Parks & Recreation

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


Maryellen Plante, Chair (2018)
Marissa McClellan (2020)
David Stasiak (2020)
Lynda Vogt (2019)
Tara Ash (2020)
Sean Asdot (2019)
Robert Giegerich (2019)

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 2018 Opening

On Friday, June 22, the FB Argue Recreation Area will open for the 2018 summer season at 1:00. We will again be asking parents to give us contact information if their child will be coming to the pool alone without an adult. We will be open Monday through Friday 12:00- 5:00 and Saturday and Sunday 1:00- 5:00. The Saturday and Sunday hours may be with gate and beach attendants only. We will not be open nights this summer. All children under the age of 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult on Saturday and Sunday. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will be offering swimming lessons again this summer. Registration will be held at the recreation area. We will run two 2 week sessions and each lesson will run for about ½ hour. The dates for the sessions will be as follows:

  • Session 1 Daytime: Friday, June 29 – Friday, July 13 (No lessons – July 4)
  • Session 2 Nighttime: Monday, July 23 – Monday, August 6 (No lessons – August 3)

The daily admission for residents is $1.00 per person. A family season pass may be bought for $50.00. Daily admission for non-residents will be $1.50 per person. All persons entering the area will be expected to pay. Children under 5 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Said paid adult will be responsible for supervision of the said child.

The cost of swimming lessons for Pittsfield residents will be $15 per child per session ($45 max per family). The cost for non-residents will be $30 per child per session.

Questions can be answered by calling 435-7510 or 435-7457(during hours of operation.

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 the 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 backstroke, breaststroke, 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.


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 specially 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.