected system of parks, trails, memorials, facilities and programs that promote healthy individuals and communities through:
Four seasons of diverse and inclusive recreational activities
Opportunities to access and enjoy Manchester’s natural amenities
Celebrations of life, art, history, culture and place
Safe and attentive management of grounds, buildings and programs
Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission
Joseph Gallagher, Chairman