Recreation Department

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Mission Statement


The Portsmouth Recreation Department is dedicated to promoting and supporting the health and well-being of all citizens by providing quality recreation and leisure programs.

Our mission is to offer recreational experiences which integrate spirit, mind, and body, develop a sense of community and belonging, and enhance the overall quality of life in Portsmouth.

Sign up NOW for Sandy Point Beach & Glen Farm Summer Vacation Camp!

Sack Races Glen Farm“Sack races are so much fun at April vacation camp ....don’t forget to register for summer camp!”

The Portsmouth Recreation Department is very excited to announce that we are NOW ACCEPTING 2018 SUMMER CAMP APPLICATIONS!!!

This fun camp will see campers spending some weekdays at Sandy Point Beach and othesandyptbeachrs at Glen Farm. Review more details in the Summer Welcome letter

Make sure you fill out your application and mail it per the instructions right away! These camps fill up quickly so secure your child's spot today.

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If you have questions, call or email Rec Director Wendy Bulk.  

Now, instead of writing a check and mailing your payment with the application, use the convenience and safety of PayPal to pay!  

Fee Schedule

Other Recreation Department Events

Glen Farm April Vacation Camp

The Recreation Department is hosting a first ever Glen Farm April vacation Camp at the newly renovated Leonard Brown House!  This camp has reached full attendance.  If you or your child are attending, please read the "Welcome Letter to Campers and Parents" for more information on what to bring and what activities will take place!

Looking to Rent the Glen Farm Special Events Field for YOUR Next Event?

Start by reading the Standard Operating Procedures and filling out the Glen Farm Special Events Field Application!

2018 Egg Hunt at the Leonard Brown House!  What a blast!

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