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Recreation

Office Hours:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays
Phone: (603) 924-8080

MISSION STATEMENT:
"We are committed to providing the best possible recreation experience for all children, teens, adults, and senior citizens in the Town of Peterborough."
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Come join our team!  We're hiring seasonal employees!

Recreational Maintenance Workers (age 18+) start at $13.52/hour

Send your application to lbetz@peterboroughNH.gov
 or call (603) 924-8080 for more details.

We have been interviewing and would love to meet you!
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*7/9/21:  Swimming Lessons will be offered at Adams Pool starting July 19th!

Each session is one week long, held 5 days a week, with no make-up days if thunder forces a cancellation.

Progressive order of swimming lessons:
Tiny Tots
Pre-Swimmers
Learning basics
Building Skills
Advanced Swimmer

Descriptions of each level, dates, times, and fees can all be found here: Swimming Lessons 2021 
Register on our website: www.peterboroughrec.com or by calling us at 924-8080.

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Cunningham Pond and Adams Pool are both open this summer!

Cunningham Pond is now open. 
Stickers are required for parking in the lot from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Residents may get their stickers by mail or in person at the PRD office, 64 Union St.

Stickers may be obtained:
1) by mail, or
2) in person, either inside the office any weekday from 8:30 - 4:30.
Details can be found at our Recreation Facilities page.

Adams Pool is now open (through mid-August).
Residents may purchase season pool passes, or may pre-pay for visits with our new punch pass system.
Non-residents may pre-pay for visits with the new punch pass system.
Daily Admission for those who do not want multiple visits will be $2/resident; $8 non-resident.
Information about Pool Memberships can be found here: Pool Memberships

*Pool & Splash Pad hours are changing Sat. 7/17.
We are adjusting weekend hours based upon both the traffic flow we have been seeing and lifeguard availability.
On weekdays beginning Mon. July 19th, we will be closing Open Swim at 4pm to accommodate swimming lessons.

Pool Hours *effective 7/17/21
Monday through Friday
Swim Team (M thru Th)…………….7:00 – 8:30am
                             (F)…………….6:30 – 7:30am
Adult Lap Swim……………………….9:00 – 10:00am
Open Swim…………………… …..10:30am – 4:00pm
Swimming Lessons…………………….4:00 – 6:15pm
Swim Team……………………………….6:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Adult Lap Swim…………………………12:00 – 1:00pm
Open Swim……………………………….. 1:15 – 6:15pm
       

                              Splash Pad Hours *effective 7/17/21
Monday through Friday………….…10:30am – 6:15pm  
Saturday and Sunday…………………12:00pm – 6:15pm

More information on both facilities can be found at our Recreation Facilities page
and in this Pond/Pool brochure
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Please join us in welcoming our new Program Coordinator, Julia Chidester!
Julia comes to us from the ConVal School District where she was a middle school math teacher at South Meadow School.
Julia has undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Political Science
and a graduate degree in Education Leadership.
In addition to being a teacher, Julia has worked for six years in leadership roles
in multiple recreation departments including Peterborough.
She is most interested in expanding programming for youth and teens.
In her spare time Julia likes to exercise, kayak, garden, and spend time with her husband and pets.
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Adams Playground is open to the public.  
 
1) The area is not cleaned outside of normal measures and it is not sanitized. Cautiously play at your own risk.

2) Hand sanitizing stations are at the three entrances.

3) If you are not feeling well, please do not come and play. Wait until you feel better - for your sake as well as for the sake of others.

4) Face masks are recommended when social distancing is not possible.

5) Please wear a face mask when indoors at the restrooms across the street.

6) Stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible.

7) If it looks like it is getting crowded, please come back on another day/time.

8) Caregivers are responsible for supervising children and making sure guidelines are followed.

9) Please wash hands before and after playing at the Playground.

10) Bring your own water bottles for the water fountains are not installed due to COVID-19.
  
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Peterborough Recreation Department Facilities
Details about our facilities and reservation fees can be found at Recreation Facilities.
Call us to inquire about facility usage: (603) 924-8080.
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** For information about our current programs and facilities please visit our website: www.peterboroughrec.com.
Follow Peterborough, NH Recreation Department on Facebook!
 
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Our department website allows customers to register for programs online!
Please visit www.peterboroughrec.com to open an account and view available programs & activities.

After registering, you can print a registration form and mail it to us with a check, or pay online with MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

Please call us at 924-8080 if you need any assistance.
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