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9/8/2020:  Cunningham Pond Fall Schedule:

Thanks to the support of the Peterborough Recreation Committee and wonderful resident volunteers, the pond will remain open on a limited basis- only on Thursday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday evenings- through Sunday October 11th.
*If we close the pond due to weather, we notify everyone with reservations.  If you do not have a reservation, please be aware that we may decide to close the pond if it is raining or cool.

Parking remains limited to 15 vehicles.

Boat rentals are no longer available,
though you are welcome to bring your own.

Reservations can be made online (scroll to the bottom of this page) or by calling the Rec. Dept. at 924-8080 weekdays between 8:30am - 4:30pm. 

Reservation time slots:
   Thursdays, 2:30pm - 6:00pm
   Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm - 6:00pm


* Reservations for each time slot must be made by 4:00pm on the previous day.  
* You may arrive and depart at any time within the time slot you have reserved.  
* All reservations will be available first come, first served and cannot be held without payment.  
* If you see on the website that the slots are not full on the current day (ie: you inquire on Thursday the 10th about any openings on Thursday the 10th), please call the office and we can add you in manually.


Spontaneous admission without reservations, if space allows:
We are continuing the opportunity from 5:00pm - 6:00pm on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays when Peterborough residents may take their chances on being admitted to the pond if space allows.

 

1) Proof of Peterborough residency and photo ID required (driver's license).
2) Attendees will be screened for COVID-19, like those with reservations.
3) Because reservations are not required for this option, if the lot is at capacity (currently 15 patron vehicles), you will not be allowed in. Because this opportunity is not a reservation, admission is not guaranteed.
4) In the case of bad weather, please be aware we may close early.

Each Monday at 8:30am we will open up reservations for the upcoming Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  

The reservation is for a vehicle to park in the lot, though we will not be restricting the number of people in each vehicle. Cars, minivans and SUVs are permitted; no vans, buses or RVs allowed. Although there is no parking on Cunningham Pond Road, anyone living nearby who can walk to the beach may enter on foot for no charge. Walking and bicycle riding patrons are asked to arrive through the main gate for COVID-19 screening before entering. No drop-offs are allowed please.  If we need to clear the property due to overcrowding, walk-ins will be the first asked to leave.


A debit or credit card is needed to complete your reservation. 
You will be asked 1) the number of people you expect to be in your vehicle, and 2) your license plate #. 
* Please present your receipt (printed or on your phone) to be admitted. 
Please read further for details about refunds.

Reservation Fees and Refund Policy:

* The fee to reserve a parking spot is $8 per time slot. 
* If you keep your reservation, $7 will be refunded directly to your card within 3 business days. 
* If the PRD decides to close the pond due to extreme weather (extended rain or extended electrical storms), we will notify those with reservations and will credit their account the entire $8 to be used for another date.
* If you do not keep your reservation when the pond is open, no refunds will be issued.
* Account credits from weather-cancelled summer reservations may be used to book fall reservations.  After Oct. 11th, accounts with remaining credit will be issued a refund check.  

How Do I Make a Reservation? 
There are two ways- online at this page or by calling the Rec. Dept. (924-8080) weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm.

All transactions will be conducted with a debit or credit card.  You will also need to indicate the number of people in your vehicle and your license plate #.
Reservations are open to all Peterborough residents.  Also, the non-residents who purchased a summer 2020 access pass before the COVID-19 restrictions began will be allowed access to the reservation system.  Reservations are not guaranteed to anyone and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
A) Online Reservations: 

   1) At the bottom of this page, find the listing for the day and time slot you would like to reserve.  The number of available "seats" can be seen on the far right, or you can click on View Registration Eligibility.  
   2) Log In to Register.  If you do not yet have an account, you can open one now.  If you have previously made an account and cannot log in, please reset your password or contact us instead of creating a new account.
   3) Pay online with a debit or credit card.  Print your receipt or save it on your phone to show the gate attendant when you arrive. 

B) Phone Reservations:  
Call the office at 924-8080 weekdays between 8:30am - 4:30pm and we can help you over the phone with a debit or credit card.  You will receive an email receipt immediately.  Print your receipt or save it on your phone to show the gate attendant when you arrive.


Available Amenities
Bring your own toys, life jackets and water bottles. 
  There is no source for drinking water or refilling water bottles at the pond.   Beyond your own Type III Coast Guard approved life jackets, other flotation devices such as floaties, noodles and aqua-wings are not allowed. 
The raft will not be placed in the water this year.
Restroom facilities will be open and are cleaned regularly, but the changing rooms will be locked.  Please plan accordingly by changing at home.


COVID-19 Screening 
At the gate, drivers will be screened
by PRD staff for the following COVID-19 related questions per the "Safer at Home" directive issued by the Governor.


  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

  • Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?

  • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?

  • Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?

  • Have you had any new changes in your sense of taste or smell?


Anyone turned away at the gate due to COVID-19 concerns will be issued a complete $8 credit to use on another day.

The wearing of masks is highly recommended.  Social distancing of 6 feet or more is required.

Please keep in mind that these rules have been established for your safety.  If at any time the current rules are not followed, your privilege of using the pond may be denied.  Please check rules frequently on this webpage as they may change. 

Please call us if you have additional questions: 924-8080.



Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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10-1, Evening~2:30PM to 6PM, (Thur) 
N/A  N/A  Th  10/01/2020
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Cunningham Pond
$8.00 Res
13 seat(s) available
Reservations required to go to Cunningham Pond. No lifeguards - Pond is swim at your own risk.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
10-3 Afternoon ~ 12:30 to 6pm, (Sat) 
N/A  N/A  Sa  10/03/2020
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Cunningham Pond
$8.00 Res
14 seat(s) available
Reservations required to go to Cunningham Pond. No lifeguards - Pond is swim at your own risk.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
10-4 Afternoon ~ 12:30 to 6pm, (Sun) 
N/A  N/A  Su  10/04/2020
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Cunningham Pond
$8.00 Res
14 seat(s) available
Reservations required to go to Cunningham Pond. No lifeguards - Pond is swim at your own risk.
 
  Registration Unavailable
View Registration Eligibility
7-19, Evening~2:45PM to 7PM, (Sun) 
N/A  N/A  Su  07/19/2020
2:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Cunningham Pond
$8.00 Res
0 seat(s) available
Reservations required to go to Cunningham Pond
• Registration is available for Residents from 07/06/2020 8:30 AM to 07/18/2020 4:00 PM.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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