The restrooms are now closed, but the porta-potty will remain on site until Sept. 29th.
The Peterborough Recreation Department manages three properties: the Peterborough Community Center, Adams Park, and the Marshall-Thomas Recreation Area at Cunningham Pond.
The Peterborough Community Center
25 Elm Street
With the construction of ADA compliant restrooms, the building has a usage capacity of 300 people. A complete kitchen renovation was completed in March 2015.
Hourly Rental Fees:
Kitchen: $35 up to 4 hours- private rental; $25 up to 4 hours-non-profit organization; $35/hour- commercial use
Dining Room: $35 up to 4 hours- private rental; $25 up to 4 hours- non-profit organization; $35/hour- commercial use
Gym: $35/hour- private rental; $25/hour- non-profit organization; $50/hour- commercial use
Package Deals for Private Rentals:
Birthday Party Special: gym & dining room: $90/ two hours ($15 discount)
Gym, dining room & kitchen:
$125/ two hours ($15 discount)
$150/ three hours ($25 discount)
$175/ four hours ($35 discount)
Click here for a PCC Rental Contract, including policies & procedures.
All rental applicants must also read and sign this Applicant Indemnification and Waiver Agreement.
Some rentals may require a certificate of insurance. If we have told you this is not necessary for your rental purposes, click here for an Attendee Liability Waiver.
71 Union Street
Within the confines of Adams Park are a number of recreational amenities to enjoy. There are two softball fields and a Cal Ripken-sized baseball field, a skate park, four tennis courts which also serve as eight pickleball courts, a basketball court, two gazebos, two Ga-Ga pits, Adams Pool, Adams Playground, and the Peterborough Recreation Department headquarters. We also have a new bike "pump track" available behind the tennis courts.
The gazebos are available first come-first served. If you would like to rent a gazebo (two hour minimum), you are guaranteed its availability for your use.
Gazebo Rental Rates = $20/hour- private rental; $15/hour- non-profit organization; $25/hour- commercial use.
Call the PRD at 924-8080 to check rental availability.
Ballfields (Ecco, Picard, Bishop and Russell fields) can be rented for private use at the following rates:
$20/hour if not made up
$50/hour if made up
plus an additional $75/hour for using the lights
To schedule a fundraiser or tournament play, call (603) 924-8080 to discuss pricing.
When our schedule permits, the meeting room adjoining the Recreation Office at 64 Union Street may be rented as follows: $25/hour- private rental; $20/hour- non-profit organization; $35/hour- commercial use.
Adams Pool underwent a tremendous renovation in 2013. Features include a covered spiral slide into the pool; stairs into the pool for a more gradual entry; a hydraulic Hoyer lift; and a zero-depth splash pad with numerous spraying apparatus.
Marshall-Thomas Recreation Area
115 Cunningham Pond Road
When the Marshall-Thomas Recreation Area at Cunningham Pond was donated to the town, the residents voted at Town Meeting to allow access to Peterborough residents and their guests only. In 2018, the Town voted to allow a limited number of parking stickers to be sold to non-residents.
The pond is a "swim at your own risk" facility.
9/7/22: Stickers are no longer required to park at Cunningham Pond. The restrooms are now locked, but the porta-potty will remain on site until Sept. 29th.
-There is no source for drinking water or refilling water bottles at the pond.
-Cunningham Pond is a pack in/pack out facility.
-Beyond Type III Coast Guard-approved life jackets, other flotation devices such as floaties, noodles and aqua-wings are not allowed.
-When staff is on duty, restroom facilities will be open and cleaned regularly.
-The picnic table and grill area may be reserved for $20/hour by calling the office at 924-8080.
-Dogs may swim in the boat launch area only. Dogs must be leashed when not in the water and must remain under your control at all times. Dogs are only allowed on the grass at the swimming beaches- not in the sand.
Pets are allowed on the grassy areas or the boat ramp area of the pond. Pets must be on a leash when not swimming and are not allowed on the sandy beach.
Pets must remain under their owners' control.