Portsmouth Recreation Department,  Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Mission Statement

On behalf of the Portsmouth Recreation Department we are pleased to offer you another season of fun and exciting programs. Our goal is to continue to offer a wide variety of recreational activities for the community. Our department thanks you for your continuous support and looks forward to seeing you all in a program soon.

General Information



Recreation Locations and Programs

  • Spinnaker Point Center
  • Connie Bean Center
  • Programs
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Senior Services
  • Boat Launch
Spinnaker Point Recreation Center
Operation Hours:
30 Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth, NH Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: (603) 766-1483 & (603) 766-1484 Fax: (603) 766-1485 Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving, Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas day, close at 5:00 pm on New Year's Eve. For the latest class schedule click here, and for Fees click here

Cancellation Form Direct Payment


To see an inside look of Spinnker Point Recreation Center, please view the below video.

The Recreation Center Features:

  • Full court gymnasium
  • Indoor track 1/12 a mile with rubberized flooring
  • Expanded cardiovascular room: treadmills, lifecycles, elliptical machines, Stairmaster and rowing.
  • Separate weight room with free weights.
  • 50 foot, four lane pool, hot tub and steam room.
  • Saunas in both men and women locker rooms.
  • Variety of programs and classes.
Spinnaker Point Recreation Center Policies:
  • Please use the parking lot adjacent to the recreation center .
  • (All parking on street in front of the center is for condo owners ONLY).
  • The Recreation Center is for only those 18 years of age or older and out of high school.
  • Children are not allowed in the recreation center.
  • For the safety of all guests, please observe and follow all weight room, pool and locker room rules.
  • Portsmouth resident daily fee is $5.00 and a non-resident is $10.00

Connie Bean Community Center
155 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH
Tel: (603) 427-1547 and (603) 427-1563.
Operation Hours:
Monday - Thursday3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 3: 00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Connie Bean Community Center is primarily a youth center geared for children of all ages. The Center is used after school hours and during school vacations to hang out, socialize, play basketball, or participate in recreation sponsored programs and special events. Please feel free to stop by during the operational hours and check out the center. We look forward to seeing you all sometime soon.

For further information: Please contact (603) 427-1548.

Fall/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 Recreation Brochure

To view the latest recreation brochure and to find out what is being offered this season please click here.

Indoor Pool
Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth NH 03801 (Opposite the High School)
Tel : (603) 427-1546

The Indoor Pool is a 25 meter, 6-lane facility with hot tub, handicapped ramp and some stretching and exercise equipment. Half the pool slopes from 3 and-one-half to 5 feet, the other drops from 5 feet to 12 feet. Water temperature is kept between 81 an 82 degrees year-round.
For further information: Please contact (603) 427-1548.

For more information on the Indoor Pool and schedules, please click here


Opening June 26, 2017

  • PLEASE NOTE :We apologize for the last minute change in venue for registration for Session 1 swim lessons; it was unavoidable due to construction.  We understand that some people may not have had an opportunity to register for lessons.  As a result, we will be having a second registration period for lessons from Tuesday, June 20th through Thursday, June 22nd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Registration is open to both residents and nonresidents
  • Upcoming Lesson Sign Up, Session 2: "Lesson sign up for Session 2 will be held on Tuesday, July 11th, through Thursday, July 13th, at the Outdoor Pool. Portsmouth residents may sign up will be on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM. Residents and nonresidents may sign up on Thursday starting at 9:15 AM and continuing until lessons are full."

Outdoor Pool Information


Phone: (603) 433-0039 *
Email: outdoorpool@cityofportsmouth.com

* If you need to contact the outdoor pool before June 22, please email outdoorpool@cityofportsmouth.com

Originally built in 1937 and fully refurbished in 2003, the Peirce Island Pool is the perfect place to spend a hot, sunny summer afternoon. With a length of 100 yards, a width of 33 yards and a gently sloping depth from 18 inches to six feet, it provides space for every age and ability.

Senior Services
Senior Activity Center at 100 Campus Drive (Community Campus), Portsmouth

Senior Coordinator Information Brinn Chute, Senior Services Coordinator, for more information and the latest newsletter please click here.

Senior Transportation Informational Flyer

Tel: (603) 610 - 4433, email: bchute@cityofportsmouth.com

Peirce Island Boat Launch
Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Recreation Department will be staffing the Peirce Island Boat Launch
beginning in May for the Spring/ Summer/ Fall boating season.
For more information: Please call Spinnaker Point Adult Recreation Center at 766-1483.
Residents of Portsmouth are entitled to a season pass and full access to the Peirce Island Boat Launch FREE OF CHARGE. Residents must show Proof of Residency: A driver's license with their current street address and boat registration


1. Kayaks, canoes and any other non-motorized water craft. $10.00 per launch
2. Motorized, jet skis and/or sail boat. $20.00 per launch
3. Commercial Boat $30.00 per launch
4. 2015 Season Pass $150.00 per season