Merrimack Parks & Recreation


Norma French Playground  

Two Basketball Courts  

Amenities at Wasserman:

Function Hall Building

(Available for rental)

Wasserman Park Rules & Regulations

Community Garden 

(Garden Agreement Required)

Wasserman Park Recreation Area

Sandy Beach on Naticook Lake 

(Beach open to Merrimack Residents Only)

Seven Tennis Courts

Two Baseball Fields 

The Wasserman Park Conservation area is 87.7 acres where you will find trails for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, birdwatching, and more! 

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  • Absolutely no alcohol.
  • No smoking.
  • No profane language.
  • Pets must remain on a leash.
  • Dogs are prohibited from going into the designated swimming area at Wasserman Park per NH DES Regulation Env-Wq 905.08 (b)(2) between June 15th - August 31st .
  • No glass bottles.
  • No floats in the water.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult.
  • No fishing off the docks.
  • No pushing people off the docks.
  • No littering.
  • No Off-road vehicles.
  • No hanging on people in the water.
  • No swimming outside the swimming area.
  • No diving off the docks.
  • Everyone must follow the lifeguard instructions.
  • Park hours are from sunrise to sunset
  • No person shall discharge firearms in any park.
  • Camp Fires are only permitted in limited circumstances and require individual to obtain permission from the Parks & Recreation Department and a permit from the Fire Department.

Beach Information:
Lifeguards on duty from 8:30 - 3:30 pm; Mondays - Fridays between June 25th - August 17th. Outside of these hours, swimming is at your own risk.

Water quality samples are taken on a weekly basis beginning in June and continuing thru August of each year to ensure it is safe for swimming and results are sent to the NH Department of Environmental Services. (Any number under 88 =  safe to swim).

The results of the weekly water quality test results for June 20, 2018 are as follows:
-Wasserman Park was 32.3 at the dock and 29.2 at the beach.

*Please note that the Beach at Wasserman Park is for Merrimack Residents and their accompanied guests only.

For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046 or 
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Public Picnic Area 

Located at 116 Naticook Road, our Town's beautiful Park has something for everyone.  Wasserman Park offers extensive public recreational opportunities including picnicking, swimming, fishing, tennis, volleyball, basketball, ball fields, and the Norma French Memorial Playground on 46.39 acres of land.  Walking access to Horse Hill Nature Preserve can be gained via the Quarry Trail, which leads from the north parking lot through the Wasserman Conservation Area.