Merrimack Parks & Recreation




Updated: 2/24/17 @ 1:00 pm
The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department invites you to join us tomorrow - Saturday, February 25th for the 25th Annual Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park. Despite the early arrival of spring, our Winter Carnival will still be happening tomorrow although it has transformed into more of a Spring Festival this year. 

This years event will feature an afternoon full of FREE activities, games, workshops and much more. Come out to Wasserman Park and enjoy the nice weather. We will be roasting s'mores on a campfire; we have numerous community organizations offering a variety of games, contests and other activities and Macaroni Kid of Merrimack/Nashua will be offering face painting.

After you check out the scheduled activities, head out for a hike on the trail system around the Park or bring your dog and check out the new Merrimack Dog Park which opened in December. The Friends of the Merrimack Dog Park will have a table setup at the event and can tell you more about continuing improvements to the Dog Park.

We are pleased to welcome back 96.5 The Mill Radio Station who will be joining us again this year. Merrimack Friends & Families will also have a concession stand setup during the event.

Come and learn about all the resources that exist here in Merrimack.  Activities will take place both inside and outside the Function Hall, which has a brand new heating system this year. The event runs from 12:00 - 3:00 PM and we hope you will come and join us!

For questions, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046 or Email Us 

Please note: As a result of the warm temperatures and significant snow melt, we are unable to hold the Ice Fishing Derby, Cardboard Box Sled Contest, Snowshoeing or the Antique Sno Car rides.


Activities currently scheduled as of 2/24/17:

Campfire with S'more's  - Merrimack Parks & Recreation
Demonstration from the
Southern NH Flying Eagles

Environmental Education Workshop - Identifying NH Trees with Naticook Day Camp's own Nature Liz

Ice Carving Demo byIcebreakers NH LLC

96.5 The Mill

Information & Giveaways with Friendly's of Merrimack

Information Booth -Merrimack Town Center Committee

Concession stand run by fromMerrimack Friends & Families

Games & Raffle with United Way of Greater Nashua

Games withElite Rehab & Sports Therapy

Information Booth & Raffle - Merrimack Dog Park

Information Booth & Games  - SimplyFun Playologist

Information Booth -Launch Trampoline Park, Nashua

Trails Information Booth - Merrimack Conservation Commission

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Booth -Merrimack Girl Scouts

Spinal Screenings withLive Free Chiropractic

Information Booth / Child Safety Kits from American Income Life

Face Painting with Macaroni Kid of Nashua/Merrimack

Games with Movement Christian Church

Games withMerrimack High School Interact Club


Join Merrimack Parks & Recreation and Merrimack Friends & Families for the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wasserman Park.  The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four different age groups and conducted at different times so all children have the ability to find lots of Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be on site in the Function Hall from 10:00am to 11:30am, so bring your camera and take pictures of your child with the Easter Bunny!  In addition, Merrimack Friends & Families will be holding a charitable bake sale during the event.  All children should bring their own Easter basket to collect your eggs in. This year we will be handing out more than 5000 Easter eggs!

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