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The Derry Parks & Recreation has numerous special events planned as well as sponsored throughout the year.  Be sure to click on the event name for a printable flyer or link with more detailed information about the event. For additional information on local, national, and global trips please click here!

For more information on any of these events, please contact the Derry Parks & Recreation office at (603) 432-6136

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Recreation Calendar
Please see the Recreation Calendar of Events for a full list of many more fun and exciting activities available throughout Derry!
Ongoing Activities
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Summer Program Registrations Accepted Starting Today!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Throughout the Summer, the Derry Parks and Recreation Department hosts and sponsors a variety of program and events appealing to children and adults of all ages! For a full listing of summer programs, please visit the 'Programs' section of the Recreation website for registration forms. Continue reading below for list of just SOME of our many special events and trips coming up!

Registrations are accepted at the Recreation Office at 31 West Broadway in Derry. For more information, please contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at (603) 432-6136 or visit the 'Programs' section of this website for summer program registration forms!
June 2014
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Derry Farmers Market: Opening Day!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 3:00pm- 6:00pm
1 West Broadway, Derry

Located in it's original downtown Derry location on the Benson Lumber & Hardware Property! The market will continue to take place every Wednesday throughout the summer and will conclude on Wednesday, September 24th. The market will take place rain or shine. For additional information, please contact the market director at (603)434-8974.
Don Ball Park & Splashpad Open for the Season
Friday, June 20, 2014
14 Humphrey Rd, Derry, NH
(603) 432-6078 OR Main Office (603) 432-6136
Facility includes two practice fields, a game only field, softball diamond, baseball diamond, the Town's largest playgroun, Derry Splashpad, concession stand, and the Parks Maintenance Department

Don Ball Park is located on Humphrey Road off By Pass 28. The numerous athletic fields located at this park include two practice fields, a game only field, a softball field, and baseball diamond. This is the Town's most active park, being utilized by many private athletic leagues including the Derry Soccer Club, Derry Little League, Derry Demons, Wolverine's Football, and Derry Youth Lacrosse.

This is also home to our largest playground and splash pad! There is equipment for children of all ages including various slides, swings, gliders, and stations. The concession stand is open seasonally (May through August) and for special events and programs. New this year, Don Ball Park will be home to numerous special events designed to get the family out of the house and involved in the community. For more information on these special events, please contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at (603) 432-6136!
Galliens Town Beach Opens for the Season
Saturday, June 21, 2014
39 Pond Rd in Derry
(603) 432-6139 or the main office (603) 432-6136

Gallien’s Town Beach is Derry’s waterfront area located on beautiful Beaver Lake on the corner of Route 102 and Pond Road. This park is a gated facility open only to Derry residents and their guests. The facility includes a concession stand, bathrooms, changing area, sandy beach area, parking, fishing dock, and picnic tables. Passes may be obtained at the Recreation office or at the Gallien’s Beach concession stand.
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August 2014
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Super Summer Sendoff
Monday, August 18th- Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Don Ball Park- 14 Humphrey Rd.

Join the Derry Parks & Recreation Dept. for a fun filled week as we say so=long to summer 2014! This week join us at Don Ball Park for some arts & crafts, an adventure around the park, and some backyard games! Activities will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week and are free of charge unless otherwise noted.
"It's a Surprise" Craft of the Day!
"It's a Surprise" Craft of the Day!
Monday, August 18, 2014 from 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Don Ball Park- 14 Humphrey Rd.

The Derry Recreation Department will host a specialty craft today at Don Ball Park while supplies last.
Exploring the Park
Exploring the Park
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Don Ball Park- 14 Humphrey Rd.

Join us today for an end of summer adventure throughout the park. Parental supervision is required for this activity. Please visit the staff on the patio for instructions. Freeze pops are available for each child participant to cool off after the event.
Backyard Games
Backyard Games
Friday, August 22, 2014 starting at 10:00am
Don Ball Park- 14 Humphrey Rd.

