Recreation Department


The Recreation Department is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive recreation program for the residents of Methuen. In addition to organizing year round activities, the Recreation Department also acts as an informational clearinghouse for other youth sports organizations in the city. The Department conducts CORI checks on all youth sports coaches, manages the town beach at Forest Lake, administers the permitting process for the City’s athletic fields, works with the Methuen Youth Commission in providing activities for our youth and conducts Youth Sports Clinics to train coaches of various youth sports.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT COVID-19 NOTICE: All Methuen Recreation Department programming is suspended due to the COVID-19 situation. We will provide updates in regards to our suspended and future programs. The Recreation Department is offering online fitness classes Mondays and Fridays at 12:30pm through April 17. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Methuen Recreation Department is now offering a Seasonal Newsletter to keep you informed of programs and happenings. We hope you wiill enjoy reading it. If you would like to be added to our seasonal newsletter email list, please email


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
William Pare Director (978) 983-8590
Bill Manzi Secretary (978) 983-8589