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Summer 2021: Due to staffing constraints, there will be no lifeguards at Cunningham Pond.
Cunningham Pond is a "Swim at your own Risk" facility.  

When the Marshall-Thomas Recreation Area was donated to the Town, the residents voted to allow access only to Peterborough residents and their guests.  In 2018, the Town voted to allow non-residents of Peterborough to buy a limited number of summer parking passes.  

Parking permits are mandatory at the Pond from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and will be enforced by the Peterborough Police Department per Town Ordinance 195-19.1.  Violation of this ordinance will result in a $25.00 fine.  For Summer 2021, we will be using the blue 2020 stickers we printed last year but were unable to use. Stickers from all other previous years are no longer valid.

Park Hours and Pond Access:
* The gates will be open Monday morning through Friday evening with no reservations required, unless overcrowding or vandalism becomes an issue. 
Saturday and Sunday will require reservations to secure a spot, with any remaining unreserved spots available first come, first served.  
* Each reservation is $1 and is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. 
* Reservations become available at 8:30am each Monday for the upcoming weekend, and can be made at the bottom of this page or by calling 924-8080 on weekdays between 8:30am - 4:30pm. 
* Reservations must be made by 3:00pm each Friday for the upcoming weekend, so we can get rosters to the pond. 
* Although weekend reservations will be unavailable after 3:00pm Friday, we are leaving the registration information visible so you can see how much space remains and decide whether to take your chances on driving in, if there is enough room.
* Reservations will only be available for one weekend at a time.  
* A reserved slot will be held for the first 20 minutes only- after that, it may be given to a drive-in, stickered vehicle.
 
 
* We are permitting 25 vehicles per time slot. This season, there will be three time slots.  

How to Get a Sticker:
Proof of Peterborough residency and your car’s registration is 
required to obtain a sticker.  Each sticker is specific to one vehicle, as we write your license plate number on the sticker. Please place the sticker on the inside, lower right front windshield of your car (the passenger side). The first sticker per Peterborough household is free; each subsequent sticker issued to that household is $10.

 
Stickers can be obtained in two ways:
1)  By mail:  You can send a pre-addressed and stamped envelope, along with a photo copy of your car’s registration and your driver’s license, to the Peterborough Recreation Department,  64 Union St, Peterborough, NH 03458.  Please include a phone #, in case we have questions.  We will mail your sticker back to you and then shred the copy you mailed.
2)  In person:  
    *In-person Indoors:  Stickers may be obtained indoors any time our office is open: weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm.  The office is located at 64 Union Street.

    *In-person Outdoors:  Stickers will be issued from a picnic table outside the office at 64 Union St. at specific times.
We will post outdoor sticker hours a week at a time, based upon need.  For this week, the hours are:

Wed. June 9, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday June 11, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
In the case of bad weather during outdoor sticker time, we will be issuing stickers from the PRD meeting room, 64 Union St, limiting the number of people coming indoors at any one time. 



Reservations for Saturdays and Sundays (and the Monday of Memorial Day Weekend)
* Reservations for Sat/Sun time slots must be made by noon each Friday so we can get the reservation rosters to the Pond.  There is a $1 reservation fee that is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date.  See time slots at the bottom of this page.  A reserved spot will be held for the first 20 minutes only- after that, it may be given to a drive-in, stickered vehicle.  Drive-ins will also be allowed to fill unreserved weekend spaces, if available.  
 

The reservation is to park in the lot, whether you are swimming, fishing, or boating.  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.  If we need to clear the property due to overcrowding, walk-ins will be the first asked to leave.

How Do I Make a Reservation? 
There are two ways- online at the bottom of this page or by calling the Rec. Dept. (924-8080) weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm.
All transactions will be completed with a debit or credit card.  You will be asked to indicate the number of people in your vehicle.

Weekend reservations are open to all Peterborough residents and those non-residents who have purchased a 2021 non-resident sticker. Reservations will be held for the first 20 minutes.  After that, we will give away unclaimed spots to (stickered) drive-ins.  

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.  

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. 


Amenities
-There is no source for drinking water or refilling water bottles at the pond.
-Beyond 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.
-When staff is on duty, restroom facilities will be open and cleaned regularly. 
-The changing rooms will be locked this year.  Please plan accordingly by changing at home.

-The picnic table and grill area may be reserved for $20/hour by calling the office at 924-8080.

Rental of Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards

We will be offering $5/hour boat rentals when the staff is at the Pond.  Right now, that will be weekends only.  We hope to have enough staff for weekday boat rentals by the end of the school year. 

COVID Self-Screening
Self screen before arriving at the Pond.  Please stay home if you have:
1)     A fever 100.4 degrees or more or other COVID-19 symptoms.
2)     Traveled outside the US in the last 10 days and are not vaccinated
3)     In close contact with a COVID-19  positive person in the last 10 days -exempt if you are fully vaccinated and past the 14 day waiting period


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

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
CPond spaceholder - do not register on this link 
N/A  N/A  Su  08/15/2021
6:00 AM - 6:01 AM

Cunningham Pond
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-19 Sat, 10am to 12:30pm 
N/A  N/A  Sa  06/19/2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
22 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-19 Sat, 1pm to 3:45pm 
N/A  N/A  Sa  06/19/2021
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
20 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-19 Sat, 4:15pm to 6:30pm 
N/A  N/A  Sa  06/19/2021
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
24 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-20 Sun, 10am to 12:30pm 
N/A  N/A  Su  06/20/2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
22 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-20 Sun, 1pm to 3:45pm 
N/A  N/A  Su  06/20/2021
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
20 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
6-20 Sun, 4:15pm to 6:30pm 
N/A  N/A  Su  06/20/2021
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Cunningham Pond
$1.00 Res
25 seat(s) available
Please COVID self screen before going to the pond. Reservation fee is non/refundable. After the first 20 minutes of your reservation, your reservation will become accessible to drive-ins.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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