Community Development Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Phone: 603- 610 - 7226


The City has contracted with Richardson & Associates, Inc. to provide design services for improvements at the Haven School Playground.  The goal of this project is to improve park aesthetics, safety and functionality.  Engineering and design work is expected to be completed by early 2014. 

On Tuesday, October 8th the City held a meeting at the Library and asked residents to give their input on the current condition of the park and also what they would like to see for the design of playground improvements.  Attendees looked at various samples of park improvements and recorded their level of like, dislike or neutrality.  Afterwards, participants were given an additional opportunity to comment upon the potential design.

There was a second input meeting that discussed a preliminary design of the playground scheduled on December 11, 2013 (click here for the presentation).  Additionally, you are welcome to contact Special Projects Manager, Adam Cannon, at (603) 610-7250 and give him your feedback.

We invite you to review the Existing Conditions of the playground and make a comment about the improvements. 

Haven School Playground Design Alternative Presentation (12.11.13)

Haven School Playground Existing Conditions (click here)