Peterborough Recreation Department
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  • 7/31 - The pool and the splash pad will not be open due to the PWSC Pentathlon Swim Meet.  Sunday, Aug 1st, is the make up date in case the event needs to be postponed.

Welcome to the Peterborough Recreation Department

The Peterborough Recreation Department is proud to provide you with our activity registration system and website. To get started please Create an Account with all your household information. The data provided - emergency contacts, medical information, etc. - will help us better serve you. This info will also be automatically placed into your registration forms.

When you’re ready to start registering for activities, be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

 General Contact Information
Recreation Director:  Lisa Koziell-Betz,
Program Coordinator:  Julia Chidester, 
Senior Specialist:
  Gloria Schultz, 

Administrative Assistant:  Lauren Martin,
Administrative Assistant:  
Linda Paris,

Main Office Phone
(603) 924-8080

Physical Address: 64 Union Street, Peterborough, NH 03458

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30pm (except federal holidays)

Contact Information for Senior Programming
PCC Office Phone:  (603) 784-5032
Physical Address:  Peterborough Community Center (PCC), 25 Elm St, Peterborough
Gloria's Office Hours at the PCC:  Variable, but typically M, W, F


Come join our team-
We are hiring seasonal employees!
Recreational Maintenance Workers (ages 18+) start at $13.52/hour

Send your
application to
 or call (603) 924-8080 for more details.


*7/9/21:  Swimming Lessons will be offered at Adams Pool starting July 19th!
Each session is one week long, held 5 days a week, with no make-up days if thunder forces a cancellation.
Progressive order of swimming lessons:
Tiny Tots
Learning basics
Building Skills
Advanced Swimmer

Descriptions of each level, dates, times, and fees can all be found here: Swim Lessons Overview 
Each level then has its own page at this website where you can register online, 
 or call us at 924-8080 if we can help you over the phone.


Cunningham Pond and Adams Pool are both open this summer!

Cunningham Pond is now open! 
Stickers are required for parking in the lot from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend,
regardless of whether you will be swimming, boating, fishing or picnicking.
Residents may get their stickers by mail or in person at
 the PRD office, 64 Union St.

Pond reservations are no longer needed,
but we reserve the right to re-institute reservations during extremely hot weather or if overcrowding develops.

For the 2021 season, we are using the blue 2020 parking 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 in 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.
Each sticker is assigned to one specific vehicle.  We need the license plate # of each vehicle you are stickering.

You are welcome to come inside the Recreation Dept. office (64 Union St.) for stickers any weekday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
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 us at 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 issue you a sticker and mail it back to you.

2) In Person Stickers may be obtained indoors any time our office is open: weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm. 
The office is located at 64 Union Street, next to the ball fields.

Adams Pool is open now through mid-August.
Residents may purchase a season pool pass, or may pre-purchase visits with our new punch pass system.
Non-residents may purchase visits with the punch pass system.
Daily Admission (for those who do not want multiple visits) will be $2/resident; $8 non-resident.
Pool Season Pass and Punch Pass information can be found under Memberships.

7/16/21 Update:  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 about both facilities can be found here
 and in this brochure


Please join us in welcoming our new Program Coordinator, Julia Chidester!
Julia comes to us from the ConVal School District where she was a middle school math teacher at South Meadow School.
Julia has undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Political Science
and a graduate degree in Education Leadership.
In addition to being a teacher, Julia has worked for six years in leadership roles
in multiple recreation departments including Peterborough.
She is most interested in expanding programming for youth and teens.
In her spare time Julia likes to exercise, kayak, garden, and spend time with her husband and pets.

Peterborough's Recreation Committee meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. 
This is a public meeting to which town residents are invited.  Meetings are held under the pavilion in Adams Park, weather permitting. 
The bad weather indoor location is the meeting room adjoining the Recreation office at 64 Union Street.

Members of the public may submit agenda item requests to the Recreation Committee Chair up to two weeks before each monthly meeting. 
Please call the Recreation Department at 924-8080 for the Chair's contact information. 
More information and PRC meeting minutes can be found here.


Adams Playground is open to the public. 

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) Stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible.
6) If it looks like it is getting crowded, please come back on another day/time.
7) Caregivers are responsible for supervising children and making sure guidelines are followed.
8) Please wash hands before and after playing at the Playground.
9) Bring your own water bottles for the water fountains have been disconnected due to COVID-19.
10) Face masks are mandatory when using the public restrooms across the street from the playground.
Have fun, enjoy - but please keep the guidelines in mind and be safe.

We URGE you and all your family members to follow social distancing guidelines
to keep our community healthy!

Hesitating to register for a program? 

It remains our practice to offer a full refund to anyone who needs to cancel a program registration
before the program begins. 
Anyone who attends an initial session and decides the program is not right for them
can also receive a refund if they notify us right away that they are dropping out.

Please feel free to speak with us directly about your concerns!  We are here to help!