Amherst Recreation Department

Welcome to the Amherst Recreation Department Amherst, NH

You have found the Town of Amherst Recreation Department. This website is the communication center of the department. We try to keep it up to date with information about what we do. Check back here often!

When you’re ready to register for activities be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

Contact Info
Recreation Director: Craig Fraley
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Stover
Office Administrator: Susan Douglas
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm
Phone: 603-673-6248

Coming to the Peabody Mill Environmental Center: Family Fun Days! Come with the family and make a craft, learn a skill, or just have fun with some organized games. Fun for the whole family! Each month on a Saturday will feature a different program. 
Most programs have an outdoor component, so please dress for the weather. 

Water Country tickets are available at the Amherst Recreation office for $29 each. That's a savings of $10 off the regular admission price!
Stop by the Rec Office weekdays 8am-4pm for purchase. (Parking fees not included)

Fall Soccer Sign-ups
Now Open

INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE Boys & girls 5 - 7 year olds
PREP LEAGUE Boys and girls ages 8-9 years of age
SENIOR LEAGUE Boy and girls ages 10-14
Register now!

Fall Softball Registration
Ages 9-12
Now Open!
Fall softball is a much more relaxed experience.  Players build their knowledge of the game by playing games on weekends throughout the fall.  This is a travel program with games in Milford, Hollis, Bedford, Brookline and Wilton.
Register Now
Program starts the week of Aug 25

Fall Baseball Registration
Ages 8-12 (Minors/Majors)
Now open!
Extend your season by playing baseball in our developmental and competitive fall baseball program.  Teams will play against other towns. 
Sign-up Now
Program starts the week of Aug 25

True Potential: Fitness for Women
This ia a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.
Morning or Evening classes
Classes begin the week of Sept 2
Register Today

New Program!
Fall Cross Country
This program will emphasize learning how to run cross country. 
The program is open to athletes ages 7-18.
Register now!
Programs starts 9/8/14

Horseback Riding
Walnut Hollow Farm
Amherst, NH

Lessons for Grades 2-12
Students will learn the anatomy of a horse, barn management, tack, grooming and ride in their outdoor or indoor ring.

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Please call before registering as the farm must confirm date/time first.

New Program!
Tai Chi
Open to Adults
Amherst Recreation is excited to offer two levels of Tai Chi (Tai Chi Easy™ and Tai Chi Flow) this fall.  Tai chi improves muscle strength, flexibility and balance.
Click here
to learn more and register
Program starts Sept 9

Archery Instruction
Two Groups: Grades 1-4 & 5-8
Starts 9/19
The program will teach the basic fundamentals of shooting target archery focusing on safety and proper shooting form.
Registration is Open

Create Amazing Birthday Memories This Year
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Call 603-673-1141
For more information
Reserve Your Date Today!

Let us serve you better!
Create an Account
An account allows you and everyone in your household to register for all of our programs.  Having an account allows us to keep in contact with you about upcoming programs and also allow us to contact you about cancelations and changes to programs.   Medical conditions are included in the account so we can better serve you and your family.  All contact, medical and email address information is private and protected.

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Join our mailing list HERE.

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The National Alliance for Youth Sports offers many online youth coaching clinics. Clinics are available on basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, football, and more!

Click HERE for the Background Check Application.

In late 2010, the Amherst Recreation Master Plan was adopted by the Amherst Board of Selectmen. Click here to view the Master Plan.

Links to other Amherst youth programs