Claremont Parks & Rec. Program Guide Fall 2022

Page 1

Claremont

PARKS & RECREATION

Program Guide | Fall 2022 | September–December Mission Statement The City of Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality recreational facilities, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Claremont and the surrounding region.

Highlights

Annual FALL FESTIVAL & CHILI COOK-OFF Saturday, October 1

Claremont’s

FIRST NIGHT Saturday, December 31

Santa Is Coming

PARADE

Friday, November 25

Movie Night

ON THE GREEN

Mini Cardinal

YOUTH BASKETBALL Friday, November 25 (Registration Deadline)

Moody Park

SPOOKY RIDE

Inside 2

Special Events

3–4

Youth Programs

5–6

Adult & Family Programs

7

Aquatics

8–9

Fitness Programs

10

General Information

10

Department & Rental Info

Saturday, October 29

HALLOWESTA Monday, October 31

Friday, October 7

BLAST from the PAST

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Special Events Special Events Claremont’s FALL FESTIVAL Annual

& CHILI COOK-OFF

FIRST NIGHT

Date: Saturday, October 1 Time: 10 AM–3 PM Where: Visitor Center Green Cost: Chili Cook-Off: $5 Adults / $3 Children Who: All Ages Are Welcome!

This event is sure to go off with a bang! On Saturday, December 31, come celebrate the New Year with Arrowhead Recreation Area and Claremont Parks & Recreation Department with a fun community event. The evening kicks off at 6 PM with events scheduled at Arrowhead Lodge, the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center and Meyer’s Maple Lanes. There will be a fireworks show at Arrowhead starting at 10PM. This event is sponsored by Claremont-Sugar River Rotary. More information will be available leading up to this great community event. For up-to-date information, please visit claremontparks.com.

Saturday, October 1

Chili Cook-Off

Calling all chili chefs!! Individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the Annual Chili Cook-Off. All Chili Chefs need to be registered no later than Friday, September 30. Please register online at claremontparks.com or call the CSBCC, Attn.: Superintendent of Recreation Programs for more information.

Like to eat chili?

Come tease your taste buds and cast your vote for the best chili. Tasting fee: $5, adults; $3, children. NO entry fee for chili chefs!

HALLOWESTA Monday, October 31

The Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for another Hallowesta Celebration! Ghosts and goblins of all ages: get your costumes ready and join us! Visit claremontparks.com for up-to-date info! Date: Monday, October 31 Time: 3:30 - 5:00PM Where: Opera House Square Cost: Free Who: All ages

Moody Park

SPOOKY RIDE Saturday, October 29

Claremont Parks and Rec and The Wheelhouse Bike Shop have joined up to present an event that will have riders heading for the hills. Sign up for the Moody Park Spooky Ride. A haunted mountain bike adventure ride in Claremont’s own Moody Park that is sure to crank out the fun. Approx. 2 mile novice loop full of twist and turns, a few surprises and even a sweet treat. Helmets are required for all riders. Bicycles must be in working order and riders must be familiar with riding trails. Costumes are welcome and encouraged but they must be safe when on the bike. Parents are welcome to accompany young riders by bike or on foot (if you can keep up). Date: Saturday, October 29 Time: 4–6 PM Where: Moody Park Who: Open to anyone with a mountain bike! Cost: $5 per individual / $10 for families of 2 or more

2

Saturday, December 31

Claremont

HOPSTOPS

Free family fun! 3 PM at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St.

HopStop artists perform in Claremont for a 3 pm performance at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., Claremont. All Claremont shows are being produced by the Hop through a partnership with the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. HopStops invite audience members to sit up close to the performers on the carpeted floor (with chairs provided for those who prefer them), participate in the performance, and get to know the performers and see their instruments, props and costumes up close in informal post-show meet-and-greets. Shows last one hour, are geared for children ages 3 and up with an accompanying adult, and are free and open to the public; no ticket or registration is required. For more info visit hop.dartmouth.edu and wcc-ma.org/HopStop Come as you are! Doors open at 2:30 PM. For ages 3 and up with accompanying adult. HopStops are back with shows in Hanover and Claremont and virtual events this fall! Visit https://hop.dartmouth.edu/hopstops for more details.

