Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Recreation Department
Town of Ashland
P.O. Box 517
20 Highland Street
Ashland, NH 03217

Phone, Parks & Recreation Office: (603) 968-9209
Phone, Town Office: (603) 968-4432
Fax: (603) 968-3776
Email:  recreation@ashland.nh.gov

Parks & Recreation Director: Jim Gleich

After-School Program Assistant: Allison DuBois

The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of facilities to the public:

The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department strives to bring to the community of Ashland, as well as the surrounding communities, quality and age appropriate programs throughout the year. Our two biggest programs are the "After School Program" and the "Summer Day Camp Program." Each of these programs has been in existence for many years. Each has its own unique qualities.

Facilities

Ashland Booster Club

The Ashland Booster Club was established and built in 1948 through the efforts of returning World War II veterans and community members. This building has become the unofficial community center.

The Booster Club plays host to several community events throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Rental Facility: The Booster Club can also be rented for your entertainment and meeting needs. Over the years, this little red building has played host to numerout parties, receptions, staff trainngs and meetings. Why not consider renting the Booster Club for your next party or function.

     Rental Fees (includes a $30 refundable deposit)

          Half Day Rental (up to five hours) -- $100 (includes a $30 refundable deposit)
          Full Day Rental -- $140 (includes a $30 refundable deposit)
          Contact the Parks and Recreation Director for availability before submitting the Rental Agreement.

L. W. Packard Ballfield

The L. W. Packard Ballfield provides a variety of recreational facilities. The tennis courts, basketball court and playground are just below the Booster Club. The ballfield is used by local groups, leagues and school teams for baseball, softball, and soccer. At the opposite end of the ballfield is the ice rink which offers free ice for the community to skate on throughout the winter. The ice rink is donated and maintained by the Ashland Fire Department. The nearby bandstand is used for a variety of performances.

Edward N. Doggett Beach / Ashland Town Beach

The Edward N. Doggett Beach is located at the southern end of Little Squam Lake. It is the only public beach on the lake. Commonly known as the Ashland Town Beach, it is a perched beach, having the majority of the beach behind a retaining wall. The beach is a full access, equal opportunity beach for all visitors.

2013 Information

Amenities include:

Edward N. Doggett Campground

The Edward N. Doggett Campground is nestled in a quiet corner of Ashland, NH, across from the Ashland Town Beach at the southern end of Little Squam Lake. This 23-site, trailer seasonal campground offers a quiet atmosphere that is conducive to families and individuals who are looking for solitude. Located at the junction of Leavitt Hill Road and River Street, the Edward N. Doggett Campground is easliy accessible from Route 3.

Amenities include:

Contact the Parks and Recreation Director or the Town Office for information on fees and availability.

Programs

After-School Program

The Ashland Parks and Recreation "After-School Program" runs from 2:30 to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. As part of our daily routine, the children have Snack Time, Homework/Academic Time and free play, as well as structured activities until they are picked up from the program. Each program activity will be tailored to meet the age appropriate needs of its participants.

Summer Day Camp

The Ashland Parks and Recreation "Summer Day Camp Program" provides summer programming primarily for the children of Ashland, with children from surrounding towns accomodated on a space available basis. Our program incorporates academic and enrichment activities while encouraging interpersonal and intrapersonal growth in a safe environment.

Programming is designed to encompass the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and individual needs of each child. These programs and events are designed to incorporate the philosophy that recreation and activities are for everyone, while introducing new experiences and fundamental skills for life-long leisure activities.

Participants of the Ashland Parks and Recreation Summer Camp are grouped based upon the grade level the child is entering in the fall. Our groups are as follows:

The session dates for the 2014 Summer Day Camp have been released:

Additional information regarding registration and schedules is also available.

The fee schedule for the 2014 Summer Day Camp program has been released below.

Resident
(Field Trips Included)
Per Week   Non-Resident
(Field Trips Included)
Per Week
2014 Summer Day Camp Fee Schedule
First Child $115   First Child $140
Second Child $100   Second Child $140
Third Child or More $90   Third Child or More $140