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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.
 Register for Methuen Recreation Department programs online! Please see program details and visit the registration page at the following links:
Swimming Lessons at Forest Lake 
Rowing Program 
Field Hockey Clinic 
Twilight Tennis Academy 
Street Hockey, Ages 8-10
Junior Street Hockey Schedule  
Street Hockey, Ages 11-13
Senior Street Hockey Schedule  
Flag Football, Grades 1 and 2 
Flag Football, Grades 3 and 4 
Flag Football, Grades 5 and 6 
Forest Lake Information 
Playgrounds Tennis Program  
Supervised Playground Arts and Crafts 
Old Tyme Sandlot Baseball 
Methuen Night at the Lowell Spinners - July 25 
Summer Film Festival 
Beyond the Arc Methuen Basketball Camp 
Ranger Football Camp Brochure and Signup
 Methuen Youth Track Club 
 Ranger Wrestling Clinic, July 8-11: 8am-10:30am 
 Ranger Wrestling Clinic, July 8-11: 10am-12:30pm 
 Ranger Wrestling Clinic, August 4-7: 8am-10:30am 

  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
Methuen Youth Soccer