If you would like to see a program offered that is not yet available, please feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation building to make the suggestion. We welcome all ideas.

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2019 Swim Lesson Registration Is OPEN

Registration for this summer's swim lessons have officially opened!

Swim lessons are based on learning the fundamentals of swimming at various levels while still having fun. Group lessons are available with 5 different levels to choose from. Different skills will be introduced at various levels depending on the child’s age and ability. Class space is limited-registration is taken on a first come basis. Classes will take place in July at either Roy Park or Barnard Park. Swim lessons will be 1/2 hour in length, assigned times will be determined when registrations are complete. Lesson times could be between 9:00 am - 12:30pm depending upon the amount of registrants. Participants may only sign up for 1 session.

The online registration page for the program can be found under the "Programs" tab at the top of the RecDesk webpage.

RecDesk: https://goffstown.recdesk.com/Community/Home


The day everyone is patiently waiting for the opening of the pools! On June 22nd, we will have the pools up and running for the summer. As exciting as that is there are some rules that we must remember when using the pools.

Pool Guidelines:

Lifeguard MUST BE obeyed at all times, failure to comply will result in expulsion from the facility.


  • No running anywhere in the pool area

  • No roughhousing in the pool or surrounding pool area

  • No screaming or yelling. This can distract lifeguards from real emergencies

  • Swimmers must swim in designated areas at the lifeguard's discretion

Swim Attire:

  • Only hygienic attire specifically designated for swimming will be allowed

  • T-shirts and cut-off shirts are NOT to be worn in the pool water. Swim shirts are permitted

  • Cloth or disposable diapers are NOT PERMITTED in the pools. Swim diapers are allowed

  • Any swimwear that may lead to personal endangerment or entrapment will NOT be permitted

  • Children requiring flotation assistance may wear a coast guard approved swimsuit/vest. If swimsuit or vest is not available, bubbles will be provided by lifeguard staff. A parent or guardian must be in the water - Shallow end only - with any child wearing this type of device AT ALL TIMES. The above listed flotation device must be properly fitting


**See facilities list for hours of operation**

MTA Transportation for Goffstown Residents

General rides are available to all Goffstown residents, but priority rides go to those age 62+ or those who are disabled. Medical appointments are also considered priority rides. You can make a reservation as early as one week prior, and no later than 24 hours prior. Connect with MTA Route #6 at Shaw’s Plaza for Manchester, Concord, and Nashua service.

For appointments: Provide the address information for pick-up and drop-off location. Date and time requested will be provided with a 30-minute pick-up window. Passengers will need to provide purpose of the ride and may ride with a companion or children.

GHS Student Parking

Parking for Goffstown High School Students is offered at The Parks and Recreation Building and at Barnard Park. Parking at either of these locations requires a parking permit obtained after registration through RecDesk. We allow 10 student day passes at the Recreation building, and 25 student day passes at Barnard Park. Parking without a permit is not permitted and lots will be monitored by parks and recreation staff.

Parking for the 2018-2019 school year is FULL, check back in August for registration for the 2019-2020 school year.


New Year's Day | Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Presidents' Day | Monday, February 18, 2019

Memorial Day | Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day | Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day | Monday, September 2, 2019

Columbus Day | Monday, October 14, 2019

Veterans Day | Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28, 2019

Day After Thanksgiving | Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Day | Wednesday, December 25, 2019