This is one that I’m always at first hesitant to share because it feels like a secret. Not nearly as many people know about Haven Park as, say, Prescott Park. Part of what makes it special is that it’s so quiet most of the time. It’s not even really hidden, in fact, you’ve probably walked or driven by it a bunch of times on your way to the farmers’ market or to Sanders or New Castle. You might recognize that statue of Fitz John Porter atop his horse. You can see it from the dog park and Leary Field, home of the Mavericks. And when you’re sitting in the park, you have a beautiful view of City Hall Hill.
This view is extra special to me because the police station is the building I was born in (it was the hospital at the time) and that building you see over my shoulder, now Connors Cottage senior housing, is where both my mother and father were born (that was the hospital then). And of course, amidst it all is the current City Hall, where many other locals between my age and my parents’ age, were born.
You can find Haven Park on Pleasant Street, past Junkins, between Edward and Livermore Streets. Read more about it on seacoastnh.com.