Youth Activities

Toddler Playgroup

January- April
Come play and run every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12 noon. This program is unsupervised but children have access to the mats, balls and other toys.  Designed for parents and children up to age 5. Parent(s) must be present with child. The program will end in April.
Please register in the Recreation Center main office, cost is $20 per family for the season.

Martial arts Classes

Offered by Rouleau’s Tae Kwon Do
Classes are currently offered for students age 8 and older. Our Children’s class is for students 8 – 12 years old and adult class is for students 13 and older. If you’ve always been interested in the martial arts, NOW is YOUR TIME to check it out!

  • Youth Beginners Classes (for your 1st month)
    Thursdays – 6:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Youth Advanced Classes
    Mon & Thurs – 6:00PM to 7:30PM
  • Adult Beginners Classes (for your 1st month)
    Thursdays – 6:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Adult Advanced Classes
    Mon & Thurs – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For more information contact our school’s Master Instructor, David Perra, at (603)756-3318.   Cost:$40.00 a month, with family rates available.

 Builders CluB

Come join Kiwanis Builders Club at KPRD.
They meet every Thursday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. The middle school students will be doing community service projects, leadership activities and PhotoVoice! Bus transportation is available from KMS to KPRD just please make the arrangements at the school. To learn more information please contact Meghan Spaulding at357-9829.

Mad sCienCe - eureka inVention Week!

Feb 24th - 28th 9:00AM to12:00PM at KPRD!
Discover – Create – Invent! Each day campers will be given a series of challenges they must overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all-their mind. This is for children in grades 1-6. Price of the program is $169 per person. Please register online at westnewengland.madscience.org.

FeBruary FaMily Winter CarniVal

Saturday Feb 22nd 10:00 AM to12:00 PM

Come out to Robin Hood Park to enjoy a day ice skating, having cardboard sliding competition and a snowman making contest. There will be Music and hot chocolate! This event is free to the public. Prizes will be given away!

 Father/daughter danCe!

Friday Feb21st 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Come to KPRD for our Father/Daughter dance! The cost per couple will be $5.00. All proceeds will benefit our program scholarship fund!

n Fl youth Flag FootBall

Beginning Fall 2014 
Youth Flag Football is coming to Keene Parks and Recreation Center! The NFL Flag Football Program is a part of the Play 60 movement. This league is a non-contact sport and is built to teach the children about the game of football. This new program will run for eight weeks. Teams will break down into three divisions, based on grade: K-1, 2-3, 4-6. The cost is $45 for Keene residents and $60 for out of town players. This program will run in Fall 2014! Please check back with KPRD fo rregistration dates!

 Baton tWirling Classes!

Beginning Jab 23rd 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Come join the fun and learn the fundamentals of BATON TWIRLING! All ages welcome! Learn the basics of baton twirling accompanied with different styles of dance. The 8 week session will begin January 23rd 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Recreation Center. Cost for the series is $64.00 and registration will be taken at Keene Recreation Center. Contact coach Cheryl Barthat 354-7910 for more information.

 youth league registration inForMation

Reminder that though the Recreation Department does not directly run youth baseball, softball or lacrosse programs, these groups (Keene Cal Ripken Baseball Association, Allyson Barden Youth Softball league, Keene Youth lacrosse) hold their registration dates at the Recreation Center.  Watch for details on dates and times. Children who develop a love of the game (whatever game that may be) early in life are likely to keep playing and fit well into adulthood!

Cheshire Cats JuMP roPe teaM!

Do you want to try a sport that is just a little bit different? Join the Cheshire Cats Jump Rope team! Learn the basics of single rope, Double Dutch, Chinese Wheel, speed, freestyle, and much more. No experience or personal equipment is necessary, just a willingness to play hard, support your teammates, and have fun. Each practice will be 1 ¼ hours, starting with skills and drills and ending with free jump time.
Cheshire Cats Jump Rope team is open to students in grades 3-8, and will accept older/younger students with the coach’s permission. Space is limited. Come be a part of our second season, and help start the second jump rope team in New Hampshire! For more information, please contact Meghan Spaulding at 357-9829.

 aCtiVity nights

Activity nights are fund-raisers for community organizations. The sponsoring groups provide adult chaperones, set the admission rate, and decide on cancellations. If the activity is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be posted on our Keene Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
Admission is $5, unless otherwise announced. Pizza, candy, soda and water will be for sale at each event. Each child needs to present their school ID when entering the Activity Night. Keene Middle School dress codes are enforced.

  • 2014 dates:
  • Feb. 7 Cheshire Figure Skating
  • Mar. 7 Cal Ripken
  • Mar. 28 Youth Hockey
  • Apr. 11 Keene Knights
  • May 9 UCC
  • May 30 Keene Parks and Recreation

 

 sPeCial olyMPiCs young athletes PrograM (yaP)

BeginningJan24th 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM- Recreation Center Gym.
Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program that provides opportunities for young children with intellectual disabilities to be active, have fun, and learn foundational sports skills. This program is free for children. For more information please contact Meghan Spaulding at 357-9829.

 hunter saFety Classes

Beginning Mar 31st
Held at the Recreation Center March 31st April 2,4,7,9 & 11 from 6:15PM to 9:00PM. The course is limited to the first 40 people (ages 12 and older) who register. Register online at www.huntnh.com.

For more info call Steve Runcy at 357-7728.

 annual easter egg hunt

Saturday, April 19th 10:00 AM FREE!
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is held at Fuller Park on Washington Street for Keene resident youngsters age 3-8 years old. Bring your basket for collecting.  Sponsored by KPRD & Price Chopper.