Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries

Vision - Our community works together to provide for life-long opportunities for active living and wise stewardship of natural resources. Keene has beautiful, well-maintained parks and cemeteries, a citizenry that incorporates physical activity into their daily lives, and a connected system of open space, parks and trails. 

Mission - The Keene Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Department seeks to provide the citizens of Keene with municipal facilities that are safe, clean and efficiently operating. The Department also seeks to provide a set of leisure activities and park facilities that are current and varied, and respond to the wants of the general public. The Department additionally strives to maintain municipal burial grounds and the associated services at a continued high level.  


Contact Information

Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries
312 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431
phone: 1-603-357-9829
fax: 1-603-283-5661


Andrew Bohannon, Director
Edward "Chuck" Sweeney, Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries Maintenance
Meghan Spaulding, Recreation Programmer
Laura Selmer, Administrative Assistant
Toni Bartley, Administrative Assistant

Current Programs

Events Coming Up

Saturday, March 26th the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Fuller Park on Washington Street for Keene resident children between 3-8 years. Bring a basket to collect your eggs! Join the fun at this FREE annual event! Hunting starts promptly at 10:00 AM.

*This event is sponsored by KPRD and Ye Goodie Shoppe.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:30am - Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 7:30am

The Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Assessment games are coming to Keene on Saturday, March 12. Over 40 teams are invading the Monadnock area to demonstrate their skills, courage and joy. These teams and athletes have been practicing for months and will be ready to play preliminary games before heading to Portsmouth in early April for the State Tournament. 

With 5 courts of action all day, I am looking for officials to donate their time and help provide a quality sports environment for the athletes. 

Are you willing to assist and officiate? The game formats will be as such:

2 – 16 minute halves – stop time last 4 minutes
4 – 30 second time outs (2 per half) 

The games will begin at 9:00 on 6 courts and run until 12:00. Lunch will be provided and games resume at 1:00 and finished between 3:30 and 4:00.

I need your assistance in making this event a success. Call me at 357-9829 or send an email to  Please commit to the day.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, March 12, 2016 (All day)