Recreation Department/Commission

RECREATION DEPARTMENT/ COMMISSION

The Recreation Department of the Town of Rye operates under the direction of the Rye Recreation Commission. The Recreation Commission believes that recreation provides a critical foundation for the quality of life that makes Rye unique. Recreation is essential to the health and well-being of the individual residents and the community of Rye. Recreation activities and services have far- reaching personal, social, economic and environmental benefits. The role of the Rye Recreation Department is to ensure that a broad range of recreation opportunities is available and accessible for all residents and that these are consistent with the needs and interests of the community and the space and resources available.

The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs including but not limited to: golf lessons, skateboard lessons, indoor tennis lessons, ski and snowboard lessons, music lessons, basketball league, pick-up and open court basketball, soccer league, yoga classes, Gymboree classes, babysitter’s course, adult and infant CPR courses, first aid courses, knitting workshops, summertime horyezons day camp, lego robotics workshop and camp, baseball camp, basketball camp, golf camp, skateboard camp, soccer camp, surfing camp and tennis camp. In addition, the After School Program is open to kindergarten through fifth grade students. It is held at Rye Elementary School and operates 2:45-5:50 PM, Monday through Friday and services a vital need in our community.

Special events such as Rye Art in Bloom, Bicycle Rodeo, Speaker Series, Independence Day Celebration and the Memorial Day Ceremony are offered in collaboration with other community partners.

The Recreation Area is located at 55 Recreation Road in Rye and is comprised of the Flash Jenness Memorial Little League Field, Ralph Morang Athletic Field, Recreation House, Recreation Modular and Playground.

The members of the Recreation Commission are currently Jim Sullivan (2015), Mark Luz (2016), Stacey Brooks (2014), Janet Stevens (2014), Maggie Duffy-Durkin (2016) and Judy Scott (2016). They meet monthly to conduct business. Each meeting is open to the public and interested persons are welcomed to attend and encouraged to contribute thoughts and ideas toward making Rye a more vibrant community.

The Recreation Department Staff include the Recreation Director, Programs Supervisor, Administration and Programs Assistant, Recreation Programs Assistant and Counselors. The Recreation Department Office is located at the back of Town Hall and has its own entrance. It is open Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 PM For more information contact Rye Recreation at (603) 964-6281.

Parks and Beaches in Rye

Rye Harbor   State Park Rye Elementary School   Nature Trail
Wallis Sands   Beach and Wallis   Sands

State Beach

Jenness Beach   which includes Sawyer’s

Beach, Cable   Road Beach and Jenness State Beach

Rye Recreation Area Rye Woods
Odiorne Pointe   State Park Foss Beach   and Bass Beach

 

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