Mission – The Weeks State Park Association is a “Friends-of-the-Park” volunteer organization.
Our purpose is to encourage and support compatible uses of the Park, protect and benefit its environment, provide educational and recreational opportunities to the public as well as information on the legacy of John Wingate Weeks.
Our Association has supported a variety of projects to repair and improve park buildings, infrastructure and exhibits.
The WSPA works in a cooperative spirit and partnership with the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and its two Divisions: Parks & Recreation and Forests & Lands. Another valued partner is the UNH Extension Services.
Weeks State Park Association history
The Association was conceived in 1981 in response to drastic reductions in the NH Parks Department budget. Initial plans called for the closing of the Park for two years. Whitefied, NH, resident Philip Quinn, negotiated an arrangement with the Director of the Division of Parks, Paul F. Doherty, so that local volunteers could staff the Park, thus keeping the Park open.
The formalizing of the Weeks State Park Association was accomplished in 1983.
Board of Directors 2023
Sally Pratt - President
Janet Wittenauer - Vice President / Membership
Katie Burns - Treasurer
Nancy DeCourcey - Secretary
Robert Bast - Director – Weeks Family
Ray Berthiaume – UNH Extension Services
Rachel Bruce - Weeks State Park Manager
Matt Flanders - Chief – NH Bureau of Historic Sites
Bill Ghelli - Director - Events Co-Chair
Linda Gilmore- Director
David Govatski - Honorary Director
Art Hammon - Director - Events Co-Chair
John McCormick - Director
Abi Medina - Director
Jay Perreault - Director - Media
Roland Pinette - Director
Linda Scherf - Director - Publicity
Susie Short - Director
Brian Wilson - Director - NH Division of Parks & Recreation
The Association is extremely fortunate and grateful to receive support from a broad spectrum of community-minded business supporters. We encourage everyone to support them in return.
Whitefield, NH 603-837-8900
Beattie Enterprises, Inc.
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4035
Lancaster, NH 603.631.2273
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4904
Lancaster, NH 603-788-2719
Lancaster, NH 603-788-2555
Lancaster, NH 603-788-2517
Nathan H. Drum, OD
603-788-4027 / 603-237-4500
PO Box 566
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4035
Law Office of Michael M. Ransmeier
Littleton, NH 603-444-2454
Lancaster, NH 603-788-5106
Lancaster, NH 603-788-8007
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4657
Berlin, NH 603-752-2304
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4509
Whitefield, NH 603-837-9342
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Whitefield, NH 603-837-2100
Groveton, NH 1-800-408-1965
Lancaster, NH 603-788-2311
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4715
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4848
Lancaster, NH 603-788-8222
Pratt Berry Farm – Open July-Aug
63 Water St, Lancaster, NH 788-4320
10 Main St. Lancaster, NH 603-631-1138
Jefferson, NH 603-586-4445
Lancaster, NH 603-788-4443
Scorpios Pizza and Sports Pub
180 Main St, Lancaster, NH 603-788-8211
Lancaster, NH 603-788-8211
Jefferson, NH 603-586-7151
Whitefield, NH 603-837-2541
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
Woodsville, NH 603-747-2735
Wm Rugh Gallery
1 Middle St. Lancaster, NH 603-788-5531
As WSPA members we use our time and talents to make it the best NH park that it can be. From donating towards capital improvements, maintenance, providing unique and educational summer evening programs, wildflower and bird walks, the WSPA is vital to the continued health of Weeks State Park.
Please send your donation with your tax-deductible check to WSPA, PO Box 104, Lancaster, NH, 03584. Please indicate how you would like to see your funds used.