Wason Pond

Wason Pond Commission: 

Chuck Myette, Acting Chair (Conservation – 2018)

Kevin Kistler (Recreation – 2018)
Richard S. Trask (Board of Selectmen – 2018)
Leslie Hammond (Recreation – 2019)
Herb Rowell (Member At Large – 2019)
Chris Hadik, Treasurer (Member At Large – 2020)

John Dalrymple (Alternate – 2020)
Darrell F. Quinn (Alternate – 2020)

Meets on the 1st Monday of each month at Town Hall, at 7 PM. The public is invited.

In January of 2003, the Town of Chester purchased (with conservation funds) 105 acres of land surrounding Wason Pond for mixed conservation and recreational uses. A seven-person advisory committee oversaw the writing of the conservation easement, which has been placed on the property to protect it from future development or from activities or uses that would be out of keeping with accepted conservation practices. The committee also hired E. Ann Poole to draft a Master Plan for the property. This Plan outlines the development of ball fields, the reclamation and restoration of the shorelines, wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas. Once this committee had completed its tasks, it was disbanded and replaced by the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission.

Trail Map


Next Meeting – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Rangeway Meeting Room

Meeting Minutes

FY 2017-2018

12/04/2017 – Minutes still in draft form

WP Minutes November 6 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes October 2 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes September 11 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes August 7 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes July 10 2017 – Approved

FY 2016-2017

WP Minutes June 5 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes May 1 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes April 3 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes March 6 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes February 6 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes January 9 2017 – Approved

WP Minutes December 5 2016 – Approved

WP Minutes November 7 2016 – Approved

WP Minutes October 1 2016 – Approved

09/12/2016 – Minutes still in draft form

WP Minutes August 1 2016 – Approved

WP Minutes July 11 2016 – Approved


WP in Winter

Rules For Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area

Hours – Dawn to Dusk

Carry In – Carry Out Area:  No public trash receptacles to be provided

No Smoking

No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed

No OHRV’s:  This includes ATVS, snowmobiles, and motorcycles

No Unauthorized Vehicles Beyond the Bridge:  Foot traffic only

Parking Allowed on Right Side of Access Road Only

Fires by Permit Only in Designated Areas

No Pets Allowed on the Beach

All dogs must be on a leash. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets

No Motorized Watercrafts allowed

Subject to change without notice – Approved by the Board of Selectmen