Dover Adventure Playground

The Dover Adventure Playground is closed due to COVID-19.

The City of Dover, in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and many generous supporters, has created the new, innovative Dover Adventure Playground. This unique play area features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat, a net climber, swings and slides, a 3-story Garrison tower, a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture, a splash pad, musical instruments and will eventually include a life-sized “whale’s tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool.

Dover Adventure Playground HOURS:

Spring & Summer: 7am - 9:30pm

Fall & Winter: 7am - 7pm

Splash Pad Hours: 9am - 8pm

Alewife Web


It's against the policy of the museum to let anyone who is not a paid visitor use the bathrooms inside the museum. This rule is for safety reasons and we cannot make exceptions.

However, there are two seasonal port-a-potties available for the public to use to the right of the entrance to the Dover pool, close to the river. These port-a-potties are kept open most of the time, but are locked on weekdays from 9pm to 5am. Any additional port-a-potties that might be in the park are probably there for specific events or festivals, like the Cocheco Arts Festival, and might be locked at different times.

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