to Squamscott Community Commons
Picture a central gathering place offering recreation for all ages;
teen and young adult enrichment; health and wellness; youth education,
and family programs that keep our communities strong. Envision a
new community-oriented facility that will serve as home to multiple
local non-profits all under one roof at a single location. This
is the new Squamscott Community Commons - a new "community
living room" where renewed and strengthened community spirit
will soon take root.
Community Commons, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will work to
raise the financial resources to construct a new 80,000 square foot
multi-tenant, nonprofit community center that will serve over 55,000
residents in the Seacoast region. The site is located on a 10 acre
parcel abutting 36 acres of conservation land and the Little River
in Exeter. Planned walking trails adjacent to the new facility will
offer public and recreational access. The building will integrate
high-performance, sustainable design features that will reduce energy
and operating costs, thus saving the tenant agencies money so that
they can focus on what they do best – deliver cost effective
and needed programs and services to the community.
mission of Squamscott Community Commons is to improve the quality
of community and family life by creating and maintaining an intergenerational
community center that provides social, health, recreational, cultural
and education opportunities for all.
Commons will be not only a place to house regional nonprofits,
a center where new programs can blossom
- where childcare meets art class,
and children with special needs interact
in groups, instead of in isolation"
State Representative Donna Schlachman
Founding Member of Squamscott Community Commons & Exeter Resident