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City of Laconia Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Facilities


Facilities
Rules and Regulations

The Laconia municipal recreation programs are made available at the Laconia Community Center and a system of 20 parks, playgrounds and beaches. These facilities vary in size from less than one acre to as much as 34 acres and in diversity from parks to multi-use facilities. The City also has a system of Park houses available to rent for meetings or social functions (contact the Recreation Office).

 


 


 



 

Community Center (.8 acre):

Community Center

To get there: 306 Union Avenue. This facility contains the Laconia Parks & Recreation offices, a gymnasium and meeting rooms.

Bartlett Beach (3.7 acres):

Bartlett Beach

To get there: Court Street to Bay St. at the end left on to Winnisquam Avenue, 150 Winnisquam Avenue.  This area covers 3.7 acres with 600 feet of frontage on Lake Winnisquam with a beautiful beach. There is also fishing and a playground with picnic facilities. There are seasonal restrooms.

Bond Beach (30 acres): (Laconia Resident only)

Bond Beach

To get there: Elm Street (Lakeport) to Bell Street, take right-hand road down to beach, 182 Bond Beach Rd. This area has 1000 feet of frontage on Lake Opechee, including a life-guarded beach of approximately 200 feet. There are also picnic facilities with a changing-room facility with restrooms, and fishing. Most of this parcel is undeveloped and is used for nature walks and cross-country skiing.

Bobotas Park :

Bobotas Park

To get there: this property is directly behind the Laconia High School football field. This field is mostly used as a youth and High School practice facility.

Leavitt Park (6.6 acres):

Leavitt Park

To get there: 334 Elm Street. This park has a playground and picnic facility, two basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts (closed untill further notice), a soccer field, concession stand and restrooms, seasonal ice skating rink and a Park house.

Memorial Park (18 acres):

Memorial Park

To get there:  Court Street, left on to Pearl Street first right onto Memorial Park Rd. This park is 18 acres, this facility includes a lighted softball and hardball fields with restrooms and concession stand, a lighted outdoor skating facility, a sledding hill (entrance off South Street), five tennis courts (entrance off Lindsey Court), and fishing in the brook.

Opechee Park (20 acres):

Opechee Park

To get there: 915 North Main Street. There are 2800 feet of life guarded beaches as well as fishing in Lake Opechee, field hockey, soccer and a 400M rubberized track. There are five Little League ball fields, two playgrounds, two changing-room facilities with restrooms and a concession stand. Picnic facilities are found throughout the park.

Robbie Mills Sports Complex (2 acres):

Robbie Mills

to get there: Corner of Eastman and Meredith Center Road. This facility has one lighted soccer field, one lighted hardball field, concession stand and restrooms.

Sanborn Park (4 acres):

Sanborn Park

To get there: off of Mechanic Street. This area has a playground, basketball court, and one 60-ft. baseball diamond.

Skate Park (.25 acres):

To get there: New Salem Street (next to the Police Dept.), fenced in paved area with limited elements for skate boarding/biking.

Spruce Street (26 acres):

This location is an undeveloped parcel.

Stewart Park (2 acres)

Stewart Park

To get there: in the heart of downtown on Union Avenue near the lights. This is a green belt park for the City of Laconia bordering the Winnipesauke River and has park benches and fishing.

Tardif Park (2 acres):

Tardif Park

To get there:  Gilford Avenue to Highland Street, left onto Crescent Street. This park has a double-use court (basketball or tennis), an ADA compliant playground with picnic facilities, fishing on Jewett Brook and a Park house.

Endicott Rock Park(Weirs Beach) (2.5 acres):

Weirs Beach

To get there: the corner of Endicott St. & Lakeside Ave. and it is the focal point of the tourist area of Weirs Beach. This area has a small limited playground and picnic facility, 450 feet of life-guarded beach frontage and a changing-room facility with restrooms

Weirs Docks:

Weirs Docks

To get there: 173 Lakeside avenue; on the boardwalk adjacent to Weirs Beach. This location provides 39 boat slips for boats on an average of 20-25 ft.

Weirs Community Park (27 acres):

To get there: Route 3, on Lucerne Avenue near the Weirs Beach Fire Station.  This facility has a Park house, picnic pavilion, amphitheater, natural looking playground and walking trails throughout the park.  Much of the park is left in its natural state.

