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IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 17th ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF, REED OPTICAL 5K ROAD RACE, & OTHER CONTESTS!

Calling all chefs, bakers and runners! The registration period to sign up for the Chili Cook-Off and the Reed Optical 5K Road Race, part of the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, has now opened and is accepting applicants for both events. Please click on the appropriate category below for which you choose to sign up for.

Individuals, Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations are invited to participate in the Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department. Register online at www.claremontparks.com or call the Claremont Parks & Recreation Department to enter your favorite chili. The deadline to register your chili both online and through the office is Tuesday, September 30th 2014. If you like good chili, come tease your taste buds and cast your vote for the best chili at the Fall Festival! Cook-Off tasting fees: $5.00 adults; $3.00 children; no fee for chili chefs. The chili tasting begins at 11:00 AM and will end at 2:30 PM, followed by awards. If you feel you need to work up an appetite to consume all that wonderful chili and apple pie, then sign up for the popular Reed Optical Chili Cook Off 5K Road Race. Runners receive a complimentary ticket to the cook off. Pre-registration is available until October 2nd 2014 for $15.00. Same day registration begins at 7:30 AM and is $20.00. Kids’ Race begins at 8:30 AM followed by the Reed Optical Chili Cook Off 5K Road Race. The race begins on Water Street at 9:00 AM. The race course can be viewed HERE.

This year’s Apple Pie Contest will be sponsored by the Stevens High School Senior Class. The community will have the opportunity to test and vote for the best apple pie in Claremont. Help support the Senior Class by entering your special pie or show up on the 4th of October to sample them all.

For further information about the Reed Optical Chili Cook Off and 5K Road Race, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 603.542.7019.

Chili Cook Off Competition Rules!


Claremont Youth Soccer Association - Photo's, Schedules, Etc. - CYSA Facebook Page!

Fall Travel Soccer Directions - UVRA Manual

Grades 1/2 Game Schedule - Coaches Jon Harford, Jenn Jarvis, Shae Desilets, & Mike Petrin

Grades 3/4 Boys Blue Game Schedule - Coach Tom Brothers

Grades 3/4 Boys Red Game Schedule - Coaches Gabe Ferland & Kyle Dansereau

Grades 3/4 Girls Game Schedule - Coach Chelsey Dolan

Grades 5/6 Coed Game Schedule - Coach Chris Gogan

Claremont Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot Competition Flyer

Fall Soccer Picture Day Schedule 2014


Program Brochure:

Fall / Winter 2014


Parks & Recreation Mission Statement:

"The City of Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Claremont and the surrounding region."


General Responsibilities:

  • Manage a range of human services to help enrich the lives in our community.
  • Administer, manage and implement programs to maintain and beautify our park lands and recreational facilities.
  • Administer, manage and implement leisure service programs, published in the Program Brochure Guide as well as online, representing a variety of interests, ages, cultures and abilities.
  • Coordinate community special events, youth/family/adult/senior programing (mainly
    through the Claremont Community Center), community garden, parks and public lands, & volunteer services.

Contact Info:

Address: 152 South Street, Claremont, N.H. 03743

Phone: (603) 542-7019

Email: parksandrecinfo@claremontnh.com

Community Center Hours: Mon - Thurs: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri: 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Sat:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, & Sun: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  - NEW HOURS STARTING IN OCTOBER 2014!

Parks & Rec. Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM