Playgrounds Program

Playgrounds Program

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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Please note due to the uncertainty right now - we have delayed Playgrounds registrations until 4/15/2020.

Obviously we are in unchartered waters and we cannot say with certainty whether or not we will be able to offer any of our summer programs this year.  We are taking it day by day and will follow the guidelines of the state and federal governments.  We are currently planning to start taking registrations REMOTELY on April 15th.   You will be able to fill out the form and either email it back to Krista at or snail mail it to the Rec.  Because all city facilities are currently closed, we will not be accepting in person registrations.  I will send an email confirmation that I have received your form and they will be recorded in the order they are received.  Due to the uncertainty, we will NOT be collecting payment at this time.  As we get closer to the potential start date and are more certain on whether or not we will be able to hold the program and how many participants we can take, we will contact participants to request payment.  

We are aware that we may have to make adjustments to be able to hold the program including participant numbers, staff numbers and schedules and we will do our best to communicate to you what we know as we know it.  

Playgrounds Registration Form

This program is for Dover residents ages 6-12 (as of 6/1/20). This 7-week program runs from June 22nd (TENTATIVE) - August 7th (TENTATIVE); Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Playgrounds counselors provide scheduled activities at the park (Horne Street), and participants are able to go swimming, play games, sports, and arts & crafts. Weekly trips are taken to state parks, beaches, or other area attractions. 

Playgrounds is a weather-dependent program. Morning and/or afternoon playground programs will not be held in inclement weather. While we do our best to hold the program, there are times that Mother Nature does not allow that to happen.  If you provide an email address on your registration form, you will be notified regarding all day cancellations via email.  Otherwise, call us at 516-6401.

Fee: $350 per child (for the entire 7-weeks!) if payment is made before May 31st. After June 1st, the cost is $400 (if spots are available). We will not be taking payment until we are sure that the program will be held.