Parks & Recreation

Bristol Parks and Recreation hosted a public forum to discuss the Pemaquid Beach Pavilion Replacement project on April 9, 2019 at the Town Hall at 6pm. The Department was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund towards the project. 

This was the last public forum before the design is finalized so residents were invited and encouraged to attend this meeting with the architects for the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Construction is planned to begin in September.


Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park will be opening May 8th, 2019.

Pemaquid Beach will be opening on weekends starting June 8th and then opening 7 days a week starting June 22nd - weather permitting.


Contact Bristol Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation office is located at Ellingwood Information Center at 1180 Bristol Road. Please note that this building is not staffed regularly in the off season.  Please contact the office at 207-563-1800 or call Lara Sargent, Parks Director, at 207-350-7022 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

* Tobacco Free Parks Policy: All Bristol Parks facilities are tobacco free effective May 4th, 2012. These facilities include: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park, Pemaquid Beach and Park, Bristol Swimming Hole, Ellingwood Information Center and Park, Visitors Center and the Rock Schoolhouse.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Clyde Pendleton Commissioner - Chair (207) 677-2500
Sandra Lane Commissioner (207) 563-2134
Laurie Mahan Commissioner (207) 677-3725
Lara Sargent Parks Director (207) 350-7022
Melanie Tilton Wedding Coordinator (207) 586-5002