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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Parks & Rec is a component of the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division of the Department of Public Works.
Our personnel manage:
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
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. Members are nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The Commission typically meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Department of Public Works, 475 Valley Street.
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