Manchester has over 2,000 acres of public parkland, as well as facilities and programs that support four seasons of recreation.
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View progress on the Rockingham Rail Trail!
We are committed to protecting and promoting the health of the community.
We are working to keep facilties open and programs running, with safety protocols firmly in place.
We continue to:
As circumstances evolve, we will adapt. Follow us to get the latest announcements.
Please note: By order of the Governor, all NH indoor ice skating rinks are temporarily closed. Parks & Rec personnel are implementing additional protocols to meet the new safety guidelines outlined in the order.
On Oct 30, we will begin transitioning major renters back into the ice arenas, with the goal of all renters having access again by Nov 7. Please note that skaters, program personnel and referees will need to have obtained one of the following in order to enter the arenas:
Public Skate will resume on Oct 31, but face masks will now be required on the ice.
Stick and Puck will resume on Nov 9.
When using our parks, we ask that you:
View the physical distancing infographic posted at our open spaces and trails.
Parks & Rec is a component of the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division of the Department of Public Works.
Our personnel manage:
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 recreation
Opportunities to access and enjoy natural amenities
Celebrations of life, art, history, culture and place
Safe and attentive management of grounds, buildings and programs
We strive to embody the core values of the City of Manchester:
Provide exceptional SERVICE. Be responsive, transparent, and efficient.
Work with PRIDE. Act professionally. Apply best practices. Continually improve.
Demonstrate INTEGRITY. Be honest, trustworthy, and accountable.
Show RESPECT. Treat everyone with dignity. Embrace diversity. Listen.
Take INITIATIVE. Explore ideas. Be resourceful. Act.
Promote TEAMWORK. Collaborate and build trust – among colleagues, across departments, with the public.
Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission
Michael Dimos, Chairman
Stephen Connors, Secretary