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Governor to Break Ground for Hampton Beach Redevelopment Project

(Hampton Beach, NH) On Wednesday, May 5th, Governor John Lynch and other officials will officially break ground on the Hampton Beach State Park Redevelopment Project. The ceremony will be held at the location of the new North Bathhouse at the Marine Memorial at 11am. This historic event will be open to the public. Parking for the ceremony will be north of the monument and parking enforcement in that area will be suspended from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Harvey Construction Corporation, the Construction Manager for the project, has already moved into Hampton Beach and started some initial ground work. The Hampton Beach Redevelopment Project includes the construction of two new bathhouses at the north (near the Marine Memorial) and south (near Haverhill Street) ends of the promenade, as well as a new Seashell complex. The project also consists of upgrades and improvements to portions of the seawall, parking lots and promenade. Construction will be done in two phases with the two bathhouses being completed by September 2010 in phase one. The Seashell Complex will be phase two; it will begin in September 2010 and be completed by November 30, 2011.

The Department of Resources and Economic Development is working closely with the Department of Administrative Services’ Bureau of Public Works, who is overseeing this capital project for the state. The construction project will span over the next year and a half and cost roughly $12.8 million. Funding comes from the 2010-2011 Capital Budget.

The Division of Parks and Recreation is managing the project for DRED. You can follow the progress of the project at a website: Construction updates and photos will be posted there throughout the course of the redevelopment project.

Hampton Beach State Park is managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation. The Division is comprised of the Parks Bureau, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 92 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of four divisions of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. To learn more, visit or call 603/271-3556.