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Temporary Closure of Ice Skating Facilities

Published: 10/15/2020 4:26 PM

Per order of the Governor, all New Hampshire ice skating facilities (including the JFK Coliseum and West Side Arena) are closed for two weeks, effective October 15.  This is in response to several large COVID-19 outbreaks linked to hockey or indoor ice skating.

Manchester Parks and Recreation September/October Newsletter

Published: 10/09/2020 3:11 PM

Happy Fall everyone!  Please enjoy the newsletter and continue to enjoy our parks. 

September/October Newsletter 

Public Skate Update

Published: 09/24/2020 1:54 PM

Public skate will open for the season at the JFK Coliseum starting Saturday, September 26th. We will be open for skating on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 PM to 4 PM.  Public Skate will also be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 9/29. Fees are as follows $5 Adults, 3$ Kids under 18, and $5 skate rental. Please check back for updates on Saturday evenings and vacation days. Masks are required in the building, but are optional while skating.

Rockingham Rail Trail Update

Published: 09/24/2020 1:54 PM

The Rockingham Rail Trail is currently undergoing major improvements and will be closed from Mammoth Rd to Lake Shore Rd until further notice.

Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, Soccer Mini-Pitches to Reopen

Published: 06/12/2020 2:31 PM

Parks & Rec is announcing that all playground structures, basketball courts, soccer mini-pitches and the Derryfield Fit Lot will reopen by next Friday, June 19.  New signage will begin going up next week advising users of safety guidelines. These will include best practices to minimize virus transmission, and a prohibition on use for those with COVID-19 symptoms or those recently in contact with someone infected with COVID-19.  For the most up-to-date status on parks facilities and programming, always visit www.manchesternh.gov/parks.

Physical Distancing in Parks Reminder

Published: 04/23/2020

With April school vacation starting next week, we encourage fresh air and exercise but want to remind everyone to please continue practicing physical distancing at our parks, green spaces, and trails. 

While our parks remain open, our hard courts, disc golf courses, the Derryfield Golf Course and playgrounds are all still CLOSED. 

Again, please be courteous to everyone and practice physical distancing when enjoying our parks.


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