Parks & Recreation Commission

Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Commission maintains the inventory of parks and open space in the city, makes recommendations for long- and short-term maintenance and improvement plans, and approves the use of the city's parks and recreational facility for events.


Applicants interested in holding ongoing or special events must complete a Park and Facility Application. All facility use applications must be turned in to Amesbury Recreation by the third Monday of the month in order to be considered on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting. Please see the facility forms, rules and regulations and fee schedule.

Amesbury is rich in its natural resources, with amenities that include:

  • Lake Attitash and Lake Gardner
  • Several ponds
  • A public beach
  • The Merrimack and Powow Rivers
  • Open space preserves
  • Parks
  • Farms
  • The Town Forest
  • The new Riverwalk

Amesbury has a number of parks and open spaces that provide year round active and passive recreation activities. Residents value the many beautiful open spaces and vistas throughout Amesbury. Please see the Recreation Inventory for specific uses.

Facility Documents