Recreation Department

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Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Recreation Department is dedicated to promoting and supporting the health and well-being of all citizens by providing quality recreation and leisure programs.

Our mission is to offer recreational experiences which integrate spirit, mind, and body, develop a sense of community and belonging, and enhance the overall quality of life in Portsmouth.

Summer 2018 Activities

Youth & Teen Friday Nights at Sandy Pt Beach!

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Friday Nights From July 20th - August 24th

Ages 10-15

Typical Evening Includes:  Hotdogs, Pizza, S'mores, Snacks, Drinks, Volleyball, Swimming, Music and Beach Games!

Take some time for yourself and leave your kids with us for the evening!

Lifeguard and Staff on duty.

$15 Per Person

Drop off:  5:00 pm  -----  Pick up:  8:00 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! email Recreation Director Wendy Bulk or call 401-787-0281

Youth & Teen Fridays Flyer (PDF)

Swimming and Sailing!

Summer 2018 Swimming Lesson Application Now Available! (fillable form)

Summer 2018 Sailing Lesson Application Now Available! (fillable form)


Sandy Point Beach Summer Vacation Camp Application!

Campers will have fun in the sun weekdays at Sandy Point Beach with periods of rest under a tent provided by Newport Tent Company. Review more details in the Summer sandyptbeachWelcome letter!

Flat Waves Portsmouth Camps

If you have questions, call or email Rec Director Wendy Bulk. 

Now, instead of writing a check and mailing your payment with the application, use the convenience and safety of PayPal to pay!  

Fee Schedule

Other Recreation Department Events

Looking to Rent the Glen Farm Special Events Field for YOUR Next Event?

Start by reading the Standard Operating Procedures and filling out the Glen Farm Special Events Field Application!

Sack Races Glen Farm“Sack races are so much fun at April vacation camp ....don’t forget to register for summer camp!”

Glen Farm April Vacation Camp

The Recreation Department hosted a first ever Glen Farm April vacation Camp at the newly renovated Leonard Brown House!  This camp reached full attendance. We had a great time!


2018 Egg Hunt at the Leonard Brown House!  What a blast!