About the Park

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, 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

Wasserman Park Offerings

Recreation Department Office


Sandy Beach on Naticook Lake


Function Hall


Merrimack Dog Park


Conservation Area Information


Conservation Area Trail Map


Public Picnic Area


Community Garden


Seven Tennis Courts


Two Basketball Courts


Two Baseball Fields


Wall Ball Court


Rental Information

Wasserman Park Function Hall

Looking for a venue to host your next holiday gathering, reunion or birthday party?  Then consider the Function Hall at Wasserman Park. This campy style building provides a comfortable atmosphere among 46 acres of parkland and provides an affordable option for your next event. 

Rentals are available 7 days per week between 7:00 am – 11:00 pm. Parks & Recreation Department activities have priority use of the building. Rentals are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis based upon availability. The building is equipped with a new heating system, new carpeting, bathrooms and a commercial kitchen. The facility has WIFI internet and tables & chairs are provided.

There are two main rooms in the building which are included with your rental. The Front Room measures 25 feet x 35 feet (875 square feet) and can hold up to 100 people standing or 50 people if seated theater or classroom style based upon our New Hampshire Permit to Operate a Place of Assembly. The Main Hall measures 35 feet x 50 feet (1750 square feet) with a high ceiling and can hold up to 200 people standing or 140 if seated theater or classroom style based upon our New Hampshire Permit to Operate a Place of Assembly. When you rent the facility it comes with the use of tables & chairs. We have 140 folding chairs, 16 six foot rectangular folding tables & 10 eight foot rectangular folding tables.

We have a commercial kitchen which features a Propane Convection Oven, Commercial Stove, Refrigerator, Walk-In Freezer and Microwave along with a three compartment sink. 

  • A $50.00 security deposit is required to reserve any date along with all pages signed and initialed.  This deposit is applied to the overall cost of your rental.
  • All rentals require a certificate of liability insurance naming the Town of Merrimack as additionally insured.
  • Kitchen Area for cooking and refrigeration requires an additional rental fee.
  • Checks should be made payable to the TOWN OF MERRIMACK.

Function Hall Rental Fees

  • Resident: $125.00 for 3 hour block of time
  • Non-Resident: $300.00 for 3 hour block of time
  • Additional Hour: $25.00 for each additional hour
  • Kitchen Use: $50.00 (FLAT RATE FEE)

Renter's Insurance using our Carrier:

  • Without liquor: $77.00+
  • With liquor: $153.00+

All rentals require a certificate of liability insurance naming the Town of Merrimack as additionally insured. The insurance policy must provide for general liability coverage with limits no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate, for person injury, bodily injury and property damage. Applicants may obtain this policy from their own insurance carrier or they can obtain a Tulip Event Insurance Policy through Primex NH using Venue ID Code: OB54 084. You can also search for Town of Merrimack. A copy of the insurance binder must be submitted to the Parks & Recreation Department at least one week in advance of the event along with any final payments that are due or the event will be cancelled.

Rules For Alcohol Consumption:

The Town of Merrimack does not carry it's own liquor liability insurance. However, alcohol is permitted inside the Function Hall under the follow conditions:

  • Applicant must hire a Caterer or Bartender to serve the alcohol.
  • Caterer/Vendor must also provide a certificate of liability insurance with limits no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate and which names the Town of Merrimack as additionally insured.
  • All alcohol must remain inside the Function Hall.
  • The Bartender/Caterer can be anyone who meets the above qualifications. The Town of Merrimack does not endorse any particular vendor, but as a matter of convenience has developed a list of some local suggestions.

General Rules & Regulations:

  • No smoking is allowed anywhere inside the building. 
  • No fog machines or pyrotechnics devices are allowed. If the fire alarm or the sprinkler system is set off, fines will be imposed upon the renter.
  • Tacks, push pins or similar hardware to hang decorations should not be used. If tape is used, it must be fully removed afterwards. Hanging decorations from sprinkler system pipes are prohibited.
  • Groups using the facility are responsible for room setup and neatly returning all tables and chairs to the storage area. The Function Hall must be left secure with all lights turned off and windows closed and locked.
  • Users are responsible for cleaning up after any activity including, but not limited to, picking up trash and arranging the room back to its original condition. 
  • All trash should be collected and properly disposed of in the dumpster outside. Failure to cleanup will result in a fee being charged for cleanup.

    The Town of Merrimack and its employees are not responsible for any lost or stolen articles or for the safety of any property brought onto the premises.

    Any damages to Town property, even accidental damages are the responsibility of the individual or organization renting the facility. Damages must be reported to the Parks & Recreation Department within 24 hours or the next business day. In addition, all injuries or incidents including vandalism or theft must be reported to the Parks & Recreation Department within 24 hours or the next business day.

    Applicant is applying for the use of the Function Hall building at Wasserman Park only; all other amenities at Wasserman Park are open to the general public and usage of those amenities cannot be restricted.

For questions or more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046 or you can Email Us


The Function Hall at Wasserman Park
116 Naticook Rd

Merrimack, NH, 03054


Function Hall Rental Application (pdf)


Tenet User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP) (pdf)


History of Wasserman Park (pdf)


Caterer & Bartender List (pdf)



About the Wasserman Beach

Rules and Regulations

  • The Wasserman Park Town Beach shall be for the exclusive use of Merrimack residents. Non-resident visitors are permitted to use the area only when accompanied by a Merrimack resident.  Only Merrimack Residents may park in the Waterfront Parking Lot and vehicles must have a valid parking pass. Passes shall consist of either a valid Merrimack Transfer Station Sticker (Available at the Town Clerk's Office) or a rear view mirror placard which is available from the Town Clerk's Office or the Parks & Recreation Department.   
  • No alcohol.  
  • No smoking.
  • No profane language.  
  • Pets must remain on a leash.   
  • Dogs are prohibited from beach and designated swimming area between June 15th - August 31st  per NH DES Regulation Env-Wq 905.07 (b)(2)   
  • No glass bottles.
  • No floats in the water.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult.
  • No fishing off the docks.
  • No pushing people off the docks.
  • No littering.
  • No Off-road vehicles.
  • No hanging on people in the water.
  • No swimming outside the swimming area.  
  • No diving off the docks.
  • Everyone must follow the lifeguard instructions.
  • Park hours are from sunrise to sunset
  • No person shall discharge firearms in any park.  
  • Camp Fires are only permitted in limited circumstances and require individual to obtain permission from the Parks & Recreation Department and a permit from the Fire Department.   

Beach Information: 

Lifeguards on duty from 8:30 - 3:30 pm; Mondays - Fridays between June 25th - August 23rd. Outside of these hours, swimming is at your own risk.    

Water Quality Testing:Water quality samples are taken on a weekly basis beginning in June and continuing thru August of each year to ensure it is safe for swimming. (Any number under 88 =  safe to swim). 

The results of the weekly water quality test results for August 20, 2019 is as follows: 

Wasserman Park Beach was 10.8 at the dock and 3.1 at the beach. 


Fun For Fur Friends

About the Dog Park

The Dog Park is located within Wasserman Park, which is located at 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. The Park is open to both Residents & Non-Residents and is free of charge to use. When you pull into the Park you will travel down a short hill and take the first right. This will lead you directly to the Visitors Parking Lot and to the Dog Park which is on the backside of the visitors parking lot. The Dog Park is 3/4 of an acre in size and is divided into two sections (one for large dogs and one for small dogs). The large dog area measures 91 x 208 and the small dog area is 50 x 208.

Important Notes for Park Users:

  • Owners need to remember to bring a bag for picking up after your dog
  • There is no water source available for public use at the Dog Park.
  • Keep gates closed, if you open it close it, if its open, then close it.

Rules & Regulations

All sections of Chapter 119 & 142 of the Town Code also apply to this facility

1. Users of this facility do so at their own risk. The Town will not be held liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog on Town property.

2. All dogs must be leashed when exiting and entering the off-leash area.

3. Handlers must watch their dogs at all times; no unattended dogs allowed.

4. Please be considerate of others; keep gates closed at all times.

5. No more than two (2) dogs per handler. Handlers must remain in same fenced area with their dogs.

6. Children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the off-leash area. Children 9-15 must be supervised by an adult. Handlers must be at least 16 years old.

7. All dogs must wear current license and vaccination tags; sick dogs are not allowed in the park.

8. Handlers must “Scoop the Poop” and properly dispose of it in designated trash areas.

9. No female dogs in season (heat) permitted.

10. Apparatus in the park is for dog use only-patrons should refrain from climbing on them.

11. Spike or choke collars must be removed upon entering the Dog Park.

12. Dogs weighing more than 30 lbs. are not allowed in the “Small Dog” area.

13. Dogs under six months of age are prohibited.

14. Aggressive dogs are not allowed in the park.


We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Dog Park Committee who have worked tirelessly for a number of years to get this park built. We would also like to thank all of those people who made financial contributions to the Dog Park which made it all possible.


PLATINUM PAW: All Paws & Pets Crematory

GOLDEN BONE: Merrimack Smiles

BRONZE BISCUIT: Anheuser-Busch, ConvenientMD, Elliott Orthodontics, Immediate Care at Merrimack Medical Center, Journey’s End Home Euthanasia Service, Vault Motor Storage

PART OF THE PACK: Bailey's Towing & Auto Body, Figueroa Family, Chris, Christensen, Christine Lavoie, Christopher Brown, Deb Vaughn, Paul and Carolyn Belfiore, Ronald W Douville, OD, Figueroa Family, Fimbel Paunet Corp., Horse 'n Hound PT, Loving Memory of Max Poole, LTD Company, Mercy Animal Hospital, Merrimack Fire Department, Merrimack Friends & Families, Merrimack Rotary, Merrimack Tax Associates, Merrimack Veterinary Hospital, The Pfeifer Family, Nicole Schorer, Pets Choice, Provencher Engineering, LLC, Sea-Jay Photography, Triangle Credit Union

BENCH SPONSOR: Professional Pet Sitting Etc


We would like to thank Eagle Scout Daniel Figueroa from Troop 424 for building the Dog Park Sponsorship Sign. We would also like to thank Girl Scout Troop 14002 for building the equipment storage shed at the Dog Park. 

In addition, we have received a number of individual contributions from donors, which can be found here.

Even though construction is complete, we will continue to raise funds to further develop as well as maintain the park. If you wish to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation, we have additional sponsorship opportunities which can be found here.


Or you can send in an individual contribution by mailing a check to:

Town of Merrimack, NH
Finance Dept./Dog Park Fund
6 Baboosic Lake Road

Learn More

For information about Doggy play dates and other activities of the Friends of the Merrimack Dog Park, email them at  merrimackdogpark@gmail.com