Santa Is Coming

PARADE

Friday, November 25 Despite a heavy schedule, Santa Claus is planning to stop in Claremont on Friday, November 25, 2022, for a brief visit in Broad Street Park for the lighting of the park. He will be arriving at 6:00 PM. The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department has arranged for Santa’s visit. The Claremont Fire Department is planning the arrival of Santa with air traffic controllers. Once in the city, the Fire Department will be delivering Santa to Broad Street Park. Following the park lighting ceremony, Santa will be escorted around town by a variety of City vehicles in a parade fashion. *Santa’s route through the City will be published closer to the start of the event. Date: Friday, November 25 Time: 6–8 PM Where: Broad Street Park & Around the City Cost: Free Who: All Ages Are Welcome

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


YouthPrograms Programs Youth

Basketball

Start Smart

Saturdays in November

Saturdays, December 3–January 21

WARM-UP WEEKS Get out on the court and start warming up all those basketball muscles before the winter season begins. We’ll combine some skill work, footwork, and competition to get you ready to start your Rec season off right! This program will be led by local girl’s basketball coaches Shea Desilets, Chiefy Desilets, and Syd Miller. Dates: November 5, 12, 19 & 26 Time: Grades 3-5: 8:30–9:30 AM, Grades 6-8: 10–11 AM Where: CSBCC Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3–8 Cost: $20 / $30 Non-Resident

Claremont

ELKS HOOP SHOOT Sunday, December 4

The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Winners will compete at the District, State and Regional levels for a chance to advance to Nationals. Contestants’ age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2023. Boys and girls compete separately. Age groups consist of: 8–9, 10–11 and 12–13. For more information, please contact the Claremont Elks Lodge, 603.542.9802. Lee Miller, 603.558.0133 or www.elks.org/hoopshoot Date: Sunday, December 4 Time: 8 AM–1 PM Awards will be given out Where: CSBCC Cost: Free Who: Boys & Girls Ages 8–13 as of April 1, 2023

2022-2023

YOUTH BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

This is a parent/child program in which the child will learn through the teaching of the coach alongside a parent helper. A parent/guardian is expected to participate at every session. Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31) Time: 8–8:45 AM Where: CSBCC Who: Boys & Girls Ages 3 – 5 & Their Parents! Cost: $35/$40 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)

Kindergarten

BASKETBALL

Saturdays, December 3–January 21

Join us to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a relaxed, fun environment! Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31) Time: 8–8:45 AM Where: CSBCC Who: Boys & Girls Kindergarten Cost: $35/$40 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)

1–2 Grade

BASKETBALL

Saturdays, December 3–January 21 Join us to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a relaxed, fun environment! Date: Saturdays, December 3 to January 21 (No Dec. 24 or 31) Time: 9–10 AM Where: CSBCC Who: Boys & Girls Grades 1–2 Cost: $40/$45 Non-Resident ($10 Off CSBCC Member)

Friday, November 25 Registration Deadline Smart Start Basketball Kindergarten Basketball 1–2 Grade Instructional 3–4 Grade Boys Basketball 3–4 Grade Girls Basketball 5–6 Grade Boys Basketball 5–6 Grade Girls Basketball

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

3


YouthPrograms Programs Youth

3–4 & 5–6 Grades

MINI CARDINAL YOUTH BASKETBALL December–February

Date: December – February Time: TBD, dependent on coach availability Where: CSBCC Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3–4 & 5–6 Cost: $60/$65 Non-Resident ($10 off CSBCC Member)

Youth Basketball

EVALUATIONS

Mini Cardinal Winter

3/4 Girls Evaluations

Saturdays, January 7–February 25

December

Friday, December 9 • 5:15 PM

3/4 Boys Evaluations Friday, December 9 • 6:15 PM

5/6 Girls Evaluations Thursday, December 8 • 5:15 PM

5/6 Boys Evaluations Thursday, December 8 • 6:15 PM

WANTED

CHEERLEADING

The Mini Cardinal cheerleading program will include learning the basics of cheerleading such as chants, jumps, dance, motions and simple stunts. The team will be doing fundraisers and other activities such as cheering at sporting events. This season we are going to really expand our platform and get our name out there! It will be a lot of fun as we learn the sport of cheerleading! Date: 8-Week Session Time: 5:15–6:45 PM Where: CSBCC • Multi-Function Room C Who: Grades 2–5 Cost: $60/$65 Non-Resident ($5 off CSBCC Member)

Youth Basketball Coaches for the 2022–2023 Season

Contact the Claremont Parks & Rec Dept. for more information 603.542.7019 or cccprograms@claremontnh.com

4

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Adult Family Programs Adult &&Family Programs

Adult Coed Winter

2022

Starts Sunday, October 2

Transportation is provided on the Parks & Recreation bus. *Participants are responsible for paying for any lunch/food costs associated with the trip, unless otherwise stated. Trips are limited to 13 or 14 persons max.

