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The mission of the Division of Parks and Recreation is to provide New Hampshire’s citizens and guests with outstanding recreational, educational, and inspirational experiences through the responsible management and cooperative stewardship of the state’s natural, recreational, and cultural resources.


The Division of Parks and Recreation preserves, protects, and stewards New Hampshire’s natural, recreational, and historic sites. These diverse and special places of natural and cultural significance are premiere destinations for families and individuals of all ages and abilities, where exploration, adventure, learning, and fun create experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

The Division’s management is innovative and dynamic, emphasizing outstanding customer service, meeting diverse needs, and developing strong partnerships with other public and private entities. The State Parks are valued and recognized as a critical contributor to New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

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172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03301