Join us today for our last big event of the summer. Employees will host a series of Backyard games & events from 10:00am- 12:00pm. Thank you to everyone that made this summer great!
Senior Citizen Picnic
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:00pm
Galliens Town Beach- 39 Pond Road

Derry adults, 50 years of age or better are invited to join the Derry Parks & Recreation for a fun filled afternoon at Galliens Town Beach! Enjoy a delicious lunch while overlooking Beaver Lake. After lunch join us on the dance floor as DJ Greg Sowa provides us music to move to! Please note, registration for this event will begin in July. For additional information call (603) 432-6136.
September 2014
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Gallien's Town Beach: Closed for the Season
Monday, September 1, 2014
Galliens Town Beach- 39 Pond Road

Today is the last day of the 2014 season at Galliens Town Beach! The park will be open from 10:00am- 7:00pm weather permitting. Thank you for visiting us this year! We look forward to seeing you again next summer!
Saturday, September 20,2014 from 10:00am- 5:00pm
MacGregor Park- East Broadway (next to the Derry Public Library)

Come join us for some fabulous games, demonstrations, musical performances, and more! All of these events will be taking place at MacGregor Park. For additional information on how to participate or become a vendor please visit the DerryFest website.
Italia Classica Trip with Collette Vacations
September 23 - October 1, 2014
Save $250 per person if booked before March 17, 2014!

Highlights: Rome, Colosseum, Florence, Venice, St. Mark's Square, Milan, and much more!

Included in this spectacular 9-day vacation is round trip air from Logan International Airport, taxes and fees, transportation to and from Logan Airport, seven breakfasts, three dinners, and much more! Contact Nicole at the Recreation Department with addtional questions at (603) 432-6136!
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Astros' Travel Basketball Tryouts
Astros' Travel Basketball Tryouts
Early October- More information TBA

Tryouts will begin in early October for both male and female participants in grades 3rd – 6th for the competitive travel team. Questions? Please contact the Recreation Department at (603) 432-6136 during the summer to be added to our tryout email list. Tryout information will be updated and listed on the Derry Parks & Recreation website as it becomes available.
Fall Foliage Trip
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Join the Derry Parks and Recreation on a dinner train ride through the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The Hobo Railroad sets voyage from the center of Meredith in NH and takes you throughout the area showing off the area's charming fall foliage. While aboard, enjoy a full turkey dinner that is sure to put you into the fall mentality. More information will be available for this trip as the date draws near. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information and to find out when to register at (603) 432-6136!
Recreation Basketball Program 2014 Registrations
Recreation Basketball Program 2014 Registrations
Monday, October 6th- Friday, November 14th

The Derry Parks & Recreation Department will be accepting recreational registration forms for children ages 4 through high school as of January 1, 2015 for the winter basketball program. The winter basketball program will begin officially in January 2015 and will conclude by mid March. Additional information on the program will be available in September.
Senior Citizen Harvest Luncheon
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Alexander- Carr Park- 28 Pierce Ave

Join your friends and meet some new people as you enjoy a delicious catered meal served to you by a Derry Recreation Employee! Derry residents can begin registering on Monday, August 18th. Non-residents can begin registering on Monday, September 8th. Tickets are for adults 50 years of age or better while supplies last. A limited amount of tickets will be available for this event. For more information click the link or please contact the Derry Parks & Recreation at (603)432-6136!
Wed. October 22, 2014
Alexander-Carr Lodge
28 Pierce Ave Derry, NH

Join the Derry Parks & Recreation Department at Alexander-Carr lodge as we take a look at our upcoming spotlight tours. This is an opportunity to take a deeper look into our spotlight tours to New Orleans, Rome, and Beijing. Questions will be answered by a professional Collette manager who has years of experience in the field. Registration forms are available for those interested in signing up for any of the Collette tours. Please call (603) 432-6136 to reserve a seat at the save-the-date event! (light refreshments will be available)
Trick- Or- Treat Downtown
Trick- Or- Treat Downtown
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Parade from 11:30am- 12:00pm
Downtown trick or treat from 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Veteran’s Hall- 31 West Broadway

Join the Derry Parks & Recreation Department and the Derry Downtown Merchants as the community celebrates some Spooktacular festivities. Starting at Veteran’s Hall enjoy a free costume parade and contest for children ages infant through 12 year olds. After the parade, visit participating merchants for Downtown Trick- Or- Treating from East Broadway to Hood Commons. For more information about this event please contact the Derry Recreation office at (603)432-6136 or click the link!
Town Wide Trick - Or- Treat 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Town wide- Derry, NH

The town wide trick - or- treat will take place this evening from 6:00pm- 7:30pm