The Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park



“The central mission of the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association is to provide recreational opportunities for both children and adults that enhance quality of life and incorporate and support community values. WARA does so by planning, constructing and overseeing recreational facilities as exemplified by the Nicholas J. Pernokas Park, which it will manage in perpetuity in service to all throughout the Lakes Region.”

Upcoming Events

15th Annual BCNH Show of Dreams

Saturday, July 27th

The 7th Annual Nickfest, a fundraising event for the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association, will be held Saturday, July 13th on Monument Field in downtown Wolfeboro from 10:00 AM to 2 PM. This is a change of location from The Nick Recreation Park to Main Street.

Come bring your family and join your friends, neighbors and visitors at what promises to be an exciting and fun event. You will enjoy great games including a Climbing Wall, 4-Way Bungee Trampolines, Vertical Rush, Wrecking Ball, Moebius Combo, the Wrecking Ball and Castle Bounce House. Come and laugh at those brave enough to sit at the Dunk Tank, let your youngsters pet animals at the Traveling Barnyard, get your picture taken in the Photo Booth, and more! There will food booths where such items as hamburgers, hotdogs, water, soft drinks, and chips can be purchased.

Get in the spirit of the 2013 Nickfest’s Western Theme as you are entertained by The Crunchy Western Boys, a N.H. folk and bluegrass band, featuring mandolin, bass fiddle, guitar, bango and vocals who will play throughout the day’s event. The band was recognized in 2011 as 2011’s Best NH Americana Band. Band members are singer/songwriter Morris Manning, fiddler extraordinaire Jacob Stern, bass fiddler and backup singer Steve McBrian, and mandolin and guitar player Jim McHugh. They have released CDs, including “Crunchy Western Boys” and “Rumorville.”

Only $10.00 per person, kids two and under get in for FREE.  Parking will be available at Brewster Academy for $3.00. Raindate for the event is Sunday, July 14, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Nickfest is a fundraiser to support the operation of The Nick, and is made possible by all Nickfest sponsors and volunteers. For more information please contact

3nd Annual Chunky Dunk Duathlon

Saturday, July 27th

Register today at

Please join us for the 5th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN fundraiser in support of Assistance Canine Training Services Sunday, October 6th starting at 11:30a.m. at The Nick. There will be pet portraits, an agility field, bone yard, IQ test, bobbing for hot dogs, BAR-B-Q, bake sale, silent auction, musical sit, costume contest, temporary tattoos, pumpkin decorating, and a peanut butter eating contest.                  

Registration is a $5 donation to A.C.T.S.

For more information call Winnie Paw Station


Nick Golf Classic

At Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club

Monday, July 15th

Register a foursome by calling 603-569-1909 or by emailing

Foursome Entry Form Form-2.xls

Walker Brother’s Circus

July 17th with performances at

5:00p.m. & 7:30p.m.

Walker Brothers' Circus is an old-fashioned traveling family circus, complete with a fantastic tent erected on the fields of The Nick.


Saturday, July 13th

10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

On Saturday, October 5th, the New Hampshire Granite vintage base ball team will play a round robin tournament to benefit the Kingswood Youth Center. The men of New Hampshire Granite will take on two of Maine's finest vintage teams in this exhibition that will begin at 9:00 AM sharp. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 6 and up. Children under 5 are free. Hamburgers, chips and water will be available for purchase.

For more information contact the Kingswood Youth Center at 603-569-5949 or visit our website: