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Recreation Facilities

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 during select hours*
at the PRD office, 64 Union St.

For the 2021 season, we will be using the blue 2020 stickers that were never issued last year.  
We need to see the car’s registration slip with a photo ID when you pick up your sticker. 
If your car’s registration is not from Peterborough, you need to bring something that proves you reside in Peterborough.
The first vehicle per household receives a free sticker.  Each additional sticker for that household is $10/vehicle.
Please bring cash or a check (made out to the Town of Peterborough) with you if you need to purchase additional stickers. 
We need the license plate # of each vehicle you are stickering.  Each sticker is assigned to a specific vehicle.

Residents may obtain their pond stickers in two ways:
1) By Mail:  Mail a self-addressed and stamped envelope along with a copy of your car’s registration to:
Peterborough Recreation Department, 64 Union St, Peterborough, NH 03458.
Please provide a phone number or email, in case we need to reach you with a question.
We can mail a sticker back to you and will shred the copy you sent with your personal information.

2) In Person, at the Peterborough Recreation office- weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm. 
The office is located at 64 Union Street.
  You are welcome to come inside the office for stickers any weekday 8:30am - 4:30pm.

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

Information on Pool Hours and Membership/Punch Pass options can be found here:
Pool Memberships

Adams Pool & Splash Pad hours are changing effective Sat. July 17th.
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 can be found here:
a brochure of details about both facilities

Links to more information can be found on our website homepage:



Please note that because of COVID-19,
Recreation Dept. buildings are available only for very limited uses.

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
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:
*One extra hour's rental is currently being added to each reservation for cleaning.

Kitchen:  $35 up to 4 hours- private rental; $25 up to 4 hours-non-profit fundraiser; $35/hour- commercial use
Dining Room: $35 up to 4 hours- private rental; $25 up to 4 hours- non-profit fundraiser; $35/hour- commercial use
Conference room: $25/hour- private rental; $10/hour- non-profit fundraiser; $35/hour- commercial use
Gym: $35/hour- private rental; $25/hour- non-profit fundraiser; $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.

Adams Park 
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.

         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 highly recommended. Wear one when social distancing is not possible.
         5) Face masks are required when coming indoors to use 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.  The water fountains are not operational due to COVID-19.

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 fundraiser; $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 fundraiser; $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; a diving board; and a zero-depth splash pad with numerous spraying apparatus. 

Adams Pool is usually open from the last day of public school to the second or third week of August, depending on staff availability.  

Marshall-Thomas Recreation Area
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.*  The pond is a "swim at your own risk" facility.

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.

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.

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