Parks & Recreation

Register for Programs & Events on RecDesk!

Register for your favorite youth and adult programs, field events, sports, and camps on Portsmouth's RecDesk  Page!  

Not sure what you're looking for?  Browse the RecDesk site and see what is being offered!

Candy Cane Christmas 2022

Santa Claus for a Cause 

Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road Portsmouth, RI

Sunday, 12/4/2022 / 9:30-11:30 am & 12:00-4:00 pm / $25.00 per family4HeartsAuto

Crafts, Readings, Yoga, Professional Picture with Santa, Holiday Cheer!

Four Hearts Foundation who is building an adaptive and inclusive playground 



We Need Your Feedback!

Would YOU like a Portsmouth, RI Adult Softball League 2023?

Take the survey!

This survey gathers interest and information on the formation of an adult softball league in Portsmouth, RI.  The survey will end on April 30, 2023.

If there is enough interest, the league is expected to run July 1st through August 13th, 2023.

Our Mission

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.

  1. PortsPlayground

    Dedicated Website

    The Town's consultant on this project, Craig Pereira of the Horsley Witten Group, Inc., created a website dedicated to the Master Plan!  Lots of information here, including how to get involved:

  1. Public Workshop #2

    Public workshop #2 will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Portsmouth Middle School – Little Theater, 125 Jepson Lane, in Portsmouth Come hear a summary of findings and preliminary recommendations and weigh-in on what the Town’s priorities should be for the future.