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

This league is for adults 18+ and out of high school. Teams provide their own t-shirts/ jerseys. Date: Starting Sunday, October 2 Time: Sunday afternoons Where: All games at CSBCC Cost: Team Fee: $165 Team Registration Deadline: Monday, September 26 Who: 18+

DAY TRIPS

MGM Springfield Casino

Come join the Claremont Parks & Rec. for a trip to the MGM Springfield Casino. All guests must bring a valid ID to enter the casino; driver’s license, passport, military ID or state issued ID are accepted. Who: Ages 21+ Date: Sunday, November 27 Where: Springfield, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 9 AM Cost: $20 per person

Bright Nights Trip #1 & #2

Adult Coed Winter

BASKETBALL LEAGUE Starts Thursday, December 1

This league is for adults 18+ and out of high school. Team fee includes cost of officials, clock and score keeper. Teams must provide their own t-shirts/jerseys with numbers located on the back. When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Start Date: December 1 Time: 8–9 PM Cost: Team Fee: $250 Registration Deadline: Monday, November 21 Who: 18+

5

Celebrate a winter wonderland in Massachusetts! Spend some time making candles at the world renowned Yankee Candle in Deerfield, MA as well as enjoy a stop at the Holyoke Mall in Holyoke, MA. We will then make our way to the splendid Bright Nights of Forest Park! Dates: Trip #1: Saturday, November 27; Trip #2: Saturday, December 3 Where: Springfield & Holyoke, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 9 AM Cost: $13 per person

Boston Celtics Trip

Join us for a trip to see the Celtics play! This year’s game will be against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cost includes all transportation including the bus ride and the T into Boston, and ticket to the game. The seats for the group are: Section BAL309 - Rows 9 & 10. Who: Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Date: Friday, December 23 Where: Boston, Massachusetts Bus leaves CSBCC: 2 PM Cost: $120

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Adult Family Programs Adult &&Family Programs Movie Nights

ON THE GREEN Friday, October 7

Come out and watch movies at our Open Air Cinema! Bring your friends, family, blankets, and relax under the stars while watching some new favorite movies! There’s no better way to spend your Friday night! Who: Open to all Dates: October 7– Addams Family 2 Time: Movies start at dusk Where: Visitor’s Center Green Cost: FREE

Adult Fall

PICK-UP BASKETBALL Starts Tuesday, September 6

Are you 18+ and interested in playing some hoops? Well this might be the right drop-in program for you! Come join other adult basketball enthusiasts and play a game of pickup basketball. Teams will be determined upon arrival. Pickup games continue throughout the evening so feel free to drop in when you can! Date: Tuesdays (Sept. 6 to Nov. 29) Time: 7–9 PM Where: CSBCC Gymnasium Who: 18+ Cost: CSBCC Members FREE, Non-Members must purchase a day pass.

PICKLEBALL September–December

Pickleball! The fastest growing sport in the country. If you’re unfamiliar with the game go to pickleball.com and watch the game being played. It’s wonderful family fun. Instructors on hand to help those who have never played. When: Winter Hours – December–March—Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 AM–1 PM and Sundays 9–11 AM, Fridays, 5:15–6:45 PM Summer Hours – April–November—Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 AM–1 PM, Sundays 9–11 AM, and Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 5:15–6:45 PM. Where: CSBCC Who: Everyone ages 16+ Cost: CSBCC Membership or Day pass. Equipment: Equipment is provided. What to wear: Comfortable clothes and tennis-like sneakers.

Adult Fall

PICK-UP VOLLEYBALL

Starts Thursday, September 8 Come join us for some pick-up games! Date: Thursday, September 1 to October 27 Time: 7–9 PM Where: CSBCC Gym Court #2 Who: 18+ Cost: CSBCC Members FREE, Non-Members must purchase a day pass.

