Parks and Recreation (DPW)


The City of Manchester is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community.  If you choose to enjoy one of our city parks at this time, we ask that you and your children practice social distancing and other measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This includes washing your hands frequently and avoiding close contact with others. 

Toward this end, we have CLOSED all playground equipment and hard courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball and soccer mini-pitch).  In accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #17, we have also CLOSED the Derryfield Country Club golf course, disc golf courses, and Crystal Lake Beach through May 4.  Open spaces and trails remain OPEN for exercise and fresh air.  We ask that you use them responsibly.  

Our Mission

To provide quality recreational facilities and programs to serve the public and enhance the quality of life.

Our Vision

To be a progressive agency that meets the recreational and leisure needs of residents while complementing the city’s economic and redevelopment goals.

   Park Ordinances 

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission

Joseph Gallagher, Chairman

Stephen Connors

Sara Beaudry

Kenneth O’Shaughnessy

Michael Dimos

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