Concord General Services' Public Properties Division is responsible for the maintenance of City owned and public community facilities. Locations include the Municipal Complex (City Hall, City Auditorium, Police Headquarters, Concord Public Library, Penacook Library, Code Enforcement Office & Council Chambers), the COMF (Combined Operations Maintenance Facility), community centers, community swimming pools, park buildings, the Concord Municipal Airport, the Douglas N. Everett Arena, and more.
Responsibilities include preventative and corrective upkeep for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additional tasks for maintenance include flooring, painting, interior cleaning, and other custodial duties. Public Properties also performs snow removal for public areas (including the Concord Municipal Airport) and oversees renovation projects for public facilities.
New Splash Pad at White Park
Construction has started to replace the existing kiddie pool at White Park with a new splash pad. Concord General Services’ Public Properties Division will be working with the H.L. Turner Group and South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas to renovate this space. This will be the fifth pool renovated as part of a multi-year commitment to upgrade all of the City of Concord’s community pools. The pool at Merrill Park was the most recently completed renovation, with a public opening ahead of the 2021 summer season.
The new splash pad at White Park will feature dozens of new splash and spray elements, while restoring the pool’s existing beloved elements, including the rain drop, whale, and tumble buckets. Replacing the pool with a splash pad will extend the seasonal usability, require less staffing, and reduce necessary maintenance. This project will include refurbished bathrooms and provide facility improvements, increase ADA inclusivity, improve public safety, increase efficiency, enhance visual appeal, and address concerns of aging components.
Funding for this project was appropriated by City Council as part of the fiscal year 2023 budget. This project invests in the City’s public infrastructure and will create a new space for the community to enjoy for years to come.
Work will continue into fall 2022 and resume in the spring for an anticipated grand opening in 2023. View a video of the proposed design concept.