Recreation

Recreation

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Facilities & Hours of Operation:

Recreation Main Office Recreation 61 Locust St.
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(603) 516-6401

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ice Arena Recreation 110 Portland Ave.
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(603) 516-6060

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Indoor Pool Recreation 6 Henry Law Ave.
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(603) 516-6441

7 Days a Week, Hours Subject to Change

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Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool Recreation 140 Portland Ave.
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(603) 516-6085

Open June - Labor Day

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McConnell Fitness Center & Butterfield Gym Recreation 61 Locust St.
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(603) 516-6401

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Senior Center Recreation 61 Locust St.
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(603) 516-6436

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Welcome to Dover Recreation

The Recreation Department plans, implements and supports recreational opportunities that are educational and enjoyable for Dover citizens of varied ages, interests and abilities. These services are provided from the City locations of the McConnell Center, which includes the Dover Community Senior Center, the Dover Indoor Pool, the Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool, and the Dover Ice Arena as well as various outdoor facilities and parks throughout the City. Our main offices are located at the McConnell Center; 61 Locust Street in Dover.

What's New!

Tennis in the Parks!  

Led by an approved USTA Net Generation tennis coach, the program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and play - so it’s perfect for beginners and first-time players. Once the skills are there, participants will play fun matches with other players in the program. This program uses modified tennis balls, age-appropriate rackets, court sizes, and the latest fun and engaging activities that help players successfully learn and play the game quicker!
When:  Fridays 7/31 - 8/28 and Saturday 8/29/2020
Grades 1&2 (Red Ball) 10:00am-11:00am
Grades 3-5 (Orange Ball) 11:15am-12:15pm
Where:  DHS Tennis Courts
Cost:  $65
Must complete both the Dover Recreation waiver AND USTA waiver - also please note shirt size.  Sign-up at the McConnell Center - Door # 3 and down the stairs.  Call 516-6401 for more information.

Fitness mini-camp!  Who says exercise has to be boring? Experience fitness in a fun way with Dover Recreation’s brand new fitness camp! This summer mini-camp offers 3 weeks of active engagement to promote fitness for kids ages 6-12. This may include hand’s free relay races, easy to learn yoga and much more. This program will be held from July 27 – August 14th on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Shaw’s Lane fields. Cost:  $180 per child - limit 8 participants.  Download the waiver here.

STEAM mini-camp!  Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math? What if you could go to a summer camp with ALL of them? Join our STEAM summer mini-camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4pm July 28th through August 13th! This mini-camp may include erupting volcanoes, arts & crafts and much more. This will be located at the McConnell Center. Cost:  $135 per child - limit 8 participants. Download the waiver here.

Dover Basketball Academy returns for a 4 week mini-session with DHS Green Wave Alum Ty Vitko!  This 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays from July 14 - August 4th.  Rising 5th & 6th graders from 10:00-11:00am and rising 7th & 8th graders from 11:30am-12:30pm at the McConnell Center gym.  Focus will be on ball handling and shooting skills - limited to 10 participants in each session and Dover residents only.  Cost:  $40.  Registration form is here - registration can be done in person at the McConnell Fitness Center front desk - enter Door 3 and down the stairs.  Call (603)516-6401 for more information.  Due to Covid-19 guidelines, we do ask that your child wears a mask to and from the facility and anytime they are not in the basketball court.  We encourage them to bring their own basketball.

The McConnell Fitness center will re-open at 50% capacity on Monday, June 22nd.  This means that the cardio rooms are limited to 4 patrons each and the weight room, Cybex room and dance studio are limited to 7 patrons each.  Cardio equipment will be limited to 30 minutes if there are folks waiting to use a machine.  Please call us with questions 603-516-6401. We do ask that you wear a mask to and from the fitness center and in the center when you are not working out.  

Summer Horizons - mini camp at the Dover Ice Arena

Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool will begin a phased re-opening on July 6th.

Dover Ice Arena will begin a phased re-opening on Monday, July 6th.

The Dover Indoor Pool will begin a phased re-opening on Monday, June 15th with Phase Two beginning on June 22nd.  

Parks and playgrounds are no longer closed, but an advisory is in effect.  Please remember:
 - Playground equipment is not santized
 - Stay home if you are sick
 - Wash hands before and after use
 - Avoid touching surfaces
 - Use of parks and playgrounds is at your own risk.

As of Friday, May 29th, Tennis Courts will be available on a first-come, first serve basis without a court reservation system.  Players must continue to follow all return to play guidelines and social distancing protocols that are posted.  Please contact us at (603)516-6401 with any questions.

The Pickleball courts are also available on a first-come, first serve basis without a court reservation system.  There is no rec play or drop in play available.  Return to play restrictions and protocols are posted below.  Please call 603-516-6401 with questions or email Krista

Return to Play - USTA Protocol
Return to Play - USAPA Protocol
Return to Play - Dover, NH

DISC GOLF - Re-opens Friday, May 22nd - Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines!

DOG PARK - Re-opens Friday, May 22nd - Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines!

Trips range from day and overnight trips all over New England to overnight trips around the world!  
Contact Linda at (603)516-6420 for more information on our travel program, or view our travel page for a sample of what we offer.



April 18 - 25, 2021America's Music CitiesClick here to learn more.  For more information, , contact Linda at (603)516-6420 or email her.

You do not have to be a member of the Senior Center to go on these trips - you just have to have a sense of adventure! Most trips offer early sign-ups discounts, include travel insurance and round trip transportation to Logan Airport!  Call Linda at (603)516-6420 or Krista at (603)516-6422 for more information.

Looking for information on the Dog Park in Dover? Learn more about the hours of operation and rules!