Parks & Recreation

85 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
parks@pittsfieldnh.gov
Maryellen Plante, Chair
603-435-7510
603-435-1850 (Pool)

Members

Maryellen Plante, Chair (2018)
Marissa McClellan (2016)
David Stasiak (2017)
Lynda Vogt (2017)
Darrell Wages (2018)
Tara Ash (2018)

Sean Asdot (2018)
* three vacant member opportunities

The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 PM at the Town Hall.

F.B Argue Recreation Area Opening
Town Pool

The F.B. Argue Recreation Area is now open for the 2017 summer season. Hours are Monday-Friday from 12:00-5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Tuesday and Thursday nights during June and July (except for the weeks we are doing night lessons) we will stay open until 7:00 PM for families.

The daily admission for residents is $1.00 per person or a family season pass may be bought for $50. Daily admission for non-residents is $1.50 per person. All persons entering the area will be expected to pay. Children under 5 years old will be admitted free with a paid adult. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult during the night time hours. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult during all of our hours. For more information, please call 435-7457.

Swimming lessons will be offered again this summer. Registration for swimming lessons will be held at the recreation area from 12:00-5:00 beginning on June 23. We will run two-2 week sessions. If there is enough interest, we will run a third session. The lessons will run for 20 minutes to ½ hour each. The dates for the sessions are as follows:
June 30- July 13 daytime lessons;
July 21 – August 3 night time 5 – 7 (night).
The cost for swimming lessons for residents is $15 per child ($45 max per family).

There will be activities during the summer which will be posted at the recreation area. They will include airhead bingo, sand castle building, crafts, book share, volleyball, book walk, and duck hunt. Contact Forest B Argue Recreation Area (after June 21) at 435-7457 with questions.

Swimming Lessons

We will be offering swimming lessons again this summer and will continue with the levels used last summer. All levels will include swimming safety.

The new levels will be as follows:

Level 1 Water Readiness: This level will help preschool and non swimmers feel comfortable in the water. We will do splashing activities to help children put their faces in the water, elephant steps, frog jumps, and floating with support.

Level 2 Float and Go: The children will begin floating and swimming with and without support and learn the arm stroke and flutter kick on their front and back.

Level 3 Stroke and Go: The children will continue to work on arm stroke with water breathing, and will learn elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and back crawl.

Level 4 Endurance and Strengthening: the children will work on previously learned strokes and become stronger and will also learn the side stroke.

To register for swimming lessons please bring the Swimming Lesson Registration Form to the F.B. Argue Recreation Area. Call the recreation area with questions. Please mark the level that you think your child should be in and we will check current skills to place children in the level where they will feel most comfortable.

Links

Meeting Minutes

Name
Parks & Recreation Minutes July 14, 2016
Parks & Recreation Minutes June 7, 2016

Park & Recreation News

Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Help Needed!

Pittsfield Parks and Recreation is looking for members. new members will serve on the Parks & Recreation Committee. Meeting are monthly, second Monday of each month, and an occasional Saturday for Parks & Rec events. If you want to help out so that we can run these programs, please call Minni Plante at 435-7510. We need help if we are to continue to offer programs to the youth of Pittsfield.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pittsfield, NH Parks and Recreation Commission is to work with public and private partners to provide diverse year-round leisure opportunities through the preservation of safe park settings, recreational facilities and affordable programs for the citizens of Pittsfield. The benefits of leisure services are especially designed to meet the physical, mental, cultural, and social needs of our residents and visitors to our community, while enhancing the overall quality of life in Pittsfield.