Parks & Recreation Department

Our Mission

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.

Parks & Recreation Community Needs Assessment Survey

The Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island’s Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging residential and business leader participation in an online survey with a focus on the quality of life in Portsmouth, needs for parks and recreation services, programs and facilities as well as views on a new Portsmouth Community Center to house community services and programs ranging from recreation to arts and culture. 

The full press release has more information on where to find the survey online or a paper version around town. Please read the press release fully.  Download the PDF survey here. 

Background information referenced in the Press Release can be found in the Request for Proposals - Parks and Recreation Community Needs Survey.

Survey poster

Calling Portsmouth Vendors and All Shoppers! 

It's The Leonard Brown House Holiday Artisan Bazaar! 

Brown House Holiday Bazaar

Contact Wendy

For questions on the above, or anything recreation related, contact Recreation Director Wendy Bulk at 401-787-0281 or

Past Parks & Rec Events

See some of the past fun!