WOW Trail (1.2 miles)

To get there:  Lakeport square to North Main Street beside the Library

Wyatt Park (1.2 acres):

Wyatt Park

To get there:  South Main Street past Dunkin Donuts on right before Route 107, 22 Champlin Street;. There is a playground and picnic facilities and two basketball courts walking trail, pickleball court, hopscotch and 4 square.

Elm Street School (4 acres):

Elm Street School

this location abutts the Bond Beach Property, has a playground, a 60-ft. baseball diamond, gymnasium and nature trails which continue on the Bond Beach property.

Pleasant Street School (12.5 acres):

Pleasant Street School

this location has a playground, a 60-ft. baseball diamond, gymnasium and an outdoor learning center.

Woodland Heights School (34 acres):

Woodland Heights

this location has a playground, two 60-ft. baseball diamonds, a gymnasium, and undeveloped woodland with nature trail.

LACONIA PARKS AND RECREATION RULES AND REGULATIONS

IN ACCORDANCE with the provisions of RSA Chapter 31, Chapter 44 and Chapter 216 of the Cityof Laconia Public Ordinances, the Laconia Parks and Recreation Commission hereby adopts thefollowing rules and regulations for the care, protection, preservation and use of the City parks:

  1. Inflatables, life jackets, swim fins, snorkels and tubes are not permitted in thewater.
  2. Permits are required for fires, except in park grills or portable grills. For facilities under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Commission, propane tanks in excess of 5lbs. are prohibited, unless a waiver is granted by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
  3. Removal of or damage to any structure, plant, turf or natural feature within the City's park areas is prohibited.
  4. Changing clothes is permitted only in buildings approved for that purpose.
  5. All waste, charcoal and trash must be placed in the containers provided by the City.
  6. Animals are not allowed in the water or on the beach. Animals walked on park property shall be leashed, and owners are responsible to remove all animal feces.
  7. Ball playing, horseshoes, and other similar games are not allowed except in designated areas. Beachballs and other soft rubber balls may be used on the beach at the discretion of the park personnel in chargeof the area.
  8. In matters of safety and orderliness, persons shall obey all reasonable requests made by park personnel.
  9. Persons giving false information or false alarms about swimming, help, and other emergency situations will be subject to prosecution.
  10. Missing persons shall be immediately reported to the lifeguard or other park personnel on duty.
  11. Park personnel will not assume responsibility of children lunder 13years old left unattended by their parents or guardians.
  12. Employees are not permitted to receive tips or gifts.
  13. Automobiles, mini bikes, RV's and all types of motor vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas except by written permit from Parks and Recreation.
  14. State regulations for boats, water skiing and any propelled water craft (150 ft. from all land or swimming ropes) will be enforced in all waters.
  15. There will be no overnight camping or parking in any park except by special permit.
  16. Hockey shall be played only at specified times and places.
  17. All parks and beaches shall open at 7:00am and close at 10:00 p.m. with the exception of Weirs Beach (midnight), Courts from 8am to 8pm and scheduled events approved by the Commission or City Council.
  18. Vending and soliciting in the parks, playgrounds or on beaches without a special permit from the Parks and Recreation Commission is prohibited.
  19. Only authorized parks personnel are permitted under the "boardwalk" at Weirs Beach.
  20. The use or possession of a chemical substance is prohibited except where authorized by permit.
  21. Public swimming is prohibited during swim lesson instruction.
  22. There is absolutely no launching of boats, jet skis, or any other water apparatus from a City beach or park except in designated areas.
  23. Swimming will only be allowed in designated areas.
  24. Admittance to any City beach or park can only be made through a public roadway or walkway.
  25. Endicott Rock Park Capacity: At no time shall there be more than 2200 people in the park.
  26. Offensive behavior: No person shall act to endanger others be intoxicated or engage in any indecent act/language or loud noise which would be offensive to any reasonable person or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to breach the public peace. Such behavior can result in expulsion.
  27. The use of Tobacco products is prohibited in any City recreation area and facility.
  28. Enclosed tents are prohibited in any City recreation area and facility.  Shades canopies with open sides are allowed if properly secured.
  29. Hammocks are prohibited in any City recreation and facility.

Approved by the Laconia Parks & Recreation Commissions February 16, 2016.

 
 
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