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

6


Swim Lessons

Aquatics Aquatics Parent & Child The purpose of this course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.

Preschool

Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Level V

Level VI

Adult

The purpose of this course is to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.

The purpose of this course is to orient children to the aquatic environment and gain some basic skills in the following categories: developing a positive attitude towards the water, water safety, and effective swimming habits.

The purpose of this course is to help participants develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future stroke techniques.

The purpose of this course is to help participants perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and back.

The purpose of this course is to build endurance and improve aquatic skills by swimming the strokes learned at previous levels.

The purpose of this course is to help individuals increase the distance they can swim, refine their performance of all six strokes, and learn to perform flip turns on the front and back.

The purpose of this course is to help individuals refine their strokes so that they can swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over long distances.

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction to those who are still learning the basics as well as provide further instruction to those who are looking to improve skills & specific swimming strokes such as the front crawl, breast stroke & back stroke.

SWIM LESSONS

The Tiger Sharks

The CSBCC provides small-group swim lessons that allow participants to build confidence and attain skills in a fun, safe environment. By maintaining low instructorto-student ratios, swimmers are able to receive more individualized instruction and support. For the most up-to-date list of our swim class offerings, please visit our website at claremontparks.com and click on the online program registration link on the left side of the page to browse program offerings.

LIFEGUARDS WANTED

Fill out an application today!

Lifeguard

CERTIFICATION

SWIM TEAM Starts Mid-November

The goal of this program is to improve swimmers’ competence and confidence in a competitive, team-oriented and fun environment. The swim team fosters individual excellence and team spirit and makes a positive and solid impact on the community. Our focus is instructional; however, this is NOT to be confused with the “Learn to Swim” program. Swimmers are expected to regularly attend scheduled practice sessions and team competitions. Parents’ volunteering and support are needed to develop a level of success that will help this program strive to excellence. Parent volunteers are required to help at home and away meets. Ages 10 and under: Swimmers must be able to jump feet first into the deep end and swim 25 yards without stopping. Ages 11-19: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping using freestyle and backstroke. The Tiger Sharks swim team travels to other venues to compete throughout the winter. Travel is required, and prior swim team experience is a plus.

There are potential job opportunities upon course completion. If interested in being a lifeguard for the Community Center please email or call: icondon@claremontnh.com or 603-542-7019

Watch our website claremontparks.com for more swim lessons as they become available!

1st Class Option: December 10–11 | 2nd Class Option: January 7–8

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great job or challenging career that is in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. This course includes an online learning component, water rescue skills, surveillance & recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, professional-level CPR, and AED. Please note that participants will be required to complete 7.5 hours of elements of the course on their own time outside of the class setting. These hours will need to be completed before the first class. Access to a computer and internet is necessary for those sections. Pre-requisites: Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds: · Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed. · Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object. · Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to breathe (or get a breath) · Exit water without using a ladder or steps. If you have any questions about this course, please email the instructor Nate McCann: nathanielhmccann@gmail.com

7

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


Fitness Programs Programs Fitness Free to Members Classes

Aqua Classes

Gentle Fit

We offer a variety of styles of Aqua (Water) classes to accommodate for all fitness/ comfort levels. Classes start with a warm up, then move into a workout which can be done at your pace. Some classes may add water resistance dumbbells to help increase intensity and build upper body strength. You’ll leave class feeling refreshed.

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a small inflated ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated or standing support.

Step Classes

Bone Builders This program is designed to improve balance, increase muscle strength and bone density, and help fight osteoporosis through the use of light, weight-bearing exercises. Participants will work at their own pace. Weekly educational discussions will include topics related to fall prevention, osteoporosis and good health. Classes will meet twice weekly. Wear comfortable clothing.

Cardio Blast This 45-minute class will work your heart and lungs while burning tons of fat. All cardio format using many different styles and modalities. Join for the fitness – stay for the fun! (All fitness levels welcome)

Core Solutions

A few classes are offered using Steps (platforms). These classes will keep your body guessing what’s next while burning an intense number of calories. We will use different types of equipment, formats and styles to keep it fun while still being able to keep it at a level that works for you!

