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Millinocket Town Office
197 Penobscot Ave,
Millinocket, Maine 04462
Phone: (207) 723-7000
Fax: (207) 723-7002
Email: humanresource@millinocket.org

Recreation/Pool

Katahdin Regional Parks and Recreation

Director of Recreation: Jody Nelson
jodynelson@myfairpoint.net
Assistant: Traci Waite
twaite@myfairpoint.net
(207)746-3553
53 Main Street
East Millinocket, ME 04430

Serving East Millinocket, Medway, Millinocket and Woodville

The towns of Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway collaborate to offer recreation programs for the residents of all three towns. Every season has something fun for everyone. Our recreation department offers many programs for the youth and the young at heart in our towns. We work with the Recreation Committees in our neighbor towns to offer a wide variety of programs for the Katahdin Region. Please scroll down the page to see the activities that are available throughout the year. Please contact the office for a complete detailed list of activities as there may be some that are not listed on this site. These programs and activities are free unless listed otherwise.

Millinocket has a municipal state of the art swimming pool and playground, a baseball field, 2 softball fields, a basketball court, tennis courts and sliding hill all in the Recreation Complex, which is located at 199 State Street. We also have Jerry Pond which has a playground, Hill Crest playground, and Little Italy playground. In East Millinocket, we have a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts and a basketball court.These facilities are located at 45 North Street at Schenck High School.The Medway Recreation Complex is located right off Rt. 157 on the Penobscot River. It has a softball field, tennis and basketball courts, a beach and a boat landing. We are also putting in basketball courts and a new playground.

PROGRAMS

SUMMER

Rec Department Summer Brochure 2018

ARTS &CRAFTS
This program allows young children to design and make a variety of crafts and other imaginative projects.
This program will run in Medway starting June 25th and ending August 17th.
In East Millinocket:Starting July 2nd and ending August 17th.
In Millinocket:Starting June 25th and ending August 17th.
Locations/Times:
East Millinocket: 9am-11:30 am Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday (Schenck High School Auditorium)
Medway 12 noon- 4 pm Monday through Friday (recreation Area Playground Building)
Millinocket: 9am-11:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Katahdin Pride Playground Building)

CANOES & KAYAKS
Through donations from Old Town canoe, the Katahdin Area Partnership, the Schenck Outdoor Physical Education Program, and local businesses, we offer the use of canoes and kayaks to children and adults. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 746-3553.

CAMP TOUCHDOWN– Camp Director: Cody Herring
The Stearns football coaching staff and area coaches, who have years of experience will be offering a clinic to all students entering grades 6-12. The dates and time will be announced. The camp focus is to develop and improve on skills needed to play the game of football. Coaches will teach the proper fundamentals and techniques of the game, while also challenging each attendee to improve each day, Athletes will be dividied into groups based on age, ability, and position. This is a noncontact clinic.

CO-ED SOFTBALL
There will be a co-ed softball league in the Katahdin region this summer. Teams will be playing evening games through June, July, and Augsut. Contact Chris Hale for more information at 731-3759

SENIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Senior League Baseball will be open to participants in grades 8-12. This program will begin in June at the DiFederico Field in Millinocket. Games will be played in Millinocket. The times of these games will be announced at a closer date.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Youth entering grades 9-12 will be able to participate in the summer High School Basketball program in both East Millinocket and Millinocket. The programs will take place at Stearns and Schenck High School. Participants will attend practice as well as games against area schools. Games will be from 6pm- 8 pm. The season will start June 18th and will end with the Summer Basketball Festival on July 13th and 14th, which will be held at both Schenck and Stearns High School.

FIELD HOCKEY CAMP
Heather Girsa will be offering a Field Hockey Camp the week of June 25th from 8-9 am at the Millinocket Field hockey field.

PLAYGROUND TRIPS
The rec department will offer two playground trips this summer. These trips will be on a Tuesday. We will go to the movies and to Wild Acadia Fun Park. The dates and times will be posted at the Pools and WaterFront this summer.
A lifeguard training course will be offered to swimmers ages 15 and older who want to become American Red Cross Lifeguards. The cost of the course is $275. For more information you may contact the Recreation Department.

MOUNT KATAHDIN BASKETBALL CAMP
The rec department will be sponsoring a basketball clinic during the week of June 18th at Schenck High School
Cost: Register by June 8th- $55.00
Register after June 8th -$60.00
Grades/Times: Grade 3-6 9 am- 12 noon  Grades 7-12 1 pm -4pm.

Complimentary t-shirts and awards will be given out to all. The clinic includes:drills, films, foul shooting, games, and shooting contest. The program is in partnership with: Law Offices of Tanous &Snow, Eastmill Federal Credit Union, Katahdin Federal Credit Union, Millinocket Little Pro Basketball, Select Designs and the East Millinocket Recreation Department.

MILLINOCKET MEMORIAL LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawing, story hour and more. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock”. There will be free lunches on weekdays for children under age 18. For more information, call the Library at 723-7020 or visiti their website www.millinocketmemoriallibrary.org

Swimming Lessons sign-ups will be held June 25th at both the East Millinocket and Millinocket  pools. The lessons will start July 2nd. 

Free Summer Lunches A lunch program is being offered to children from East Millinocket, Medway, Millinocket, and Woodville. This program runs Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 am at all locations. The program begins in East Millinocket, Medway and Millinocket on June 25th and end on August 3rd.

