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Derry Parks & Recreation
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Eric Bodenrader
Parks & Recreation Director
Recreation Coordinator
Recreation Program Assistant
Veterans Hall
31 West Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-6136
(603) 432-6758
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
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Parks & Activities Updates

Derry Holiday Parade and Very Derry Holiday! Click Here for more information!
Gather with your family, friends, and neighbors for a community tradition that has lasted in Derry for over 25 years.

Winter Basketball Registration ends on Friday, November 13, 2015. This program is for youth age 4 through 18 (High school Seniors). For online registration click here!

Did you see us at a recent volunteer or job fair? If so, please click here for more information.

Please check back for additional updates. For more information please call the Recreation office at (603) 432-6136
This information was updated 11/16/2015 at 4:22PM

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Fun at Derry's Local Parks
The tennis courts (4) are OPEN for the season.
The pavilion and playgrounds (2) are OPEN for the season
Rentals and yoga classes will continue as scheduled  
The Lodge is now CLOSED for Winter Hours
28 Pierce Ave in Derry
(603) 537-9205
Alexander-Carr Park and Lodge is located at the end of Pierce Ave and is situated behind Parkland Medical Center. This facility is home to many Recreation programs including our Adult Yoga and Senior Citizen Luncheons. This park also has a small playground, walking trails, and tennis courts! During the winter months, this park is commonly referred to as "the sledding hill."  A concession stand is open during operating hours. For a schedule of tentative hours please contact the Lodge at (603) 537-9205. Normal days of operation are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday/School vacation from December through Mid-March (weather permitting).
For more information on scheduled programs or how to rent this facility for your special event, please contact the Recreation office at (603) 432-6136 or click here!

SplashPad is CLOSED for the season
14 Humphrey Rd Derry, NH
(603) 432-6078

Don Ball Park is located on Humphrey Road off By Pass 28. This is home of the Town's most active park, and includes the towns largest playground with swings, slides, and ample running space. The numerous athletic fields located at this park include two practice fields, a game only field, a softball field, and baseball diamond. The playground and fields are open weather permitting throughout the year. The parks SplashPad is now closed but will reopen weather permitting in June 2016.

Waterfront & Concession Stand is CLOSED for the Season
39 Pond Road Derry, NH
(603) 432-6136
Gallien's Town Beach is Derry's waterfront area located on Beaver Lake on the corner of route 102 and Pond Road. This is a gated facility open to Derry residents and their guests only. Nestled into the beautiful scenery the beach is the perfect spot to cool off. Lifeguards are on duty for swimming, the concession stand is available to purchase food and drinks, and the park is open for picnicking, fishing, and launching non- motorized boats. Kayak, canoe, and paddle boat rentals are also available to patrons.

All athletic courts are OPEN for the season
Waterfront is CLOSED- No Lifeguards on Duty, swim at your own risk
Concession Stand is CLOSED
4 Rollins St Derry, NH
(603) 432-6136
The Waterfront and Concessions Stand is now CLOSED for the season but there is still so much to do at Hood Park. Enjoy fall activities at the park including fishing, shuffle board courts, newly resurfaced basketball and hockey courts, a playground, picnicking, and the Dana Ball Tennis court. Evening lights are now off for the season.

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the Recreation office at (603) 432-6136. Thank you!

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Our Mission


To meet the needs of an increasingly diversified community, for safe, productive and educational recreational programs, services, and events.

The Department is committed to providing citizens of all ages and demographics with the opportunity to participate in a variety of community programs, athletic leagues and activities.  We believe it is imperative to maintain open communications and ongoing rapport with all athletic, civic and private organizations and human services agencies, to effectively collaborate to refine our goals and objectives and make better use of Town resources.  


To continue to provide quality services and achieve high standards in maintaining the Town’s parks, recreation areas, playgrounds, and ball fields. To provide safe recreational environments and conditions for public use.  To continue adopt-a-field initiatives and collaborations with athletic leagues, civic organizations and businesses to fund facility improvements.