Press Releases 02/10/2016 - Redevelopment Planning Meeting for Jenness State Beach Announced The Division of Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to attend a design and site planning meeting for the redevelopment of Jenness State Beach in Rye on February 17, 6:00 pm at the Rye Public Library. 12/22/2015 - New Year's Eve Open House at Hampton Beach State Park The Division of Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park. Refreshments will be served and fireworks will begin at 8:00pm. 12/09/2015 - New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation Celebrates the New Year With Hikes on January 1, 2016 Start the New Year with a hike with family and friends in one of four New Hampshire’s State Parks. For the fifth year, the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation will sponsor free hikes on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.