Matt Casparius, CPRE
Director of Parks & Recreation
Matt became the Director of Parks & Recreation for the Town of Merrimack on January 1st, 2014. Prior to joining the Town of Merrimack; Matt served as the Director of Parks & Recreation for the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea in Massachusetts for 8 years where he spent considerable time growing a small town Recreation Department into a successful self-supporting operation. Matt spent 4 years working for the Town of Brookline, MA and 2 years working for the Town of Lexington, MA.
Matt graduated from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies and holds the CPRE designation which stands for Certified Parks & Recreation Executive. This is a mastery level certification that can only be earned thru years of experience and a rigorous exam process. Currently fewer than 200 Parks & Recreation Professionals in the country have this certification.
Matt is active in the Parks & Recreation Field and has served on numerous board and Committees. Currently he is serving on the Executive Board of the New Hampshire Recreation & Park Association and the NH Camp Directors Association and is an Accreditation Visitor for the American Camp Association. Matt is an avid Red Sox Fan; and a long time Instructor for the American Red Cross, National Safety Council and is a Certified Wilderness First Responder thru SOLO. Matt has also spent the last 15 years volunteering and directing medical tents for the Boston Marathon and the American Red Cross. l. He lives in Londonderry with his wife Amy, son Ben and daughter Abby.
Recreation Program Coordinator
Megan became the new Recreation Program Coordinator for the Town of Merrimack’s Parks and Recreation Department starting in mid-January 2017. She recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and Policy and a minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. In the past she has worked at the Sandwich, Massachusetts Parks & Recreation Department, the Exeter NH Parks & Recreation Department and the Concord NH Parks & Recreation Department.
Megan considers herself a true outdoors person and loves hiking, camping, and kayaking. She is extremely excited to explore the area and start working for the Recreation Department.
The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide affordable, quality programs to meet the needs of the community. We are committed to providing quality recreational services which are educational, fun and rewarding. The Parks & Recreation Department promotes participation by all Merrimack citizens in diverse, interesting & high quality recreational and leisure opportunities in safe, accessible and well maintained Park & Recreation facilities.For a listing of Department Policies & Procedures, pleaseclick here.
Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department
116 Naticook Rd. Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 882-1046 Fax: (603) 883-5335
Hours of Operation : Monday- Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm