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.
Pool Renovation at Merrill Park
Our Public Properties Division has been working with the H.L. Turner Group and South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas to renovate the pool at Merrill Park. The existing pool structure is being fully replaced to address aging sections and offer improvements for ADA accessibility, increased safety, improved efficiency, and enhanced visual appeal. This is the fourth pool recently renovated as part of a multi-year commitment to upgrade all of the City of Concord's community pools. Similar to the previous pools already renovated, this construction includes: a "zero-entry" access; improved deck floor traction and drainage to reduce slips, trips, and falls; and new exciting features such as a beach style ramp with gusher jets. Public Properties staff will enhance the facility's appeal with fresh paint, new bathroom fixtures, and updated signs. Additionally, new lighting and water filtration media will be installed to improve energy efficiency. Construction officially started in September with a majority of work on the pool structure completed. Work resumed with the return of spring to complete pool wall tiles, concrete decking, pool plastering, freshly painted bathrooms, and final finishes.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18 to unveil the newly renovated pool at Merrill Park. The pool will be open following the ceremony until 5:30 p.m. Bring your swimsuits! Residents must bring ID for free entry. The pool will close after the event until Parks and Recreation officially open pools for the season on June 20. We can't wait for the community to finally be able to enjoy the improvements of this new pool, including a beach style ramp with zero-entry access, a new deck with increased floor traction and drainage, spruced up bathrooms, and gusher jets! For more information on the community pools, visit www.concordnh.gov/pools.