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

475 Valley Street
Manchester, NH 03103

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Don Pinard
Chief of Parks

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

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Shortcut: www.manchesternh.gov/parks

The City of Manchester takes great pride in the near 2,000 acres of green space for its residents' uses including facilities, fields, trails and cemeteries with various amenities. Please browse through the site to take advantage of all that the Queen City has to offer. The site includes tons of information on recreational leagues and opportunities for kids and adults.

Our Mission

To provide quality recreational facilities and programs to serve the public and enhance the quality of life.

Our Vision

To be a progressive agency that meets the recreational and leisure needs of residents while complementing the city’s economic and redevelopment goals.


Name Title Phone Extension
Tom Mattson Parks Operations Manager (603) 624-6444 5313
Andy Vachon Recreation Enterprise Manager (603) 624-6444 5314
Michael Baer Urban Forester (603) 624-6444 5350
Judith Aron Cemetery Supervisor (603) 624-6514  

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission

  • Robert Blaisdell, Chairman
  • Richard Powers
  • George "Butch" Joseph, Clerk
  • Andrew Manning
  • William Craig


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Learn to Skate with the Southern NH Skating Club!

The Southern NH Skating Club offers group lessons in a fun and encouraging environment for skaters of all ages.  We offer Learn to Skate classes at the JFK Coliseum on the following days and times:

- Sundays beginning Oct. 5: 12:20 - 12:50 p.m. AND 1:20 - 1:50 p.m.

- Mondays beginning Oct. 6: 6:40 - 7:10 p.m.

Are you the parent of a child between 2.9 years to 5 years old?  The SNHSC offers a Tots program - we teach children at their developmental level, with a focus on becoming comfortable on the ice and having fun!

Are you an adult who has always wanted to learn how to skate?  We have an adult-specific program where mature skaters are taught together at the pace that best works for them.

For more advanced and experienced skaters, we have dedicated freestyle ice times, and Power/Edge, Dance, and FUNdamentals of skating classes.

The Southern NH Skating Club has called the JFK Coliseum home for the last 50 years.  Our team of certified professional coaches has taught skaters the skills to be better hockey players, competitive singles figure skaters, synchronized skaters, future coaches, and recreational skaters who just want to have fun!

To learn more or to register for the upcoming sessions, visit http://www.snhsc.com/.

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