Exeter’s city park, also known as Gilbert’s Park, is located at 110 E. Maplewood Street. The Aquatic Center is also located in the park. The park has playground equipment, a ball field, and picnic facilities. Exeter also has four neighborhood mini parks located throughout the city with tennis and basketball courts at Edgar Recreation Center in the center of the community.
Annual events include the Easter Egg hunt in the spring, the Firemen’s BBQ and Street Dance in the summer and holiday activities in November and December. Summer recreation abounds with league play in softball and baseball for many age groups. Youth can also participate in 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, church schools, day camps, and summer reading programs.
Historic St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and many turn-of-the-century homes offer a glimpse fo the beauty of the architecture of late 1800 and early 1900 buildings.