Manchester Recreation Division

The mission of Manchester Recreation is to enhance the quality of life for all Manchester residents. This is accomplished by providing a comprehensive program of recreational opportunities for all ages, ability levels, and provides safe, attractive, well maintained, well managed parks and recreation facilities.


News, Notifications and Cancellations

Due to the forecast this afternoon/evening, the Spruce Street Farmer's Market will be held INSIDE Nathan Hale School's Gymnasium and Cafeteria.



Summer Camp 2024!

Registration for Summer Camp is on Monday, April 8th at 9AM.

For additional information, please see our 2024 flyer here(PDF, 2MB)!

For additional information regarding the RLT program, click here(PDF, 495KB)!

Please note that of the six-weeks of RLT, the first three weeks are mandatory and the remaining three you must attend at least two of the three (but we would LOVE to have you for all of them!)




Cheney Rail Trail Entrance Sign

Manchester, CT - Trails Guide



Facility, Field or Park Use

If you are an athletic organization looking to use/rent a field in Manchester, you will need to complete the below Use Application. If you are an organization looking to hold a special event in Manchester, or use/rent a facility, you will need to complete the Use Application below. Please note that this is an all-inclusive application. Please complete all required fields and include as much detail as possible so that a decision can be made expeditiously.

For facility, field or park use please click the following link for an application:

Use Application



Membership_pass.jpg Manchester Recreation Membership Cards *2024*
Beginning Monday, January 1, 2024, the Town of Manchester Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation has some exciting news just for you… Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, ALL Manchester residents can enjoy a full year of entertainment, relaxation, and family fun – for FREE*! Claim your free Recreation Membership Card and let the adventure begin! Visit one of our locations to either obtain a new recreation membership card, renew your current card, or open a brand-new account and obtain cards for you and your family! With the recreation membership card, you will have access to a wide array of activities, amenities, facilities, and events. Whether you are looking to unwind, stay active, or create lasting memories with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered! See the Winter/Spring 2024 Program and Event Guide for more information on what you have access to!


**The Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation Spring/Summer 2024 Program and Event Guide is here!**



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