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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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Our Commitment

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. Stay informed.

New COVID-19 safety rules are in place at our ice arenas. Learn more→

When using our parks, we ask that you follow:

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

Michael Dimos, Chairman
Stephen Connors, Secretary
Sara Beaudry
Kenneth O'Shaughnessy
Dave Flurey

Parks & Recreation Ordinances


Parks Headlines

Rock Rimmon Park Work Starting Published: 03/31/2021 3:59 PM
Derryfield Golf Returns Tomorrow! Published: 03/29/2021 11:40 AM
Pitch, Hit, and Run! Published: 03/02/2021 10:00 AM
Tennis in the Parks for Kids and Adults! Published: 03/01/2021 10:22 AM
Public Skate Update Published: 09/24/2020 1:54 PM
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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