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.


Northwood Parks & Recreation Department

& Northwood Friends of Recreation

Needs your help!

Saturday, June 15th 8:30-noon @ Athletic fields - 611 First NH Turnpike

"Field/Playgrounds Clean up day"

We are seeking ambitious volunteers willing to help spread playground mulch, do some field work jobs and other small tasks to help improve the beauty, safety and function of the Athletic fields and amenities.

Please register here so we can get an accurate count of excited volunteers -



Another program back by popular demand!

Mike Piazza and his Flying High Dogs will perform at the Northwood Athletic Field

611 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH

Friday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

link to register -

Mike Piazza is a world record holder and multiple time finalist in the sport of K9 frisbee. The show is educational, interactive, dynamic, family orientated and lots of fun. The heavy volume of audience participation is truly what sets this show apart from other dog shows. Mike performs with some of the most athletic Border collies on the planet to entertain audiences of all ages.

We do ask that you leave your own dogs at home so that the Flying High Dogs are able to concentrate on their performance.

The program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Northwood Libraries and Northwood Recreation Department and will last about forty minutes.

The Library Friends will be selling refreshments.

June Jam 2024

Saturday, June 29th 2-5pm

@ Northwood Pavilion - 611 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH

Featuring music by "Redemption"

What is June Jam? - Northwood Parks & Recreation departments annual fundraiser featuring local music. Hot food & cold drinks will be available or pack your own picnic to enjoy. This is a family friendly event

Event Sponsors needed!

Craft Vendors welcomed too

Register here -


Northwood Parks & Recreation

is excited to offer


Have you seen survivor or need to prepare for the Zombie Take-Over. Here is your chance to build creative forts while respecting the environment in which we live. You will learn methods to make the fort sturdy and safe without tearing down the forest. There will be ample opportunity to create unique and useful forts in our community forest area at the Route 4 Athletic field

ages: 7-13 yrs old Boys/Girls

session meets 2x - Thurs & Sat from 9-noon (July 4 & 6)

Reg fee - $30

Click here to register -


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.