Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries

Vision - Our community works together to provide for life-long opportunities for active living and wise stewardship of natural resources. Keene has beautiful, well-maintained parks and cemeteries, a citizenry that incorporates physical activity into their daily lives, and a connected system of open space, parks and trails. 

Mission - The Keene Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Department seeks to provide the citizens of Keene with municipal facilities that are safe, clean and efficiently operating. The Department also seeks to provide a set of leisure activities and park facilities that are current and varied, and respond to the wants of the general public. The Department additionally strives to maintain municipal burial grounds and the associated services at a continued high level.  


Contact Information

Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries
312 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
phone: 1-603-357-9829
fax: 1-603-283-5661


Andrew Bohannon, Director
Edward "Chuck" Sweeney, Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance
Meghan Spaulding, Recreation Programmer
Laura Selmer, Administrative Assistant
Toni Bartley, Administrative Assistant

Current Programs

Events Coming Up

Starting January 2nd, the KPRD will offer co-ed youth winter basketball. This program is designed to teach all children the fundamentals of basketball. This program does not stress competition but rather, recreation and good sportsmanship.

Age & Divisions: Co-ed teams will be divided into four divisions, K-1 (fundamental instruction), grades 2-3, grades 4-5 and grades 6-8.

Fee: Resident $45.00, Non-Resident $60.00.

Registration can be done online at or at the Recreation Center. We are accepting registrations now!

Deadline: Registrations will be accepted until December 3rd

Volunteer: Our Youth Basketball league runs off Volunteer Coaches! If interested in coaching please contact Meghan Spaulding.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 8:00am - Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:00pm