Parks, Recreation & Trails

Mission Statement

The Conway Parks, Recreation & Trails Committee’s primary mission is to create and oversee recreational activities for townspeople of all ages in order to promote community as well as healthy lifestyles.

Responsibilities

  • Provide seasonal events for varying age groups and interests.
  • Provide oversight of the maintenance and/or improvements to the existing town field property and town-owned common areas and future town recreational areas.
  • Provide collaboration with other related town committees (e.g. Trails Committee, Land Use Committee, Open Space Committee, Planning Board).

The Parks & Recreation Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Town Office. We welcome your ideas!

Committee Members

  • Robert Anderson
  • Harry Bovio
  • Paul Charest
  • Heidi Flanders
  • Walter Goodridge
  • Marguerite Gump (Trails)
  • John Heffernan
  • Jason Hunter
  • Julie Petty
  • JJ Prusak (Secretary)

You can email the committee by clicking here.

TOWN FIELD BASEBALL SCHEDULE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 IS HERE!

Conway Youth Sports has updated this season’s schedule for the Town Field.

TOWN FIELD BASEBALL SCHEDULE      Time (subject to change)

MON – Cal Ripken 40/60                               5:30pm-7:00 pm

TUE – Minors                                                    5:30pm-7:00pm

WED – Rookies                                                 5:00pm-6:30pm

WED – Cal Ripken 50/70                               5:30pm-8:00pm

THU – Cal Ripken 40/60                               5:30pm-7:00pm

FRI – PM – Minors (Canepa)                         5:30pm-7:00pm

SAT – T-Ball                                                      9:00am-10:00 am

SAT – Cal Ripken 40/60                               10:00am – 11:30am

SAT –  Rookies                                               12:00pm-1:00pm

SUN – Cal Ripken 40/60                             2:000pm-3:30pm

SUN – Minors                                                    3:30pm – 5:00pm

Contact John Heffernan, Conway Youth Sports baseball director, for additional field requests, field use guidelines, and field conditions.  For a printable version click here: TOWN FIELD BASEBALL SCHEDULE 2017.rev

Conway Youth Sports are now run by the town!

Community Sports contacts:

Park Improvement Projects

The committee has been working on various projects over the last few years including looking to improve Memorial Park as well as drainage repairs and overall improvements to the Town Field.  Information on these projects, documents, and presentations can be found here.

Skating Rink

Residents skate on Martin Luther King Day 2012

The ice skating rink at the town field was constructed in one of the last weeks of 2011 by a very ambitious group of volunteers.  Volunteers spent hours researching and developing a promising yet cost effective skating rink.  Time has been spent organizing the project, building partitions, construction, lining, adding sand bags, creating signs, adding kickboards, pumping water (many, many times), installing temporary lighting, repairing a donated snowblower, and even engineering and building a home-made zamboni. Managing and maintenance of the rink is not an easy task. The rink can only be used when it is solid and not starting to deteriorate due to warm weather (skating on the rink in warm weather creates unrepairable damage). Flooding, adding water, and resurfacing is very tricky and must be done at ideal freezing temperatures, normally late in the evening. The volunteers thank everyone for their patience and understanding given many of the restraints of maintenance.

Conway Swimming Pool

The Conway Community Swimming Pool is NOT a town owned facility. The pool is owned and run by an entirely separate organization, Conway Community Swimming Pool, Inc.  For information on the pool, please go to www.ConwaySwimmingPool.org.

Trails Information

In October, 2008, the Conway Trails Committee merged with the Conway Parks & Recreation committee. One member of the new Parks, Recreation, and Trails Committee is designated as the trails liaison.

Please enjoy and respect our trails. Stay off posted property. Carry in, carry out. Respect the Town of Conway Leash Law.

There are three trail maps available for your use. The first is a straightforward topographic map (Legend: White=State Forest Boundaries; Blue=Town Land). The second, developed by the Hilltown Land Trust in preparation for the Town’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, provides a historical context for the trails. The third is a simple map of the 2 short trails behind the Conway Grammar School.

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