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Youth Programs

Due to complications arising from COVID-19, the traditional Fun in the Sun day camp is cancelled for 2020.  Parks & Rec will be offering small-group sports, STEM, and arts programs, in addition to other fun activities.

See below for current Summer 2020 Activities and Programs. We also encourage you to Follow Parks & Rec to receive important announcements by email or social media.

Summer 2020 Activities and Programs 

For more information on any of the following, email us.

Summer programming two week calender

Covid-19 Recreation Directory

In this directory, you will be able to find dozens of activities you can do safely at home. 

Arts in the Parks

Join us at Sheridan-Emmett Park on Mondays and at Sweeney Park on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM for arts and crafts fun!

Sheridan-Emmett Dates 
6/22, 6/29, 7/7, 7/14 

Sweeney Park Dates 
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 

Rain dates will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, respectively. 

Story Walks

Starting July 6th there will be Story Walks installed at the Livingston Park Dorrs Pond Walking Trail as well the Piscataquog River Rail Trail.  Story Walks are a great way to get exercise and read at the same time.   A collaboration with the Manchester Library made it possible.   The two books that will be featured are Going on a Bear Hunt and I Went Walking

Activity Pack Giveaway 

By collaborating with the Manchester Health Department we are able to assemble summer activity packs that we will be giving away around the first 2 weeks of July.  These packs will include items to help have a healthy and active summer.  Exact giveaway dates and locations will be determined soon. 

Tennis in the Parks Fall Session

Led by an approved USTA NetGeneration tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!

All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate racket, ball, and Net Generation tee shirt!   

Fall Dates (Saturdays) @ Manchester High School West Tennis Courts 

Sept 12, 19, 26

Oct 3, 10, 17

Registration dates will be available closer to the first day of the session. 

Unchartered Tutoring 

Unchartered Tutoring presents Space Art.  A 6 session program for kids grades 3-6.  The program will take place at the Derryfield Park.  Pre-registration is required please use thus link

Intro to Disc Golf 

Come down to Piscataquog River Park to learn and try disc golf on one of our portable baskets.  Don't have discs?  No problem we have plenty that are sanitized.  We will be down there Thursdays at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM starting July 9th until July 30th. 

This is a great opportunity for children to learn a new game in a relaxed setting instead of on a course.   Once you feel you understand the basics you can visit The Hollows Disc Golf Complex in Manchester and play 18 holes.  The North course has junior tee pads. 

Tennis Lessons @ Livingston Park 

In collaboration with the YMCA, we are going to offer free tennis lessons at the Livingston Park Tennis Courts. 

Here are dates and times: 

Tuesday 7/14  Wed 7/15
Tuesday 7/21  Wed 7/22
Tuesday 7/28  Wed 7/29
Tuesday 8/4     Wed 8/5

Thee will be two time slots each night 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM and 6:15 - 7:00 PM

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