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.


Join us for February School Vacation Camp!

The Recreation Department is pleased to present an affordable, safe and fun school vacation camp for your Portsmouth child aged 5 through 13!  Space is limited, so reservations are required!  Make yours TODAY before it is filled up. For information on Coggeshall Camp, click the Coggeshall School building; for an application for camp, click the children having fun in the snow!

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Click picture Coggeshall Camp InformationClick picture for Coggeshall Camp Application


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!

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Glen Farm April 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!”

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

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