Pittsfield is fortunate to have 4 playgrounds available for community use. Two are located within public parks and each elementary school has a playground built by volunteers and maintained by SAD#53. The Manson Park playground includes a merry-go-round, swings, a slide, a jungle gym and teeter-totters. Although adjacent to the Manson Park School playground, the Town playground is designed more for older children than is the school playground. The playground in Hathorn Park offers a slide, 2 sets of swings, and a children's sized basketball court. The Manson Park School playground was renovated in 1993-94 by a volunteer committee supported by local businesses. The new playground surface is a sand base covered with wood chips. Swing structures and a merry-go-round from the previous playground were reset in the ground. The playground added new swings, 2 slides, a clock, tunnel, tic-tac-toe, bench, moon walker, physical education structure, and basketball backboard placed for Pre-kindergarten to 2nd graders to reach. Funds above and beyond the construction costs were donated to the school to establish a continuing playground maintenance fund.