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 Facilities Department is to provide the citizens of Keene with quality community services and amenities including a park and cemetery sytem, balanced environmental stewardship and diverse programming to inspire and support active lifestyles for all ages throughout the life span.


Contact Information

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


Andrew Bohannon,CPRP, Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director
Edward "Chuck" Sweeney, Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance
Meghan Spaulding, Recreation Programmer
Kristy Morrison, Administrative Assistant

Current Programs

Events Coming Up

Looking for a sport that is a little bit different? Join the Cheshire Cats Jump Rope Team! Learn the basics of single rope, Double Dutch, Chinese Wheel, speed, freestyle, and much more. No experience or personal equipment is necessary, just a willingness to play hard, support your teammates, and have fun. This Fall we will work on skill and endurance building. Members will decide if they wish to continue in the Spring either jumping just for fun, performance demonstrations, or prepare for regional competitions. Ages: Grades 3-8, younger/older students accepted with instructor permission. Space is limited!
Cost: $35.00 per child.
NEW Jumper Program!
Learn  how to jump and become a part of a growing program!
Practice times: Saturday's are at 9AM-10AM at KPRD. First practice is on Wednesday, October 12th.
Contact Kim at for practice times or additional questions about the team!
Visit for more information about the sport!

Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day)