Located at 116 Naticook Road, our Town's beautiful Park has something for everyone. Wasserman Park offers extensive public recreational opportunities including picnicking, swimming, fishing, tennis, volleyball, basketball, ball fields, the Dog Park, and the Norma French Memorial Playground on 46.39 acres of land.
Walking access to Horse Hill Nature Preserve can be gained via the Quarry Trail, which leads from the north parking lot through the Wasserman Conservation Area.
116 Naticook Rd
Merrimack, NH, 03054
The Wasserman Park Town Beach shall be for the exclusive use of Merrimack residents and their authorized guests. Nonresident visitors are permitted to use the area only when they are accompanied by a Merrimack resident.
The waterfront parking lot is restricted to Merrimack residents only. Vehicles must have a 2023 Merrimack Transfer Station Sticker on their vehicle or a 2023 Wasserman Park Parking Placard.
Transfer station stickers and Wasserman Park Parking Placards are available at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, Mondays – Fridays between 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. The Wasserman Park Parking Placard is also available from the Parks & Recreation Department office Mondays – Fridays between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Starting on June 11th; parking placards can also be obtained from the Park Attendant at the beach on Saturdays & Sundays between 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Cars illegally parked are subject to ticketing.
If you are planning on visiting the Wasserman Park Beach and the waterfront parking lot is full; you will need to park your vehicle in the parking lot at the top of the hill near the Parks & Recreation Office or near the Dog Park. When you walk down to the Beach; the Park Attendant will be asking you for proof of Merrimack residency. Please bring a valid ID or other proof of residency to the beach with you otherwise the Park Attendant will turn you away.
Beach Hours: For Summer 2023; Lifeguards will only be available Mondays - Fridays from June 27th - August 8th. Outside of these times, please swim at your own risk. Wasserman Park is open daily from half hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.
On weekdays when Camp is in session; residents are asked to use to open swim area to the left of the docks as we reserve the area inside the docks for Summer Camp operations. This rule is in place for the safety of our campers.
Visitors must follow all lifeguard instructions. Failure to do so may result in being asked to leave the beach.
Water Quality Testing:
Water quality samples are taken on a weekly basis from Mid June and continuing thru August of each year to ensure it is safe for swimming. We test for E.Coli Total Coliform Count (Any number under 88 = safe to swim for all).
The results of the weekly water quality test results for August 15, 2023 is as follows:
Wasserman Park Beach was 2.0 at the dock and 5.2 at the beach. This is the final test for the 2023 season. Testing will begin again in June 2024.
For questions, please contact the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046.