The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Department offers a number of Youth Programs, some offered directly by the department, including Fun In The Sun, Saturday Junior Basketball, and the Hershey Track Meet, and various Youth Sports Programs run by volunteers.
Fun In The Sun
The Fun In The Sun program is a summer day camp for Manchester residents ages 6 - 12.
Registration Date and Requirements:
- Registration Date:2015 Dates TBD @ 8:00 AM
Registration will take place at the site your child will be attending.
- Must have birth certificate to register.
MANCHESTER RESIDENTS ONLY, if there is a question you will have to prove residency
- Youngsters MUST be 6 (Six) years of age to register.
- Registration will take place at the site your child will attend.
- Program is free to Manchester youngsters only
- Registration will continue throughout the six weeks provided space is available at each site.
Program Locations: JFK Memorial Coliseum, Livingston Park (Dorr's Pond House), Piscataquog River Park
Program Start Date: 2015 Dates TBD
Program Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Program End Date: 2015 TBD
- playground activities
- arts & crafts
- local field trips
- special events days such as MTV day or Christmas in July
- inter Fun In The Sun sports days
For more information, please call Brenda Dwyer at (603) 665-6817
Saturday Basketball Shoot Around
SaturdayBasketball shoot around is available to boys and girls who reside in Manchester. The program runs on Saturdays at Beech Street School from December to March. There is no charge for this program and applications can be picked up at the school on Saturdays only while the program is running.
Starts: Saturday December 6, 2014. This is NOT a basketball league with teams and standings it is simply a program that allows certain age groups an hour and a half in the gym to shoot around or play pick up games. The age breakdown is as follows:
|7 - 8 year olds
||9:00 am - 10:30 am
|9 - 10 year olds
||10:30 am - noon
|11 - 12 year olds
||1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|13 years old - High School
||2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
For more information contact Brenda at (603) 665-6817
Hershey Track Meet
The Hershey track meet is for kids age 9-14 years old as of December 31st of the current year. There is no residency requirement providing that your town does not offer a meet.
Tryouts for the 2015 meet TBA at Livingston Track. Registration is at 5:30 PM, with the actual meet beginning at 6:00 PM.
Please be aware, our regional meet has moved to Lebanon, NH and will be held TBD. Again this year, other than athletes anyone coming to watch the event both regional and state will be charged $1.00.
For further information contact Brenda at the Parks and Recreation Department at (603) 665-6817
Summer Fun Runs
The Summer Fun Runs will run every Thursday beginning June 26, 2014 and run every Thursday in July at the Gatsas Athletic Complex in Livingston Park. Registration begins at 5:15 PM, with events beginning at 6:00 PM.
|Weeks 1 & 3
||Weeks 2 & 4
50 (2 - 6 yr olds)
|300 Meter Hurdle
|100 meter dash
||50 meter dash
|100 Meter Hurdles
For more information contact:
Brenda at Parks and Recreation at (603) 665-6817 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly at (603) 548-6802 email email@example.com
Volunteers run the following youth sports program in the City:
Spring & Summer
- Little League & T-Ball
- Greater Manchester Colt League
- Youngsville Athletic Association
- Babe Ruth Baseball
- Legion Baseball
- Manchester Girls Softball
- Junior Deb Softball
Registration is usually done the season before the sport actually takes place. Please call the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Department at (603) 624-6565 for contact names and numbers.