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City of Portsmouth Prepares to Open Peirce Island Outdoor Pool on June 21

April 15, 2021

At the City Manager’s direction, the Recreation Department and DPW have worked with City Health Officer Kim McNamara to make several adjustments to the Peirce Island Outdoor Pool and bathhouse facility to allow the pool to open, by reservation, for the summer season, June 21 through August 20, 2021. The pool will be open from 11 am to 6 pm, seven days a week.


City Council Accepts $10,000 Grant from National League of Cities for Leadership in Community Resilience Program

March 30, 2021

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected the City of Portsmouth and its collaboration with the NH Coastal Adaptation Workshop (NHCAW) as one of eight communities to participate in the national 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) program. NLC has awarded a $10,000 grant to the City to support engagement with NHCAW and residents and for new research, training and education materials.


Recreation Department Hosts Easter Bunny Drive-Thru Sat. Apr 3

March 26, 2021

The Portsmouth Recreation Department has received word from the Easter Bunny that he will make a personal appearance at the Connie Bean Center (155 Parrott Avenue) for an Easter drive-through event on Saturday, April 3, 2021, rain or shine.

The free event is designed for Portsmouth families with children aged from pre-K through the fourth grade.


City Council Plans Site Walk of Peverly Hill Road Proposed "Complete Streets" Project on Apr 3

March 24, 2021

The City Council has scheduled a site walk of the Peverly Hill Road proposed Complete Streets improvement project on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10 am. The purpose of the meeting is a follow-up to the public information meeting held via Zoom on February 17, 2021. The on-site meeting gives property owners an additional opportunity to see and discuss the project limits and easements that will be necessary along the roadway corridor.