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Park & Recreation Month


Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.

Haverhill has many hidden gems for you to explore and July is the perfect time to see what your local parks and recreation have to offer! Head here to find more information on Haverhill Parks and Conservation areas. And for those interested in participating, The National Recreation and Park Association encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share their story on social media using #OurParkAndRecStory.

Interested in helping out? Join The Haverhill Trails Committee! The goal of the HTC is to create, maintain and enhance the City’s hiking trails network. Members of the HTC are all volunteers and Haverhill residency is not a requirement. The group also organizes many fun activities such as hikes, x-country skiing, social events and day trips. Click here! Plus check out the Haverhill Trails Guide for safe exploring and a Mass State Parks Parking Pass with your HPL card!

Below are images from our Senter Digital Archive of some of the parks you can visit in Haverhill

Clement Farm, Main Street, Haverhill, Early 20th Century

Plug Pond Recreation Area, 1960
Whittier Birthplace and barn, Whittier Road, Haverhill, 1988
Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill, 1975