Tabata MashUp & Fusion These 60-minute classes consist of Tabata, which is a 4-minute segment that alternates between 20 seconds of work followed by a 10-second rest for a total of eight rounds mashed up with a whole lotta fun that makes you forget you are working out. The MashUp adds a splash of dance, fun and games, partner work and much more. You will never be bored with this super fun workout that burns tons of calories.

This class will focus on your core muscles; abs, lower back and glute areas. No cardio or jumping involved. It will incorporate yoga, pilates and old-fashioned mat work with the occasional use of props such as weights, bands and balls. Come join the fun while strengthening your core and improving your balance.

Everyone must sign up for classes prior to attending. Please let the instructor know if you’re new so they can help you find everything you need and answer all your questions. Remember to be on time for class, bring your water and clean shoes, and bring your own mat.

The schedule changes quarterly.

Summer Session begins in July with fewer classes offered due to lower attendance. Please confirm schedule online at claremontparks.com

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online

8


Fitness Programs Programs Fitness Additional Fee Classes

Zoom Classes

ROTC

We offer a wide variety of Zoom-based classes for your convenience. You will receive an e-mail with an invitation link to the recorded ZOOM class after class has been recorded. Make sure that your space is prepared with any equipment that you may want/need, your water and if possible, try to be the only one on the internet in your household for the best quality video. Enjoy!

Need an extra push? Our ROTC classes are designed to keep you on your toes! We want to keep you guessing - each class is designed to be different and push you out of your comfort zone! We will challenge you every class! Our goal is to offer encouragement rather than intimidation. We want you to have tons of fun, but be prepared for some high intensity training! As soon as weather allows, class will be held at the Visitor Center Green. (Intermediate to Advanced)

Box & Burn Kickboxing is the core of this 50-minute workout. This super fun, fat burning workout will leave you wanting more. Expect the unexpected in this mashup class. Tons of variety each week, you can expect Drumsticks, boxing bags, Tabata rounds and much more. All skill levels welcome! Unleash the fighter within, in this powerful and motivating workout!!!

TRX We offer a few of these suspension classes that use gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

CLASSES MAY CHANGE, CONFIRM ONLINE AT CLAREMONTPARKS.COM 5-PERSON MINIMUM AVERAGE TO RUN CLASSES • DROP-IN FEES AVAILABLE • NON-MEMBERS CALL FOR PRICING

The schedule changes quarterly.

Summer Session begins in July with fewer classes offered due to lower attendance. Please confirm schedule online at claremontparks.com

Personal Training PERSONAL TRAINER | DAWN ZOMBECK

We have 1 authorized certified Personal Trainer who is an independent contractor here at CSBCC. Dawn Zombeck, BodyFit 603-477-3632. Please contact her directly to schedule an appointment.

9

For more information call 603-542-7019 or visit claremontparks.com to register online


GeneralInformation Information General

CSBCC Rental Information

Recreational Parks

The Grand Meeting / Banquet Room seats up to 125 individuals and can easily host intimate and large social groups. Package prices include use of kitchen, table/chair setup and takedown. Fees are higher when outside normal business operating hours.

MOODY PARK

Special Event / Conference Package: $350 6-hour minimum Commercial Rates are available and determined on an individual basis. To schedule an event, please contact the CSBCC at 603-542-7019.

Birthday Pool Parties If you wish to hold a birthday pool party to swim, first book Multi Function Room G for cake and presents. You may then bring your group on deck for swimming. Members will be all set getting into the pool. Non-members will need to purchase a day pass to swim. Special Event / Pool Party Package Room G: $85 2-hour minimum, Saturdays and Sundays only, 1–3 PM (pool use 1–2 PM)

Small Event Package Multi-Function Room B. Have your Baby Shower or Bridal Shower at CSBCC, or design your own party! We’ve had everything from robots and model airplanes to presentations on running. Your creativity will know no bounds! Small Event Package Room B: $54 2-hour minimum, Monday through Sunday

325 Acres located at 152 Maple Ave. Hiking Trails, Bike Trails, Picnic Areas, Tennis Courts, Play Structures. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day to vehicular traffic seven days a week, 8 AM – 8:30 PM. Open after Labor Day through Columbus Day to vehicular traffic weekends only, 8 AM – 8:30 PM

BROAD STREET PARK

Located in the center of town. Historic Bandstand, War Monuments including World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and Freedom Garden Memorial dedicated to the victims and families of September 11th.

