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.

A big SHOUT OUT to the fabulous NEWPORT TENT COMPANY who is making our "Best of Both" Summer Camp even better!  Thank you!


"Best of Both" Summer Camp 2019 is Coming!

Summer is almost here and your child, ages 5 - 13, is going to love the Recreation Department's "Best of Both" Summer Camp!  Summer Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays spent at sandy & sunny Sandy Point Beach; Tuesdays & Thursday at historic & pastoral Glen Park! Toss in several local & affordable field trips throughout. Add "theme" weeks. Thursday "make your own pizza day." (And you get a dessert!)

You can find the Camp Application & Welcome Packet here!  Sign up soon!  Space will go quickly.

Contact Recreation Director Wendy Bulk with questions or concerns!

Glen Farm Special Events Field

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

Start by reading the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and filling out the Glen Farm Special Events Field Application.  Find it under "Quick Links" on the right!

Past Recreation Department Events

Glen Farm Harvest Hayride!

This FREE event was hosted by the Town on October 21, 2018!


Glen Farm April 2018 Vacation Camp

The Recreation Department hosted a first ever Glen Farm April vacation Camp at the newly renovated Leonard Brown House!  This camp reached full attendance. We had a great time!

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


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