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. They will be open from 9am to 4pm 7 days a week from June 26th, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018. Please contact the office at 207-563-1800 for any questions.


Requests for Engineering Proposals for the Beach Pavilion

The Bristol Parks and Recreation department are in the process of reviewing the Pemaquid Beach Pavilion for required upgrades to the park. Currently they have put out Request for Proposal's for the engineering designs. Please click here for a detail review of the RFP.

SCHEDULE - The tentative schedule for the project is as follows:

June 14Solicit proposals from architects
June 18Site visits at Pemaquid Beach from 12:00-2:00
July 5Proposals due from architects
July 10 and laterInterviews of finalists
July 18Recommendation to Selectmen of selected architect

For additional questions, please contact the Parks Director, Lara Sargent, at 207-350-7022.


Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is open for the season.  Admission is $3.00.

Pemaquid Beach is closed for the season but will open June 15th - weather permitting. Admission is $4.00.

Contact Bristol Parks & Recreation

* 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) 350-6996
Sandra Lane Commissioner (207) 350-6992
Laurie Mahan Commissioner (207) 350-7122
Lara Sargent Parks Director (207) 350-7022
Melanie Tilton Wedding Coordinator (207) 586-5002