Parks & Recreation

Somersworth Parks and Recreation Department offers a diversity of programs for all ages to meet the needs of residents and non-residents. The Recreation Department encourages wholesome and healthful use of leisure and recreation for the citizens of Somersworth. We hope you will discover and participate in many of the programs, events and trips that we offer.

Attention: All Dog Owners 

Please be aware that the City of Somersworth has a leash law that prohibits dogs from running at large. It is also required that all owners be prepared and clean up their dog’s excrement expeditiously in any public place or upon the property of any other person. 

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-Upcoming Events-


Candy Cane Hunt

 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt                                                                  For anyone who still believes! Bring your flashlight and a bag to help collect the candy canes nestled throughout Millennium Park. There will be cocoa and cookies to enjoy while awaiting Santa Claus to arrive upon a fire truck. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for this event.                                                                                    Who: Ages 3+                                                                                        When: Friday, December 12th                                                                  Where: Millennium Park, 99 Stackpole Road                                                                                     Time: The Hunt begins at 6:30 Sharp!!                                                                                                Cost: FREE!

 -Upcoming Programs-

Basketball websiteYouth Basketball 
This 8-week recreational program is designed to focus on the fundamentals, skill development, sportsmanship, and a better understanding of basketball for boys and girls in 1st grade through 6th grade.

Who: Children in grades 1-6                                                                   When: Saturdays, November 15- January 10                                           Where: Idelhurst & Somersworth Middle School Gymnasiums                                                           Times: 1st & 2nd Grade: 8-8:50 a.m.                                                                                                              3rd & 4th Grade: 9-10:25 a.m.                                                                                                            5th & 6th Grade: 10:30-Noon                                                                                                 Cost: *Please make checks payable to the City of Somersworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Early Bird Fee                                                                                                    (Register by Friday, October 31 to receive the early fee)                                                                                    $45 Residents/ $55 Non-residents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee                                                                                                                  (Registration Deadline is Wednesday, November 12)                                                                                      $60 Residents/ $70 Non-residents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Youth Basketball Registration Form 2014-2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Youth Basketball Flyer 2014-2015

Idlehurst Elementary Gymnasium
8:00-8:50 a.m. 1st Graders (ALL)2nd Graders (ALL) **Please note the change in location**
9:00-10:25 a.m. 3rd & 4th Grade (GIRLS)
10:30-Noon 5th & 6th Grade (GIRLS)
Somersworth Middle School Gymnasium
9:00-10:25 a.m. 3rd & 4th Grade (BOYS)
10:30- Noon 5th & 6th Grade (BOYS)









Youth Basketball Picture Day is Saturday, December 13. This year you can create your own package online. Click the link below to create your Lifetouch Sports Account.


Travel Basketball                                                                                                                         This program is designed for boys and girls in grades 3-6. In order to be eligible to play Travel Basketball for the Somersworth Teams, players MUST be participating in our Youth Basketball League on Saturday mornings. There is a separate $50 fee to participate in this program.

Tryouts (@ Idlehurst Gymnasium):                                                                                                  Monday, Dec. 1 & Wednesday, Dec. 3                                                                                           3/4 Girls- 6:00-7:25                                                                                                                        5/6 Girls- 7:30-9:00                                                                                                             Tuesday, Dec. 2 & Thursday, Dec. 4                                                                                           3/4 Boys- 6:00-7:25                                                                                                                       5/6 Boys- 7:30-9:00

Biddy Basketball                                                                                                                             This program is designed for boys and girls ages 3-4 and 5-6 and will be broken into 2 different groups. This instructional program focuses on introducing the basic fundamentals of basketball through fun beginner drills and games.

Who: Girls and Boys ages 3-4 and 5-6                                                                                         When: Saturdays, January 24- February 28                                                                                      Where: Idlehurst Gynmasium                                                                                                         Times:                                                                                                                                                 Biddy Ball (Ages 3-4): 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Bigger Biddy Ball (Ages 5-6): 10:00-11:00 a.m.           Cost:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Early Bird Fee                                                                                                     (Register by Monday, January 5 to receive the early fee)                                                                               $45 Residents/ $55 Non-residents                                                                                                                       Fee                                                                                                                    (Registration Deadline is Thursday, January 22)                                                                                        $60 Residents/ $70 Non-Residents

Check out the new Splash Pad located at Noble Pines Park!

Attention: The Splash Pad is now closed and will re-open in summer 2015, thanks for another great season!! For any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Kristen Ducharme- 603-692-9508.

Come beat the summer heat with Somersworth’s new and highly anticipated Splash Pad. The Splash pad will be open daily starting on June 14th through Labor Day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, weather permitting.

Please be sure to check out the Splash Pad rules and regulations before coming to the park:                                                                                          Somersworth Splash Pad

 Looking for a private park rental for a function or party?!

Millennium Park is available for private one-day or two-day rentals on weekends from April to October. The park offers a softball field with lights, 12 horseshoe pits, 2 volleyball courts, electricity, bathroom facilities, 3 barbecue grills, a covered pavilion with 8 picnic tables, a small play structure and large parking lot. For more information on pricing and availability, call  (603)-692-9508 .

- Recreation Contacts -

City Hall Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registrations for all programs, events, and trips can be made in person at the Recreation Office located in City Hall. All registrations must include payment- please call before mailing a payment to ensure space is available. If we are not available in the office there is a drop box located across the hall for your convenience.

Recreation Staff-

Stein Park

Stein Park

Recreation Supervisor:
Kristen Ducharme    603-692-9508

Mailing Address-

Somersworth Recreation Department
One Government Way
Somersworth, N.H. 03878

 – Additional Points of Contact -

Somersworth Baseball Website

Little League – TBD

Babe Ruth – David Witham, President- 603-496-0444

SBR Girls Youth Softball Website

Somersworth/Rollinsford/Berwick Youth Softball – Mark McGuire, President- 603-973-4148 or

Somersworth Youth Football Website

Somersworth Youth Football – Tom McHugh – 603-235-8514 or

ROSO/Youth Soccer- Mike Hill- 603-969-7715

Somersworth Hockey (Somersworth Lions Club)- Peter Houde, Club President- 603-834-3420 or