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Steward Levels from Citizen to Friend


Opportunities to Partner for Parks

The Partnership for Parks Program encourages local businesses, landscaping professionals, and volunteers to help beautify public spaces such as parks, cemeteries, and trails. We look forward to working together to keep Manchester looking beautiful! To adopt a site listed below, click this link: Site Request.

Spring Urban Pond and Park Cleanups
All cleanups are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:55 a.m. to sign in and receive an overview of the area and instructions. Trash bags, latex gloves, and a handful of trash pickers will be available. Please wear rubber boots if you have them and dress appropriately for the weather, as cleanups are held rain or shine!

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024Black Brook / Blodget Park. Meet in the parking lot on Front Street near Dunbarton Road.

Saturday, May 4, 2024: Crystal Lake Preservation Association Cleanup. If interested in participating, join the group from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Crystal Lake Beach. Crystal Lake Park is located off Bodwell Road in Southern Manchester.

Community Gardens

Are you interested in participating or volunteering in Manchester's Community Garden Program? Visit the Manchester Grows website for more details and contact information for each garden. http://Manchestergrowsnh.org

Site Stewards 2024 Season

Click here for the full site list and status


Stark River Park - Friends of Stark Park,
Piscataqoug River Park - Friends of Piscataquog River Park


The Hollows Disc Golf Complex - Breakin' Chains


The Hollows Disc Golf North Course - Realty One, Next Level
Valley Cemetery - Elis Urena and Oscar Bonilla
Livingston Park - Savings4Members
Precourt Park - Manchester Little League
Piscataquog River Park Bridge - SNHU Office of Sustainability 
Pine Island Park - Allegro Microsystems
Heritage Trail - Tammy Zamoyski
Sheehan-Basquil Park - Home Sober Living

Adopter's 2023 Season

Adopt-A-Veteran Memorial Plaque 

In a partnership between Ward 10 Alderman Bill Barry and the City, the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Division, we made the plaques available for adoption for $300. The donation paid for cleaning, restoring, and preserving the plaque and mounting post.

Below is an example of before and after the restoration process.

Sargent Robert W. Lewis Born May 6, 1922 Died November 2, 1942 Lakeland, Florida Before and After

Newly Adopted

  • Bernard C. Mullen (1908-1944), adopted by The Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Gerald R. Helmich (1931-1969), adopted by the Office of the City Solicitor
  • John J. Sullivan (1907-1942), adopted by Mary Heath, Ann Sullivan, Grace Sullivan,  and Kathleen Sullivan
  • Joseph H. W. Roux (1921-1943), adopted by Blue Ribbon Property Improvement and Sweeney Family
  • William M. Jutras (1891-1918), adopted by Blue Ribbon Property Improvement and Sweeney Family
  • Arthur M. St. Pierre (1920-1944), adopted by Alderman Pat Long
  • Maurice J. St. Germain (1921-1941), adopted by Guy St.Germain, Maggie St. Germain Pilotte, and Gerry Pilotte
  • Bernard B. Barry (1893-1918), adopted by the Manchester Retired Firefighters Association
  • Herman F. Little (1893-1918), adopted by Gary and Heidi Hamer and Mark and Paula Mahoney
  • Francis P. Lally (1919-1943), adopted by Margaret-Ann Moran and Joyceann Fitzgerald-Guill
  • Robert W. Lewis (1922-1942), adopted by Water Works
  • Roger B. Cote (1930-1950), adopted by Blue Ribbon Property Improvement and Sweeney Family
  • Joseph Roger Raymond (1921-1943), adopted by Richard and Elaine Plante
  • Roland A Metivier (1919-1943), adopted by Raymond and Michelene Bouchard


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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