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Programs and Activities

Join organized activities or create your own


Classes | Day Camps | Special Programs | Sports | Volunteering | Your Creation


We continue to assess the safety and viability of activities. Questions? Email us 

The following recreation opportunities are provided by Parks & Rec and its partner organizations:


CLASSES


Sign up for arts & crafts, dance,
photography, science and more!
  • Manchester youth residents
  • Summer, winter, spring vacations
  • Classes, times and age groups vary
     Stay Informed — Follow Us

See Calendar & Register ► 


Get fit at Derryfield Park on
outdoor exercise equipment!
  • Manchester adult residents
  • Spring and fall
  • 9-week sessions, 3 classes/week

Support from AARP and Granite YMCA 

See Calendar & Register ► 


DAY CAMPS


Fill your summer with games, arts
& crafts, swim lessons and more!
  • Manchester residents, ages 6~12
  • Six weeks, July~mid-August

Celebrating 50 years of summer-time fun!

| See Calendar & Register ►


Develop your acting chops in this
week-long youth theater camp 
  • Manchester residents, ages 6~16
  • February school vacation

Produced by Children's Stage Adventures

See Calendar & Register ►


SPECIAL PROGRAMS


Solve mysteries by visiting
parks and trails for clues!
  • Periodically throughout the year
  • Mysteries and locations vary
     Stay Informed — Follow Us

In partnership with Manchester City Library


Test your powers of observation—
find objects hidden in our parks!
  • Themes and locations vary
  • Periodically throughout the year
     Stay Informed — Follow Us

| See Calendar ►


Read pages of children's books as
you walk through parks and trails!
  • Spring, summer and fall
  • Stories and locations vary
     Stay Informed — Follow Us

In partnership with Manchester City Library

| See Calendar ►


Join others for scenic 2~4 mile
pre-mapped walks in Manchester
  • Manchester residents, 18 yrs+
  • 10-week sessions, spring and fall
    *No Fall 2020 due to COVID-19*

See Calendar & Register ►


  • For kids and families
  • February vacation week

In partnership with Office of Youth Services

| See Calendar ►


SPORTS


BASEBALL

Play ball for the home team on 
Manchester park athletic fields!

Teams/leagues run by private organizations


BASKETBALL

  • Manchester residents entering school grades 3~8
  • 8 weeks, July and August

Support from the Rock On Foundation

See Calendar & Register ►


Beech Street School gym

  • Manchester residents, ages 7~18
  • December~March
    *Canceled due to COVID-19*

| See Calendar ►


  • Manchester residents only
  • Two divisions, grades 3~5 and 6~8
  • Part of Winterfest

| See Calendar ►


DISC GOLF

  • Leagues available year-round

In partnership with Queen City Disc Golf


FOOTBALL

Teams/leagues run by private organizations


GOLF

  • Indoor and outdoor lessons
  • Tournaments and leagues
  • Full restaurant and bar
    Derryfield Country Club

Maintained publicly, operated privately


ICE HOCKEY

  • Two divisions, grades 3~5 and 6~8
  • Residents or Manchester school students (public and private)
  • Held in March

See Calendar & Register ►


  • Games at West Side Arena
  • Multiple age groups and skill levels
  • September~March

Teams/leagues run by MRYHA


  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • September~March
  • $7 per player; goalies play for free, cash only please.
    West Side Ice Arena Stick & Puck Hours View Calendar

ICE SKATING

  • Multiple skill levels
  • September~March

Lessons by Southern NH Skating Club


  • September~March
  • $3 children; $5 adults, cash only please.
  • Skates available for rent
    JFK Memorial Coliseum Public Skating Hours View Calendar

SNOW SPORTS

  • Lessons and rentals
  • Racing leagues
  • 9,000 square foot lodge
    McIntyre Ski Area

Publicly-owned, privately-operated


Slide down the traditional hill
on our municipal golf course!

No sledding on other areas of golf course


  • At Derryfield Country Club 
  • Skiers must stay on groomed trails
  • Access is northeast of main parking
  • Allowed when snow cover >6 in.
     Stay Informed — Follow Us

SOCCER

Teams/leagues run by private organizations


SOFTBALL

Teams/leagues run by private organizations


SWIMMING

Lessons taught by NH Swim School


Private organizations; fees apply



TENNIS

  • Serving children ages 6-14 and adults 18+.
  • Spring, summer and fall

In partnership with USTA New England

See Calendar & Register ►


VOLUNTEERING


A partnership between Parks & Rec and you!


Supported by DPW Environmental Protection


YOUR CREATION


Options for individual and group activities include:

  • Ball and Racket Sports
  • Biking and Hiking
  • Boating and Fishing
  • Golfing and Disc Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Ice Hockey/Skating
  • Skiing (downhill and Nordic)
  • Swimming

To get started on your plan, explore our parks, trails and facilities.