Host City Information
Keene is an energetic community that provides services, programs, and resources for a much greater population than the residents of the City alone. Although the conveniences and attractions of large metropolitan areas are close at hand, the community maintains a solidly residential working-class character, complemented by a landscape of rural areas, farms, and open space. The heart of the community is its vibrant, yet historic, downtown core. In an age when many communities are losing their “sense of place,” Keene has a firm sense of its identity, built on a foundation of the past and a clear vision of the future. – https://keenenh.gov/human-resources/who-we-are
Housing Resilience Walking Tour
Join the City of Keene, Ben Frost from the NH Housing Finance Authority, and Keith Thibault from Southwestern Community Services for a walking tour showcasing housing issues and opportunities in a “missing middle” neighborhood adjacent to downtown Keene. The 1.25 mile guided tour will begin and end at Pat Russell Park located on Carpenter Street.
Our room block at the Marriott Courtyard Keene Downtown Hotel located on Railroad Street in Keene is full.
There may still be rooms available outside of our block. Participants can check by calling the hotel directly and reference that they are with the “Climate Migration Conference” The direct number to the hotel is 603-354-7900
The Marriott Courtyard is located within easy walking distance to the conference locations. It is located less than a quarter mile from the Showroom, the location of Tuesday night’s reception, and less than a half mile from the Keene Public Library where our concurrent sessions will be taking place on Wednesday.
Additional hotels in the area include:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Keene Downtown – located right on Main Street, this hotel is located near the Courtyard Marriott and is also within convenient walking distance to our conference locations.
These three hotels are located right off the roundabout in Keene where routes 101, 10, & 12 meet Winchester Street. They are about 1.5 miles from the conference locations.
Hampton Inn & Suites Keene
Holiday Inn Express Keene
Best Western Plus Keene Hotel
Note: It is about 1.5 miles from these hotels to downtown Keene. You can get there from the Hampton Inn & Suites or the Holiday Inn Express via city streets/rail trail. You would need to cross the highway roundabout to walk to downtown from the Best Western Plus.
Parking in downtown Keene is available at metered spaces. You have two options to pay:
1. Pay with Parkmobile
First download the Parkmobile app and set up an account to access all parking and lots in City of Keene
How to Use a Pay Station:
2. Most parking areas also have meters that you can pay.
- Hours of operation of the meters 8:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday. Sunday and Holidays are exempt.
- There are two standard rates for meters. On-street is $.85 per hour, while the fee for parking lots is $.35 per hour.
Where to Park
Parking near the Colonial Showroom for the evening reception, May 16th. The Commercial St. parking lot is the closest lot to the Showroom, which is located at 20 Commercial Street.
Parking near the Library for May 17th (Note: parking immediately adjacent to the Library is limited)
For those driving in, it is a 5 minute walk from the 20 Commercial Street or Gilbo Ave lot to Heberton Hall at the Library and metered parking is available in those lots for up to 10 hours.
There is limited short-term metered parking near the Library. There are a few non-metered disabled access spots in the Library Annex parking lot. Please note – the Library is located on Winter Street which is a one-way street, going from Court Street to School Street.
If you are staying in downtown Keene at one of the Marriott hotels or elsewhere close by, it will be easier to walk to the Library than to try to park nearby.
Other Parking Options