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Street and Sidewalk Sweeping Update  (4/23/2014)
All of the streets/sidewalks in the peninsula area of the city are substantially completed. All neighborhood streets have been swept once and our staff will be doing another run through the West End neighborhood this week (April 22-25). More

Urban Runoff 5k & Green Neighborhood Family Festival - Saturday, April 26, 2014  (4/23/2014)
Urban 5k Runoff & Green Neighborhood Family Festival - Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Deering High School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More

Sanitation crews WILL collect trash & recycling on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 21, 2014!  (4/11/2014)
The City of Portlandís Solid Waste crews WILL collect trash and recycling on most Federal Holidays in 2014. All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. More

Bulky Item Collection Program to begin April 1, 2014  (12/6/2013)
The City of Portland will continue the curbside Bulky Item Collection service for City residents beginning April 1, 2014. More

Sub-Meter Applications Available June 6, 2013  (6/6/2013)
Public Services Department to take over the application process for obtaining a sub-meter beginning June 6, 2013.† Applications are available on this site or the Public Services front desk. More

Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan Tier III Update Final Report  (5/2/2013)
The City of Portland has received DEP Approval for the Final CSO Control Plan for Tier III. We want to alert you to the fact that City Council will take up the Bond Authorization for implementing the CSO Tier III program at their May 6 and May 20 City Council meetings. An order will be before the City Council to authorize $170,000,000 in sewer bonds for the construction of the projects called for in the Tier III Plan. May 6 will serve as the first read but also a public hearing. May 20 will be the final read and vote on the authorization. To view the full document please click here. More

City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Evergreen Cemetery Expansion Project  (3/27/2014)
The City of Portland is hosting a meeting regarding the proposed Evergreen Cemetery expansion project More

USM announces the 3rd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day  (3/11/2014)
It's Spring Cleaning Time! USM announces the 3rd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day! More

Find Your Trash and Recycling Day  (2/23/2007)
Have a question on when your trash or recycling is picked up? More

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Welcome to the Riverton Trolley Park

Riverton Trolley Park was established in 1896. At the turn of the century, the Park was one of Portland's premier attractions. It was established in 1896 and operated until 1929. The park, which was served by a trolley that departed from Monument Square, contained a casino, an amphitheater, dance hall and a wildlife petting zoo.

People came to enjoy leisurely strolls through the woods, quiet boat rides on the Presumscot River, concerts at the bandstand, croquet games on the spacious lawns, picnics in the rustic woodlands and vaudeville shows at the open air theater.

In 1997 a group organized and became known as the Friends of Riverton Trolley Park. The group meets monthly and shares memorabilia from the park. They have organized park cleanup events and historical guided tours of the area.

If you would like to share the experience of reflection please send us an e-mail or call 766-2970.

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