New! CivicRec Becomes Portsmouth's Parks & Rec Management Solution
Portsmouth's Parks & Recreation Department has made the transition to CivicRec, new software which integrates fully with the town's current website, CivicPlus. CivicRec offers residents easier access to parks and recreation activities and registration for town-run classes and camps. In addition, making reservations for fields or events at the Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, beautiful Glen Park, or renting space at the Leonard Brown House is just a few clicks away!
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 & Open Space Master Plan
The Town of Portsmouth is currently drafting a Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan and has entered into the public input phase of the planning project.
The Town's consultant on this project, Craig Pereira of the Horsley Witten Group, Inc., created a website dedicated to the Master Plan! Visit to see how to get involved, results of previous workshops, online community survey summary, and various related documents: