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Let us take you on a tour of Concord parks

Let us take you on a tour of Concord parks

Want to know what amenities you can find at some of the city’s biggest parks? We did too, so we found out 0

May 5, 2015
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Merrill ParkIf you want to play basketball against a team of really tall, skinny, super-green trees, Merrill Park on Eastman Street is definitely the place to go. But you can also go there to swim in the pool or play tennis, Little League baseball, softball or soccer, or just get some energy out racing around the expansive… 0

May 5, 2015
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Rollins ParkIf you’re hangin’ in the South End, stop on over at Rollins Park on Bow Street, home to this fancy stone footbridge and that new gazebo in the background, which is the perfect place to take in the scenery and do some outstanding people watching. Rollins also has baseball and softball fields… 0

May 5, 2015
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Keach ParkKeach Park on Newton Avenue is definitely at the head of the colorful playground pack. And check out those sweet squiggly thingers! Keach also boasts a swimming pool and one of the city’s better (and more active) basketball courts, as well as tennis courts and fields for Little League baseball, softball… 0

May 5, 2015
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Rolfe ParkTucked neatly away on Community Drive in Penacook, Rolfe Park has this weathered wooden sign. But if that’s not enough to entice you, there’s also a playground, basketball and tennis courts, one of the city’s seven outdoor pools and fields for Little League baseball, baseball, softball and… 0

May 5, 2015
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Memorial FieldWere we in a helicopter when we snapped this picture? Nope, just teetering on the top row of the massive bleachers at the football field. Memorial Field on South Fruit Street is probably the city’s biggest sports complex, complete with the aforementioned football field (home of the Crimson Tide… 0

May 5, 2015
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White ParkNot pictured: the sweet fountain in the middle of the White Park pond, which happened to be off when we snapped this photo. Trust us, though; it’s majestic. Pictured, however, is the famous skate house behind the pond, which helps turn this park into one of the most happening ice skating spots in town… 0

May 5, 2015
People helping people

Ever wonder what parks and rec really does? Well, here’s the answer

Not every parks and recreation department is like the one in the recently ended show, Parks and Recreation. It sure would be nice, especially for our story-writing purposes, but it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for a city to have a group of employees who don’t really put an emphasis on their jobs – nor… 0

May 5, 2015
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The city-wide swim meet put on by the parks and rec department drew a solid crowd of kiddos in August of 2013. 0

May 5, 2015
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Recreation Supervisor Laura Bryant teaches Max Buckland the finer points of playing tennis with a giant orange ball during the summer of 2013. 0

May 5, 2015