Town of Northwood NH

Recreation Department

Scott Blewitt
Northwood Town Hall
818 First NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261


It is the mission of the Northwood Recreation Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing an array of diverse, affordable programs and events that promote community service and environmental awareness while meeting the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs of our community.


Spring Fundraiser 2024

click on below link

As warmer weather gets closer and closer we are all excited for the sights, sounds and smells of spring!!

Check out the full catalogue of bulbs here and get excited for spring planting

Northwood Parks & Recreation receives 50% of all bulb packages profits!

Please share with family, friends and co-workers


Northwood Green up Day

Saturday, April 20th 9am-noon

followed by an appreciation lunch @ Town Hall

818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH

This Earth day initiative is a collaboration by Northwood Recreation Commission & Northwood Conservation Commission.

We Need your help!!

What is needed?? lots and lots of volunteers! We will have a list of specific needs & jobs in the coming weeks. Please register below to receive update emails regarding this event.

Register to volunteer here -


Trout Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 4th 8:30am-11:30am @ Saddleback Campground

41 Campground Rd, Northwood, NH 03261

Registration is open!

Click here to register-

Free & open to all ages 16 yrs and younger


Lots of Prizes for many categories!


Registration is open for Spring Soccer.

This in house program takes place at the Northwood Athletic Fields during May/June.

Open to all residents & non residents from pre-K to 8th grade.

Team’s sponsors needed too! ($175 per team)

Registration link-


Northwood Food Truck & Vendor Festival

featuring music by: Matty & the Penders

Friday, May 24th 5-8:30pm

Location: Route 4 Athletic Fields

611 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH

**Business Sponsorship opportunities available**

Craft Vendors welcome too!

Register here for event tickets, Sponsor the event or register a Food Truck/ Craft Vendor!


Northwood Town-Wide Yard Sale Day

Saturday, June 1st 8am-2pm

Pick a location: your house ($5) or Town Hall ($10)

Register here by May 27th to be on the map

Map of Yard Sale locations will be available at Town Hall on Saturday, June 1st


Northwood Parks & Recreation & Challenger Sports

is excited for another fun summer!

Join us for two weeks of camp this coming Summer

open to all ages 3-12 years old

Week 1: July 15th - 19th - Soccer Camp

Week 2: July 22nd - 26th - Multi-Sport Camp

Sign up for one week of our Foundational Skills soccer camps coached by professional coaches from the UK, Ireland, Brazil and beyond. Whatever your skills level & experience, master the core techniques required in the game of soccer.

July 22nd week showcases our multi sports camp where campers will get to learn & play some of the unique sports from across the pond.

Registration link -

Register before 30 days out to receive the early bird pricing

Theses camps will take place at the Northwood Athletic fields - 611 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH


Northwood Parks & Recreation Dept & Lantern Light Camp

are excited to offer

Swim Lessons this summer!!

2 sessions to choose from

Session 1 - July 15 - 25th (mon-thurs w/fri as weather make up day)

Session 2 - July 29th - Aug 8th (mon-thurs w/fri as weather make up day)

Open to all, ages 8-12 yrs old

Space is limited to 8 students per session

All lessons will be held at Lantern Light Camp (292 Blakes Hill road, Northwood, NH

Cost: $85 residents, $100 non residents

Register @ this link (starting April 1st) -

We understand that their is a strong demand for swim instruction for those aged younger than 8 years old as well, but at this time, this is the limit of our capacity. We are hopeful to expand our offerings going forward to better meet the needs of the community! Thank you for your feedback and support!


Northwood Adopt-A-Spot Program

Adopt-A-Spot Program gives citizens, non-profits, businesses, and other organizations the opportunity to show pride in our community.

Enhance the environment and beautify Northwood beaches, parks and roadsides!

This program offers groups a project that gives its members the satisfaction of making a contribution to their community. At the same time, it generates publicity for the group’s service activities.

Adopt-a-Spot volunteers will spruce up designated areas throughout the town by removing litter and debris, controlling weeds, planting trees and other plants, mulching, and identifying and eliminating hazards.

For more information on where to adopt and how to apply please contact Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director at

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Participant Registration

Most programs have a minimum number of participants needed in order for the program to run.  Please register early to help avoid program cancellations. 

How to Register

Download the registration form from the Files&Document tab above, print, complete, and return to the Recreation Department with a check payable to “Town of Northwood”. 

Three ways to return forms:

  1. Mail forms to Recreation Department, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
  2. Drop forms off at the Town Hall in the main office, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 
  3. Drop forms in the drop box in front of the Town Hall before or after work hours.   

Photo Policy

We may take photographs and/or video of program participants for our marketing purposes only.  If you do not want your child to be photographed please note this on you Registration Form.

Returned Check Policy

A $30.00 processing charge will be assessed for any checks returned by your bank as not payable.

Recreation Scholarships

The Northwood Recreation Department tries to keep it’s program fees at an affordable level.  If you have an unusual family financial situation that limits participation due to the fee, please fill out the Scholarship Form.  Scholarships are available for many (but not all) youth programs.  Scholarships are not available to non-residents or for adult programs.