ABOUTPortsmouth’s Alumni-Wentworth Field sits on the original site of the historic Wentworth School on Granite Street. The relocation of the field came after an expansion of Portsmouth Middle School, with the field’s new location outfitted with over 60 parking spaces, bleachers, and a concession stand. Six years later, Alumni-Wentworth Field has become the center of the Portsmouth youth softball community and a place to play, grow, and celebrate.
WHYThe Town Council of Portsmouth voted unanimously to stop using harmful synthetic pesticides on municipally owned properties, a policy that may be the first of its kind in the state of New Hampshire. Portsmouth is now adopting the use of organic alternatives for city-maintained parks, fields, and sidewalks, starting with Alumni-Wentworth Field. The Town Council is encouraging residents to adopt similar changes in their own backyards and gardens, with the hope that Portsmouth can become an even healthier place for people and the environment to thrive.
A coastal city interwoven with neighborhoods and waterways, Portsmouth is working to reduce water pollution as well as the effects of environmental toxins on residents. The transition of the Alumni-Wentworth Field marks the beginning of this journey for youth sports teams, families, and visitors to #PlayFree from harmful pesticides and enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer.