Parks & Recreation

85 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Maryellen Plante, Chair
603-435-1850 (Pool)


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

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the F.B. Argue Recreation Area will open for the 2016 summer season at 1:00. We will again be asking parents to fill out contact information for their child/children if they are coming to the area without an adult. We will be open Monday – Friday from 12:00 – 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. The Saturday and Sunday hours will be with gate and beach attendants only, NO LIFE GUARDS will be on duty. 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. We are hoping to get more families to use the pool area. 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. We will be offering swimming lessons again this summer.  Registration for swimming lessons will be held at the recreation area from 12-5 beginning on June 21.  We will run three 2 week sessions. You will find more information about swimming lessons and the registration form on the back of this sheet. The lessons will run for 20 minutes to ½ hour each. The dates for the sessions are as follows:

June 27- July 8 daytime 10- 12
July 11 – July 22 night time 5 – 7
August 1- August 12 daytime 10- 12

The daily admission for residents is $0.75 per person or a family season pass may be bought for $40. Daily admission for non-residents is $1.00 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.

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.

The cost for the swimming lessons for residents is $10 per child, not to exceed $30 per family.  The cost for non-residents is $25 per child not to exceed $75.

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.

Level 5 Life guard Readiness: For older students who have strong strokes and have an interest in preparing for possible lifeguard training.

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.


Meeting Minutes

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.