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 

Dog leash signage

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 Programs-

3-4 Girls Rec.
2015-2016 Rec. Youth Basketball Program-                                                                           Who: Children in grades 1-6                               When: Saturday’s; November 14- January 16 (No basketball 11/28 or 12/26)                       Where: Idlehurst Gym & Middle School Gym       Time: Subject to change please see parent info form below                                                          Early Bird Fee (Register by Sept. 30th)       $45 residents/ $55 non-residents        Fee (After Sept. 30th)                                     $60 residents/ $70 non-residents                   *Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 30th                                                                                                                                                                       2015-2016 Youth Basketball Registration Form                                                                                Youth Basketball Parent Info
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2016 Biddy Basketball Program-                                             
Biddy Bball pic1Who: Children ages 3-6                                   When: Saturday’s; January 30-March 5          Where: Idlehurst Gym & Flanagan Center Gym   Time: 3/4 year olds: 8:00-8:50 a.m.                            5/6 year olds: 9:00-9:50 a.m.              Early Bird Fee (Register by Dec. 4th) $45 residents/ $55 non-residents                       Fee (After Dec. 4th) $60 residents/ $70 non-residents                                     **Registration deadline is Friday, January 8th
Youth Travel Basketball-    This program is for children in grades 3-6 who are currently enrolled in our Saturday morning Recreation program. Tryouts will be held as necessary. Please click the link below to access our parent letter to learn more about this program.  Below are the key dates for opening week of travel basketball. All practices and home games will be played at Idlehurst Elementary unless otherwise noted. A schedule will be provided once teams have been selected.
boys picMonday, November 30th- Boys Open Gym 
3/4 Boys- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
5/6 Boys- 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1st- Girls Open Gym 
3/4/5 Girls- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2nd- Boys Tryout 
3/4 Boys- 6:00-7:30 p.m.
5/6 Boys- 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 3rd- Girls Tryout 
    3/4/5 Girls- 6:00-7:30 p.m.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Candy Cane HuntFlashlight Candy Cane Hunt-                      Who: Ages 3+                                                When: Friday, December 11th                       Where: Millennium Park- 99 Stackpole Road     Time: Hunt begins at 6:30 (When Santa arrives)  Cost: Free!! 
Bring your flashlight and a bag to help collect the candy canes nestled throughout Millennium Park. This is a wonderful free event for our community and a great way to kick off the holidays with family and friends. Cocoa and cookies will be provided while waiting for Santa to arrive upon a fire truck. Once Santa arrives the hunt begins! Please note children must be accompanied by an adult for this event.  Supplies are limited.    
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Save the Date! 
Thursday, February 11th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Idlehurst Elementary Cafe
**Stay tuned, more information to come!

-Community Happenings-


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

Attention: The Splash Pad is now closed for the season. Thank you so much for another wonderful summer! 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 Mid-June 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 . Millennium Contract

– 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 –


SAU 56 Website

Somersworth Youth ConnectionMiddle School- 603-692-2126/ Idlehurst Elementary- 603-692-2435

Somersworth Festival Association- 603-692-5869 or



Somersworth Baseball Website

  • Little League – Greg Guilmette, Vice President- 603-817-3682
  • Babe Ruth – David Witham, President- 603-496-0444

SBR Girls Youth Softball Website

Somersworth Youth Football Website

ROSO Soccer Website

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

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

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