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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

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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.


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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