Recreation

ATTENTION!! DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: 

Kiwanis Pool will reopen July 1 for public use and Summer Recreation Program use. The Riverton Pool will reopen July 1 for lap swim. Reiche pool will remain closed for the summer season. We do not have a set reopening date for Community Centers at this time.

At this time we do not have a set start date for Before & After the Bell Registration. Please check back in August 2020 for updates. 

FOR MORE UPDATED INFORMATION ON COVID-1CLICK HERE

WE ARE OFFERING SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AGES K-5. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 8th 2020. As of June 17th 2020 we have spots available ONLY at East End Community School for new participant registrations. 

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DURING COVID-19


The Recreation Division prides itself on offering a vast array of recreation programs and clinics for preschool, youth, family, teens, adults, and senior adults. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Recreation Team would like to bring Recreation to your home to make social distancing more fun and educational.

Please see below or visit our Facebook Instagram  or YouTube accounts to join in on all of the fun! 
  • 2:30 PM Crafternoon
  • Baking, Exercises, Sing-A-Longs, and much more to do throughout the day
  • 7:00 PM StoryTime with Parks, Recreation & Facilities Staff
  • Outdoor Recreation in our open spaces with safe social distancing
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Crafternoon at 2:30 pm

Join us weekdays at 2:30 pm to learn a new fun, easy craft with supplies you can find around your house.

Crafternoon

Music, Games and other ACTIVITIES for Anytime!

Join our recreation staff for daily fun and creative ways to spend your time.


STORY TIME at 7:00 pM

Join us Monday through Friday at 7 pm for a Book reading by our Recreation Staff.

StoryTime

Parks and trails in your NEIGHBORHOOD

90% of Portland residents live within a 10-minute walk to one of our open spaces. Find an open space or trail you can reach by foot or bicycle using this map.

Please note that Athletic Fields, Courts, Playgrounds, and Back Cove Trail parking lots are closed during this Emergency Stay at Home Order. While outdoor exercise is authorized by the Stay at Home emergency orders, it is recommended that you not drive far (or at all) to undertake such activities. 

Portland Trails-Peak Trail Usage


Portland Trails has been tracking trail usage. They have been seeing a lot of peak trail activity in the afternoons. (The exact time varies day-to-day.) Let’s spread out! Instead of an afternoon walk or bike ride, visit a local trail in the morning or evening, when the trails are much less busy. Check out updates from Portland Trails.

GUIDELINES for Trail ETIQUETTE During Covid - 19 

  • Stay at least 6 feet apart
  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering
  • Give plenty of space when when passing others
  • Avoid busy areas and busy times of day
  • Watch the video below for trail use tips!

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During this trying time, we have been sending out daily messages and activity suggestions to all senior adults on our mailing list. If you would like to be put on our mailing list for these daily messages or to receive our regular monthly mailing with all of the events and activities we offer, please call (207) 808 – 5445 or email mcm@portlandmaine.gov.

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