Past Programs

2019 Recreation

Children Grades 1 - 8 Joined the Recreation Dept in Flag Football!

FlagFootballPicPortsmouth Recreation Department's inaugural year of flag football was offered to grades 1 through 8 and everyone (including parents) loved it!  Look for more of this in the future.

Glen Farm enjoyed its 2nd Annual HARVEST HAYRIDE

Harvest hayride

Summer 2019

The Recreation Department held the "Best of Both" Camp with Tuesdays and Thursdays at Glen Park and Mondays and Wednesdays at Sandy Point Beach.  Fridays were for field trips!  Camp was sold out!  Starting date was June 18 with an ending date of August 23, and parents could choose weeks or days (with a 3-day minimum per week).


"My 9-year-old and 5-year old were first-timers at the Portsmouth Recreation Camp this summer, And I am so glad I did! My children LOVED IT!!

Both children made several new friends, and enjoyed the daily games organized by the counselors, who were extremely energetic and organized. The program did a good job at keeping the kids engaged and having a good time all day, every day. They had ample water time/activities, beach activities, arts & crafts, as well as great nature walks and sports activities at the Glen Park. 

The director Wendy Bulk is highly professional and did a fantastic job of running a successful camp and hiring a great staff. I felt that my children were safe and well-cared for at the Portsmouth Summer Camp.  All in all, it was a score for mom and fun for my little ones!

I highly recommend the Portsmouth Recreation Camp, and we look forward to returning next summer."

Domenica Hagan

Youth & Teen Friday Nights provided structured FUN on Friday nights from July 12 to August 16.

Swimming and tennis lessons were offered, and a volleyball clinic for freshman through 12th grade girls took place!  It was a busy summer!

National NPolice Night Out 2019ight Out was held on Tuesday, 8/6/19, at town-owned Glen Park.

Representatives from the Portsmouth Police Department and Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department hosted a great night of fun, food, and the Disney movie, "Ralph Breaks the Internet!" Many thanks to (in no specific order) North End Pizza, Rocco's Little Italy, Steve's Famous Pizza, and West Main Pizza for their generous sponsorship!

2018 Recreation

1st Annual Glen Farm Harvest Hayride! October 21, 2018

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


Glen Farm Vacation Camp - April 2018

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!

RecDeptApril2018CampSack Races Glen Farm

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