Visitors and residents in the Greater Nashua region all benefit from the foresight and forward thinking of Nashua's founding fathers. As the City grew into a manufacturing and textile giant, City leaders understood the importance of recreation and open space. Today, Nashua enjoys one of the finest parks systems of any major New England city. Anchored by the 300+ acre Mine Falls Park with its forested hiking and cycling paths and newly renovated athletic fields, the system offers all of the City's residents a quiet place to get away from the activity of the day. A hot summer day will find the lawns, wading pools and playing fields of Greely Park full of families enjoying their time spent together. In Nashua's south end, Roby Park comes alive in the winter with an outdoor ice skating rink and sledding hill, complete with artificial snowmaking for those winters when mother nature doesn't cooperate. Holman Stadium, where professional baseball's color barrier was broken in the United States when the then Brooklyn Dodgers sent Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe to play here in 1947, still hosts our nation's past time. Nashua's parks have much to offer. For more information about the parks system please click on the link to the right and view a complete map or call the City's award winning Parks and Recreation Department at 603-589-3370 for more information about the department's award winning programs.
A- HOLMAN STADIUM
Home to the Nashua Pride baseball team, Holman Stadium is one of the oldest and brightest stars of the City’s parks system, now shining with new skyboxes and seating, concession stands, restroom facilities and parking.
B- ARTILLERY FIELD
Construction of the home field for the Elm Street Junior High football team is complete, and the site will also be available for lacrosse during that sport’s season.
C- LINCOLN PARK
The five baseball fields and the rectangular playing field will be renovated. Built in 1970, Lincoln Park is now the home of the Northwest Cal Ripkin Baseball League.
D- MINE FALLS PARK
Expertise of the US Army Corps of Engineers and funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will help restore the water quality of the Mill Pond and canal system by improving erosion control and reducing pollution. Recreational enhancements include upgrading the biking and walking trails and the recent renovation of the twoSoifert soccer fields. An integral part of Nashua’s Heritage Trail, the canal system is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a vital link in the City’s cultural and environmental legacy.
E- STELLOS STADIUM, home of Motta Field
This companion to the historic Holman Stadium, provides a rectangular playing field for Youth sporting events. The new stadium, located near exit 5-W on the Everett Turnpike, is the home field for the Nashua High School and Bishop Guertin football programs. Soccer, lacrosse & field hockey games are also played here.
Construction of parking and access to the new
stadium complex completed this major project.
F- SOUTHWEST PARK
The design process is underway for a comprehensive recreational complex at the former Yudicky Farm property. Plans include two playing fields, pedestrian and bike trails, basketball courts, a playground and possibly other expansion opportunities to provide a broad array of activities for residents.
G- KIRKPATRICK PARK / SHADY LANE
Renovation of the playing fields at this site will improve conditions for the leagues.
H- LE PARC DE NOTRE RENAISSANCE FRANCAISE
An important feature of Nashua’s Heritage Trail, Riverfront Park on Water Street is renamed and dedicated to Nashua’s French community, highlighted by the bronze sculpture “La Dame” by Ms. C. Gowell.
I- ATHERTON AVENUE PARK
The 1950’s era park will be upgraded with renovations to the basketball court and softball field. New playground equipment and a refurbished picnic area will attract more families. The park hosts the Ray Oban League.
J- MEMORIAL PARK / Al Savage Basketball
Courts One new basketball court, combined with the recent resurfacing of the existing court, increase and enhance play opportunities. The redesign of the layout of the baseball field, home of the West Cal Ripkin / Babe Ruth League.
K- ROBY PARK
The Master Plan for Roby Park includes the reconstruction of two softball fields, a new parking area for the sledding hill, the installation of a handicapped-accessible playground, development of two miles of passive recreation trails, and the installation of a childrens’ splash pad, snow-making equipment, and an outdoor refrigerated ice rink.