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Mission Statement: 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.
Methuen Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19, 11am @ Nicholson Stadium. Ages Pre-School to 3rd Grade. Must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a basket and meet the Easter Bunny! Rain Date: April 21. Info, 978-983-8590
 You can now register for Methuen Recreation Department programs online! Please see program details and visit the registration page at the following links:
Ranger Football Camp Brochure and Signup (NO ONLINE REGISTRATION)
 Methuen Youth Track Club (NO ONLINE REGISTRATION)
Spring Field Hockey
Methuen Tennis Academy
February Vacation Basketball Day Academy



  William A. Pare, Recreation Director, speaks to participants in the Tennis Program.
 Recreation Department
Searles Building
41 Pleasant St., Room 110
Methuen, MA 01844

Phone: 978-983-8590
Fax: 978-983-8979


William Pare - Recreation Director

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - Noon

Forest Lake Web Page
City-Owned Parks and Playgrounds 
Methuen Sports Leagues and Programs
Methuen Athletic Improvement Committee
Methuen Youth Wrestling
Methuen Youth Lacrosse
Methuen Youth Baseball