Department Holiday Hours & Program Reminders

Throughout the month of December, the Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation will adhere to modified recreation center & office hours. If you have any questions regarding these modified hours, please contact the Recreation Department’s Main Office at (860) 647-3084.

We at the Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation wish everyone a safe holiday season & a happy New Year.


Center Springs Main Office:

December 23-24                     Closed

Friday, December 31              Closed


Youth Service Bureau:

December 23-24                     Closed

Friday, December 31              Closed


Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center:

December 23-24                     Closed

Friday, December 31               Closed


Community Y:

Thursday, December 23          Normal operating hours

Friday, December 24               8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, December 25          Closed

December 27-30                     Normal operating hours

Friday, December 31               8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, January 1                Closed


Leisure Labs at Mahoney Center:

Closed through January 3rd


Nathan Hale Activity Center:

December 20-31                      Closed

Starting January 4th, weekday operating hours will change to 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.


Manchester High School Pool:

December 23-January 1          Closed

All facilities and services will return to regular hours starting on Monday, January 3rd.


In addition to modified holiday hours, the Department of Leisure, Family & Recreation has opened registration for upcoming winter/spring programming.  Registration can be done online, over the phone at (860)647-3084, or in person at the Manchester Community Y, the Leisure Labs at Mahoney Center, or the Center Springs Main Office.

The winter/spring season, which includes programming from January through May, has dozens of classes, programs, and special events for the entire family to enjoy. As we head into the new year, there are a variety of upcoming events, including:

  • Snow Day (January 6, 10 AM – 2 PM, Youth Service Bureau, 63 Linden Street)
    • Come on out for some cold weather activities, including sledding, crafts & lunch! Questions? Please email Sheridan Douglass.
  • Black History Month Author Talk: Robert Harris (February 2, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Culture Lab at Mahoney Center, 110 Cedar Street)
    • Author Robert Harris will give a free talk about his book Historical Moments: Military Contributions of African Americans. Q&A to follow; signed books will be available for purchase.
  • Black History Month Celebration (February 18, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Culture Lab at Mahoney Center, 110 Cedar Street)
    • Join us in the celebration of Black History Month. This night will include special speakers & performers, food, and children’s activities. Let’s honor & celebrate Black History together as a united Manchester community.


The complete winter/spring program guide can be found online at Better Manchester. For program updates and modifications, please follow along on the Recreation Division’s Facebook page.

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