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The City of Manchester is committed to protecting and promoting the health of our community.  While a handful of park facilities remain closed, most amenities have reopened.  

If you choose to enjoy one of our parks at this time, we ask that you and your children follow the COVID-19 safety rules posted on site, as well as standard safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Status of Facilities and Programs

We continue to consult with local health professionals, monitor guidance from the Governor, and evaluate available staffing levels.  As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 evolve, the status of some facilities and programs may change.

Ice Arenas

The West Side Arena and JFK Coliseum are now open for the season.  

Aquatics Facilities

All aquatics facilities, including Hunt Memorial Swimming Pool, the Dupont Splash Pad, and Crystal Lake Beach are now closed for the season.

Youth Programs

See our Youth Programs webpage for upcoming activities.

Looking for things you can do at home?  For safe and fun activities you and your children can enjoy while socially distancing, see our Recreation Directory on Facebook or under Parks & Rec Announcements.

Want to see what else is going on?  Take a look at the Manchester Summer Family Fun Guide 2020.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

Courts are open.  Note that rules at both types of courts include USTA COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Basketball Courts, Soccer Mini-pitches, Playground Structures and Derryfield Fit Lot

These amenities are open. 

Golf and Disc Golf Courses

The Derryfield Country Club golf course and The Hollows disc golf complex are open. 

Trails and Open Spaces

All trails and large park spaces remain open.

Athletic Fields

Athletic fields are open. 

At this time, fields are available for reservation by Manchester residents or organizations only.  Priority will be given to Manchester schools and youth.  Users must follow the Governor’s current guidance on amateur and youth sports

Park Events

At this time, requests to reserve park spaces for organized events are being entertained on a case-by-case basis.  As a general rule, events that allow for attendees to consistently distance themselves from one another are more likely to be approved.   

Park Restrooms

The restrooms at Livingston Park are open.  They are receiving high-frequency and enhanced cleanings.

graphic advising social distancing at parks and trails

The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division manages over 1,400 acres of City and School District property, as well as recreational programs that reach thousands of residents each year.


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 recreational activities

  • Opportunities to access and enjoy Manchester’s natural amenities

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

  • Safe and attentive management of grounds, buildings and programs

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission

Joseph Gallagher, Chairman
Stephen Connors
Sara Beaudry
Kenneth O'Shaughnessy
Michael Dimos

   Parks & Recreation Ordinances


Parks Headlines

Public Skate Update Published: 09/24/2020 1:54 PM
Rockingham Rail Trail Update Published: 09/24/2020 1:54 PM
Socially Distanced Concert Series Published: 08/14/2020 4:50 PM
Hunt Pool Opens Saturday Published: 07/17/2020 8:01 PM
Dupont Splash Pad is Open! Published: 07/10/2020 12:35 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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