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The Hampton Beach State Park Annual Slush Fund

Updated: May 7, 2023

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023  


Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion – 2nd Floor


The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources – Division of Parks and Recreation will host an in-person community meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 from 5pm-6:30PM to re-cap winter operations and discuss summer plans and updates at Hampton Beach State Park. All are welcome to attend.

Did you know that the NH State Parks budget is a standalone budget not reviewed by the state legislators, because it "funds itself."

Also, due to a complete lack of transparency, the last annual report filed on the NH state parks website is from fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

What about June 30, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022? Where are the state's ELECTED representatives assuring financial transparency to the public?

No accountability = no transparency = fraud.

Someone should ask state park staff for the financial detail of their 2018 annual report:

  • 2018 revenues of $23 million and expenditures of $22.5 million including $11.4 million going towards state park salaries and benefits. 

Where is the paper trail of all these expenditures?

How were these expenditures authorized?

Many former locally elected officials, including myself, would argue the entire unaudited annual state park revenue and expenditure reports to be nothing more than an unaccounted for slush fund.

Has anyone noticed the brand new vehicles recently purchased for Hampton Beach state park operations?

To request more information regarding State Park operations, please contact

Meredith Collins:


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