Portsmouth Skatepark is NOW OPEN!

Spring/Summer 2024 Program Guide




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Staff Contact Information

Refund Policy


If Portsmouth Recreation is forced to cancel a program, a full refund will be issued by check by the City of Portsmouth. 

Refund requests must be submitted in writing (email is fine) and will be granted up until two weeks before the start of the program. Refunds are issued in the form of a check and usually take two to three weeks to process. If a request is made within two weeks prior to the start of the program, refunds will be given for medical reasons or if the Recreation Department is able to fill the spot with another participant. A pro-rated refund may be given if the participant attended any sessions.

Refund Request Form

Email to: bsullivan@cityofportsmouth.com

Mail/drop off to:

Brinn Sullivan

Portsmouth Recreation Department

100 Campus Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801


Mission Statement


For a brief video introduction and orientation to the Department, please click here.

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.

Financial Assistance


Portsmouth Recreation is proud to participate in the #areuin? program.

By signing up for the #areuin? card, your student will have access to free or reduced pricing for programs run by the Recreation Department. No need to ask for help each time you want to participate. We note the discount on your account, and it will be automatically applied when you register.
Visit www.areuincard.org to apply.


Residency Policy


For Recreation Department Programming Purposes, the term “resident” shall mean any person who presently is domiciled in the City of Portsmouth or who actually occupies residential property in the City. Any person aged 18 or below shall be considered a resident of the City if either parent or guardian meets the foregoing criteria. A person who owns real estate in the City but does not meet the foregoing definition of the term resident shall not be considered a resident. The determination as to whether any person meets the definition of resident at any time will be made solely by the Recreation Director or his/her designee.