Manchester, Connecticut


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.

Center Springs Main Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 860-647-3084

Cancellation Information

Important infomation regarding the cancellation of our programs.


Online Registration

Register for programs online.



Check out the many programs offered for all age groups.



Check out our brochures for program and registration information.


Summer Camp Information

Summer camp for ages 5-13
Recreation Leader in Training for ages 14-15
Applications must be postmarked by March 31st


General Information

Office Location and Hours
Staff Information
Job Openings


Earl Yost Tennis Classic

The Manchester Recreation Division invites all residents and non-residents to compete in the 22nd Annual Earl Yost Classic. It will be held July 18-21, 2019. Registration is due by July 11th.



Facility pass information for youth, adults and seniors.


Our Parks Video

Take me to the Park. Check out the wonderful parks Manchester has to offer.



We have facilities located throughout the town that offer a wide range of services.


Benefits of Recreation

The Benefits are Endless...


Advisory Commission

Member Names, Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes



Information about Manchester Parks including availability, amenities and much more.


Manchester Youth Sports Alliance

The mission is to develop networking opportunities and partnerships within the youth programs in town and Manchester High School Athletics with the ultimate goal of improving our athletic programs and enhancing the experiences for our youth throughout every level in the town of Manchester.


Fitness in a Flash

Last year the students who participated in the Manchester Recreation Department's FLASH after school program at Bennet 6th Grade Academy set out to design a website and DVD video that would encourage young people to develop positive and healthy lifestyles. We are excited to announce that the final product, Fitness In A Flash, is complete and ready to be released!


OurParks Gear & Bike Shop

The onsite OurParks Gear and Bike Shop is located in the building formerly known as the Charter Oak warming hut. Open 5:30-8:30 PM summer weeknights, the shop stocks OurParks and town merchandise, including hoodies, hats, and shirts, as well as water and other summer supplies. The Shop serves as the headquarters for Charter Oak's Yellow Bikes Program.

Yellow Bike Program

Summer bikesharing program for Manchester residents. Bikes are available M-F, 5:30-8:30 PM to residents with an active Recreation membership card. (Riders under 18 years of age must have a consent & waiver form completed by a parent or guardian once per season.)

E-Recreation Email Service

Designed to inform you of important events and information happening in the Recreation Department.


Rebuilding Together

The goal of this organization is to bring communities together in efforts to assist those in need of general home repair and improvements.


Hockanum River Watershed Association

Promoting activities such as kayaking, canoeing, jogging, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, bird watching and protography both on and along the river and its tributaries.


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