City of Laconia Parks & Recreation Department
Parks & Facillities
The Laconia municipal recreation programs are made available through a system of 20 park/ playground and school facilities. 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).
The Parks & Recreation Department has also set up a web-based software that is available by clicking HERE. This software will show you what actually happens on our fields and in our parks -- we think you'll be surprised! Feel free to take a look. Keep in mind this schedule reflects only those programs and events that come to the Parks & Rec. Commission with Facility Use Requests. More will be more added for the fall programs. The schedules does not include those who just go to the park for the day to play or have a family picnic. Did you ever imagine Laconia's fields and parks were so well used?
Community Center (.8 acre):
To get there: this is the main Community Center located at 306 Union Avenue. This facility contains the Laconia Parks & Recreation offices, a gymnasium, a racquetball court and several meeting rooms.
Bartlett Beach (3.7 acres):
To get there: 150 Winnisquam Avenue; Court Street, turn at Walter's Market on to Winnisquam Avenue, go to end of street, take a left, then all the way to end of street. This area covers 3.7 acres with 600 feet of frontage on Lake Winnisquam with a life-guarded beach. There is also fishing and a playground with picnic facilities. There are restrooms.
Bond Beach (30 acres): (Laconia Resident only)
To get there: 182 Bond Beach rd.; Elm Street (Lakeport) to Bell Street, take right-hand road down to beach. 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 rest rooms, and fishing. Most of this parcel is undeveloped and is used for nature walks and cross-country skiing.
Bobotas Park (6.2 acres):
To get there: this property abuts the Laconia High School. There is a 60-ft. baseball diamond, a field hockey field, a football practice facility, and an equipment storage building.
Leavitt Park (6.6 acres):
To get there: 334 Elm Street; Elm Street in Lakeport. This park has a playground and picnic facility, two basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, a regulation baseball field, and a Park house.
Memorial Park (18 acres):
To get there: 31 Lindsay Court; Court Street, left on to Pearl Street. This park is 18 acres and located off of Court Street. This facility includes a lighted softball field with rest rooms and concession stand, a lighted hardball field with rest rooms and concession stand, a lighted outdoor skating facility, a sliding hill, five tennis courts, and fishing.
Opechee Park (20 acres):
To get there: 915 North Main Street; North Main Street, across from the Central Fire Station. There are 2800 feet of life guarded beaches as well as fishing in Lake Opechee, filed hockey, soccer and a 400M rubberized track. There are five Little League ball fields, two playgrounds, two changing-room facilities with rest rooms, an all-weather track, and a concession stand. Picnic facilities are found throughout the park, the former Laconia Fairgrounds. There is also a Park house.
Robbie Mills (2 acres):
to get there: 15 Eastman Road, corner of Eastman and Meredith Center Road. This facility has one lighted soccer field, one lighted hardball field, concession stand and restroom.
Sanborn Park (4 acres):
To get there: off of Mechanic Street. This area has a new playground, two basketball courts, and one 60-ft. baseball diamond.
Skate Park (.25 acres):
To get there: New Salem Street (next to the Police Dept.), fence in paved area with multiple elements for skate boarding/biking.
Spruce Street (26 acres):
This location is an undeveloped parcel.
Stewart Park (2 acres)
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):
To get there: 51 Crescent Street; Gilford Avenue to Highland Street, left onto to Crescent Street. This park has a lighted double-use court (basketball or tennis), a playground with picnic facilities, fishing on Jewett Brook and a Park house.
Weirs Beach (2.5 acres):
To get there: it's the focal point of the tourist area of Weirs Beach. This area has a playground and picnic facility, 450 feet of life-guarded beach frontage and a changing-room facility with rest rooms
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 Park (27 acres):
To get there: Route 3, on Lucerne Avenue near the Weirs Beach Fire Station. This area contains nature trails and is for the most part undeveloped except for the Park house or Community Center.
Wyatt Park (1.2 acres):
To get there: 22 Champlin Street; South Main Street past Dunkin Donuts on right before Route 107. There is a playground and picnic facilities, two basketball courts, and a Park house.
Elm Street School (4 acres):
this location abuts 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):
this location has a playground, a 60-ft. baseball diamond, gymnasium and an outdoor learning center.
Woodland Heights School (34 acres):
this location has a playground, two 60-ft. baseball diamonds, a gymnasium, and undeveloped woodland with nature trail.
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:
- Inflatables, life jackets, swim fins, face masks, goggles, snorkels and tubes are not permitted in thewater.
- Permits are required for fires, except in park grills or portable grills. Propane tanks in excess of 5lbs. areprohibited.
- Removal of or damage to any structure, plant or natural feature within the City's park areas isprohibited.
- Changing clothes is permitted only in buildings approved for that purpose.
- All waste, charcoal and trash must be placed in the containers provided by the City.
- Animals are not allowed in the water or on the beach. Animals walked on park property shall beleashed, and owners are responsible to remove all animal feces.
- Acts endangering others, disorderly conduct, intoxication, and obscene or indecent acts are strictlyprohibited.
- Firearms shall not be used or carried in any manner on park property.
- 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.
- In matters of safety and orderliness, persons shall obey all reasonable requests made by park personnel.
- Persons giving false information or false alarms about swimming, help, and other emergency situationswill be subject to prosecution.
- Missing persons shall be immediately reported to the lifeguard or other park personnel on duty.
- Park personnel will not assume responsibility of children left unattended by their parents or guardians.
- Employees are not permitted to receive tips or gifts.
- Automobiles, mini bikes, RV's and all types of motor vehicles are restricted to designated roads andparking areas except by written permit from Parks and Recreation.
- State regulations for boats, water skiing and any propelled water craft (150 ft. from all land orswimming ropes) will be enforced in all waters.
- There will be no overnight camping or parking in any park except by special permit.
- Hockey shall be played only at specified times and places.
- All parks and beaches shall close at 10:00 p.m. with the exception of Weirs Beach (midnight) andscheduled events approved by the Commission or City Council.
- Vending and soliciting in the parks, playgrounds or on beaches without a special permit from theParks and Recreation Commission is prohibited.
- Only authorized parks personnel are permitted under the "boardwalk" at Weirs Beach.
- The use or possession of a chemical substance is prohibited except where authorized by permit.
- Public swimming is prohibited during swim lesson instruction, except in designated areas.
- There is absolutely no launching of boats, jet skis, or any other water apparatus from a City beach orpark except in designated areas.
- Swimming will only be allowed in designated areas.
- Admittance to any City beach or park can only be made through a public roadway or walkway.
- Endicott Rock Park Capacity: At no time shall there be more than 2200 people in the park.
- Offensive behavior: No person shall engage in any indecent language or loud noise which would beoffensive to any reasonable person or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to breach thepublic peace. Such behavior can result in expulsion.
- The use of Tobacco products is prohibited in any City recreation area and facility.Approved by the Laconia Parks & Recreation Commissions March 16, 2009.