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Recreation Facilities

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/hour,  private rental;  $25/hour, non-profit organization;  $35/hour, commercial use
Dining Room: $35/hour, private rental;  $25/hour, 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.

Adams Park 
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, one dedicated tennis court, three tennis courts in total, two dedicated pickleball courts, six pickleball courts in total, a basketball court, two gazebos, two Ga-Ga pits, Adams Pool, Adams Playground, and the Peterborough Recreation Department headquarters.  We also have a bike "pump track" available behind the tennis courts.


The gazebo and pavilion are available first come-first served.  If you would like to rent the gazebo or pavilion (two hour minimum), you are guaranteed its availability for your use.  
Gazebo/Pavilion Rental Rates = $20/hour- private rental; $15/hour- non-profit organization; $25/hour- commercial use (two hour minimum).
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; $30/hour - commercial organization.  

Adams Pool.  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.

-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 for private use 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. Please clean up after your pet.

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