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.


Holiday Fundraiser

Get your Holiday Wreaths and many other wonderful gifts here!

Proceeds from sales benefit Northwood Recreation Departments goal of affordable programs and quality facilities for our community.

Please click the link below

Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director


Northwood Parks & Recreation Dept.


"Letters to Santa"

The North Pole Mailbox will be located in front of Town Hall

(818 First NH Turnpike)

from Nov 20th to Dec 8th.

Please make sure the Mailers name and return mailing address are included and legible.

This is a great opportunity for seniors too!

Santa will be working hard to return letters as quickly as possible.

*Limited to Northwood residents only*


Northwood Santa Parade - Sunday, Dec 3rd

The parade will start at Northwood School at 3:00!!

Santa will be traveling down Route 4 East via Firetrucks/Police cars

• Right on Deer Run Lane
• Left to Mountain View
• Right on Route 4 east
• Right on Masten Drive
• Left to Davlynn Drive
• Left on Route 4 west
• Right on Rochester Rd (202)
• Left to Strafford Rd
• Left to Allen Farm Rd (loop)
•Right to Strafford Rd
• Right at Church St turning into Hannaford Parking lot
• Right on Route 4 west
• Right on Green St
• Across Route 4 on to Bow St on left
• Across Route 4 on to Ridge Rd
• Left on Sherburne Hill
• Right on Knowles Way
• Left on Pender Rd
• Left on Bow Lake Rd
• Right on to Route 4
• Left on Kelsey Mill Rd
•Right to Blakes Hill Rd
• Straight across Route 4 to Main St
• Left on School St

• Straight across Route 4 to Lakeshore Dr

•Right on to Route 4 to Town Hall

Please Follow Santa to Northwood Town Hall to greet him at the official Tree Lighting!!


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.