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Parks and Recreation Division

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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About Us

Parks & Rec is a component of the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division of the Department of Public Works

Our personnel manage:

City of Manchester Parks, Recreation & Cemetery logo.  The sky's the limit!Vision

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 enjoy natural amenities

  • Celebrations of life, art, history, culture and place

  • Safe and attentive management of grounds, buildings and programs

ValuesManchester Spirit logo

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

The Commission meets monthly in its role as an advisory board to the Division . . . MORE

Parks & Recreation Ordinances


Contact Information

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

475 Valley Street
Manchester, NH 03103

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

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