Spring Events

March / April / May


Annual Egg Hunt and Arts Event!

All Dover resident families are invited to join DoverRec on the Town Common for the return of an old-time favorite springtime activity with the addition of creative art projects to celebrate the warmer temperatures and bright beautiful colors of SPRINGTIME! 


10:00am - 11:00am

This event will be held RAIN OR SHINE!

Egg Hunt Groups / Ages:

  • CHICKEN LITTLES - ages 3 and under
  • BIG BIRDS - ages 4 and above 

Event Schedule:

  • Both Egg Hunts will begin PROMPTLY at 10:05am
    • Those arriving late, even by just a couple of minutes, will likely miss it!
  • Art Activities will begin for all, once both egg hunts have concluded. (approximately 10:10am)
    • Supplies will remain out for all to use until 11:00am  OR  until all supplies are gone.

Location: Dover Town Common

Cost: FREE for Dover residents


Dover resident families are invited to join us for a fun day of fishing with DoverRec. We'll be stocking Channing Pond with trout just for this event, so sign up then grab your bait and fishing pole to try and catch 'em all!

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

11:00am - 2:00pm

(raindate: Sunday 5/15)

Awards will be handed out for the largest fish caught in each of the following three age categories:

  • 6 years & under

  • 7 - 10 years old

  • 11 - 15 years old

PLUS:  All registered participants will be automatically entered for the chance to win LOTS of additional prizes, such as tackle boxes, spin and power baits, fishing poles and more! Prize winners names will be pulled at random all throughout the event, with everyone having multiple chances to win - no matter the size of their catch! 

Location: Channing Pond

Cost: $12/ participant (see age categories, above)



knucklebones logo 1 Opens in new windowThis is not your average after-school event! Each DS district-wide early school release day will bring our famous Pop-Up Playdate events back to Chickering, where P&R staff and the team from Knucklebones games will use an array of high quality, unique play equipment to provide unexpected and wildly fun games! 

Everyone will be challenged, will learn new skills and wild new games, and will have an absolute blast!


PLUS: LUNCH BUNCH OPTION AVAILABLE for Chickering students to be picked up by P&R staff from the school main office, immediately upon the end of school! 

Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade

Times / Costs Options: 

  • Pop-up Playdate ONLY: 12:00 - 1:00pm
    • $5/ participant/ 1-hour event
  • Lunch Bunch PLUS Pop-up Playdate:11:15am-1:00pm*
    • $10/ participant/ 1 hour, 45 minute event

Instructors: Knucklebones staff with assisting P&R staff members

Location: Chickering Playfields - multipurpose fields #1 and #2 (fields nearest the entrance/parking lot)

*The Lunch Bunch group will eat our lunches (brought from home!) all together on the blacktop outside of Chickering before moving over to the school playground structure for some free play. Just before noon we will walk as a group down to Chickering Playfields #1 and #2 to begin the event games with Knucklebones staff!