VETERANS PARK

35 Acres located at 25 Veterans Park Road. Softball Field, Play Structures, Horseshoe Pits. Spring, Summer and Fall

ARROWHEAD RECREATION AREA

225 Acres located at 18 Robert Easter Way. Picnics, Hiking, Home of Arrowhead Skiway and Enduro mountain bike trails.

LACASSE PARK

Located on Corner of North Street and Lincoln Heights. Open to the public. It is dedicated to the memory of local veteran Oliver LaCasse and World War I veterans.

BARNES PARK

7.2 Acres located at 9 Bernard Way. Athletic Field, Play Structures, Basketball Courts. Open Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter. Ice Skating Rink hours as posted.

FACTORY STREET PARK

Located on Factory Street. This small neighborhood park is open to the public. This park affords a nice view of the Sugar River and includes benches.

MONADNOCK PARK

29 Acres located at 190 Broad Street. Athletic Fields, Tennis Courts, CrossCountry Skiing, Play Structures, Track. Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer.

VISITOR CENTER GREEN

Located below Visitor Center at 14 North Street. Open green space, connecting pedestrian bridge over Sugar River to Mill District and downtown area.

SARAH B.H. SMITH RIVERSIDE PARK

2.4 Acres located at 43 Washington Street. Sugar River frontage along Washington Street and downtown Claremont. State of the art Skate Park facility. Gazebo.

Parks & Recreation Board Jim Feleen, Jeffrey Coburn, Jeff Chase, *Nicholas Lawrence, Chad Myhre, Eric Zengota, Sheila Rook, Melissa Richmond, Robert Pickul, Rob Walker, John Simonds, Ray Hughes *Director of Parks and Recreation

Parks & Recreation Staff

Director: Nicholas Lawrence | Superintendent of Parks & Facilities: Tim Hernon | Superintendent of Recreation Programs: Justin Martin | Center Coordinator: Ivy Condon Parks Maintenance: Robert Melcher | Customer Service/Program Leader: Dianne Harlow Participant Registration

Program Cancellation

Resident / Non Resident

Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. Every attempt will be made to notify participants prior to the scheduled starting time. If on-site cancellations are necessary, a CSBCC staff member will stay on site until all participants’ rides arrive. When school is cancelled due to weather, all youth sporting programs will be cancelled. Please check claremontparks.com for up-to-date cancellations!

Photo Policy

If thunder is heard or lightning is visible, regardless of the distance or intensity, ALL ACTIVITIES are to be concluded IMMEDIATELY. There is no exception to this policy.

It is important to register early. Most programs have a minimum and maximum number of participants needed to run the program. If the minimum is not met, programs may be cancelled. Resident status is limited to people who live in the City of Claremont and their dependents. (Sorry, no businesses.) Local news media or our staff may photograph, video tape, or broadcast on CCTV recreation programs offered. If you do not want your child to be photographed or video taped, please indicate so during registration.

Insufficient Funds Policy

Thunder / Lightning Policy Scholarships

All payments made to the City that are uncollectable will be charged an additional fee.

The Claremont Parks & Recreation Department has limited scholarship opportunities for programs and memberships. Please contact Parks & Rec for scholarship information.

Program Registration

Payment Plans

For your convenience you can register online 24 hours a day! It is important that you fill out the registration form completely and pay for the program in full. Upon registering, you are entered into our computer system. Once in the system, you will be asked to fill out the form yearly for the purpose of updating our records. If you choose to e-mail your registration, please do not enclose a credit card number. Payment will have to be arranged in another format. We only accept credit cards in person or online.

Credit Cards and Bank Numbers

The Parks & Recreation Department accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We are unable to accept CC numbers, account or routing numbers over the phone.

Payment plans, if arranged, will require credit/debit card transactions, or EFT will be accepted. There are no cash payment plans accepted.

Program Refunds

Program refunds will be handled on an individual basis. Please call and discuss any concerns with our staff. Please note that once enrolled in a program you are responsible for the full cost of participating in that program.

Affiliations

Claremont Parks & Recreation is affiliated with the following organizations: New England Park Association, NH Recreation and Park Association, Upper Valley Recreation Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association.

10