Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to provide for the Town of Hampden the efficient, effective and ethical supervision and management of all areas under their jurisdiction. The Parks and Recreation Commission shall ensure that all programs operated under their supervision are managed in a fair, consistent manner, putting the welfare and safety of the participants first.  The Commission will strive to maintain, manage and improve all town parks and recreational facilities in a fiscally responsible manner.

Sports Philosophy

The purpose of all Hampden youth sports programs shall be to provide each child with an opportunity to get involved in an activity that provides a rewarding and supportive environment. All programs will emphasize fun, participation and skill building at a level that fits the child’s age level, interest and skills. Each and every program will operate with a “kid’s first” mentality that places the welfare and development of all participants as the number one priority.

Parks & Recreation Commissioners/Staff

NameTitleTerm Expires

Chair

2021

Vice Chair

2020

Eric DeGray

Commissioner

2021

Carrie Gray Joseph

Commissioner

2020

David Turcotte

Commissioner

2022

Admin Assistant

Sports Coordinator Contact Information

NameTitle

Baseball Coordinator

Basketball Liaison

Basketball Coordinator

Joey Varney

Summer Program Director

Park Maintenance Liaison

Marty McQuade

Park Maintenance

Community Preservation Committee Representative