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. 

Thursday Night Lights at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride.
Registration is now!
Program Starts in January!!

Discounted Crotched Mountain Season Passes are on sale through the Amhest Recreation Department.
Click on the link to purchase your discounted pass today.

Now Underway
Grades 1-8
Boy's & Girl's

Travel Leagues
Late Registration after 10/26/14 fee applies

Recreational Hoops
Late Registration after 12/7/14 fee applies

Register Today

Family Studio Nights
A fun night of creating something together!
10/9, 11/13, 12/11

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.

Create Amazing Birthday Memories This Year
Look Here

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.

Sign up for our e-newsletter.
Join our mailing list HERE.

Maps and Directions

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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