, Derry, New Hampshire


June 20, 2013


Derry parks are ready for summer opening

DERRY — Summer is here and the town’s parks are getting ready for the season’s grand opening.

Hood Park, Gallien’s Town Beach and Don Ball Park offer a full schedule of summertime events, swimming, sports, lessons and special activities.

Hood Park at 4 Rollins St. is now open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a free swim offered at Hood Pond daily from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The park’s summer program includes themed-weeks including Monster Mania, America the Beautiful, The Wizard of Oz, Rockin’ Rodeo, Summer Seussical, Under the Big Top and much more.

Other special events at Hood include a visit by Wildlife Encounters animals on July 17 at 1:30 p.m., pony rides on July 24 at 1 p.m., and Carnival Day on Aug. 7.

Hood Park also offers a regular summer schedule of swimming lessons.

At Don Ball Park off Humphrey Road the popular SplashPad is officially open for the season on June 21. The SplashPad is free of charge and open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gallien’s Town Beach opens for the season on June 22 and is open daily through Labor Day, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The waterfront area at Beaver Lake is open to Derry residents and their guests only. Passes are available through the Parks and Recreation office at Veterans Hall. In addition to swimming, Gallien’s offers regular summer kayak lessons, canoe and paddleboat rentals, and other programs.

Call 432-6136 for details.

Londonderry athletes should register online

LONDONDERRY — London-derry School District athletic director Howard Sobolov has announced that new this year Londonderry athletics registration will be going green and will be completed online.

Along with this new procedure, the district will not accept paper copies of registration forms.

The only document still needed in hard copy form is the current copy of a physical for all students entering either grade 6 or grade 9, or those who are new to the district.

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