The End of Summer Lunch Program Barbeque this is a barbeque that we have the last day of the summer lunch and it is held at the Millinocket Recreation complex.

British Soccer Camp This is our most popular camp program and will feature individual skill development, core techniques, one on one skills, freestyle soccer, small sided games and our Camp World Cup. Campers will provide their own shin guards and water.The Half Day Camp is suitable for all skill levels and the campers will be separated by age.Campers will also spend time learning about Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship & Leadership. July 24-28 at Schenck High School soccer field. Mini soccer ages 3-6 8am-9am $65 Half day camp ages 7-14 9am-12pm. $122. Sign up online here.

The Rec Dept puts on a 4th of July fireworks show every year.


FALL

We offer K-3 youth soccer programs that run from September to October. The programs run for 4 weeks. In East Millinocket they practice on the Upper Field and in Millinocket they practice in the field behind Granite Street School.     Dates will be in the fall brochure.

East Millinocket, Medway, and Millinocket offer a traveling team soccer program for boys and girls grades 4-6. They practice at the East Millinocket soccer field. Dates and schedule to be announced at sign-ups.

Youth Field Hockey this is for grades 3-6.

We work with  Little Giant Football for grades 4-6. We also offer a Flag Football program. Price and additional information will be in the fall rec dept. brochure.

The towns offer annual Halloween parties at Opal Myrick School, Granite Street School, and local Nursery schools. Both East and Millinocket offer supervised Trick or Treating from 4-7 in Millinocket and 4-6 in East Millinocket with help from the local schools and police departments.

Senior Citizen Meals

Once a month on Monday in the banquet room of the East Millinocket Municipal Building we offer $3 meals for senior citizens.  These start in September and end in May. Every month is a different meal. Please remember to bring your own plate and utensils.

We offer a quilting workshop. The classes run from October to April. For more information please call 746-3553. $9.00 a week


WINTER

We host a Holiday Party in December that includes wreath lighting with caroling, candy canes and hot chocolate at Granite Street, Opal Myrick and Medway Middle School.

We work with Little Pro Basketball for children grades K-2 from January through February. This program focuses on teaching basic skills and fundamentals.

Our Youth Basketball for boys and girls grades 3-6 program has sign-ups in October. Practices and games are on weekends. This program will teach the participants basic basketball skills such as shooting, passing, and defense.

All-Star Basketball/ Traveling Teams are for boys and girls grades 3-6. The tryouts are in December. Little Pro also provides a youth All-Star Tournament that all three communities attend.

Father Daughter Dance  K-6 annual $15 per couple at the  St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Millinocket Maine, we have a  professional photographer for this event. The dance is held in March.

Mother Son Dance K-6 $15 per couple at Medway Middle School. We have a professional photographer for this event. The dance is held in March.

Movie trip during vacation week The rec department takes children to Bangor to the movies during February vacation.

Winterfest features a snowmobile parade with concessions and a bonfire. There is also an antique snow sled show, and the Fin and Feather Club hold a fishing derby at Jerry Pond.

We have open gyms on Sundays at Schenck 10am-12noon and Stearns High School 1pm-3pm that all three communities are invited to.


SPRING

We offer indoor soccer for grades k-4 from late February through March at the Opal Myrick Elementary School and K-5 at Granite Street School. These are afterschool programs, they are scheduled in late January.

Our communities offer annual Easter egg hunts for children up to grade 4. We have one at the Granite Street school gym in Millinocket and one at the Schenck High School gym.

Little League ages 9-12 must provide birth certificate

Softball grades 3-6

 All-Star Softball grades 3-6

Lifeguard Class TBA

Water Safety Instructor Class TBA

Softball Clinics for grades 5-12 Sundays at Stearns pitcher and catchers 8am-9am all other skills from 9am-11-am

 


Katahdin Pride Park / Millinocket Swimming pool

 199 State Street  adjacent to Stearns High School 

The Millinocket pool and bath-house were designed by Patric Santerre of ARCADIA Designworks with help from CES Engineers of Brewer and D&S Engineering, a local Millinocket firm. The pool was designed to be sustainable and many of the materials were regionally produced.

  • The pool won an Honor Award from the Pennsylvania Council Society of American Registered Architects in 2008.

  • It was mentioned by judges from Maine’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects as being a “huge signpost for a small community”.

The design was inspired by wood as a nod to Millinocket’s storied forest products industry. The designer pictured how a round log will lay flat once it’s split in two.The bathhouse features a rounded metal roof and it has extensive skylights, there is a limited need for artificial lighting, even on overcast days. The windows have hinged shutters that provide a nice natural light in the morning, ventilation for damp areas and when they are opened they cast shadows which provide shade to the removable benches located underneath.The architect collected colorful, round stones from Millinocket Stream and Turtle’s Pit which they had the contractor Sullivan and Merritt embed into the pool deck serving as the prewash shower basin. They wanted to pay tribute to Millinocket’s original swimming hole.

Since the pool opened it has been a big hit with both the young and the young at heart. The pool has Lifeguards on duty. It features a kiddie pool, a 6 ft deep intermediate pool, and a 4 lane 12 ft deep pool with a diving board. It also has a slide. The pool also has outside showers, shady spots and it’s fenced in and next to the playground.

 


Millinocket Commission Members

Tom Malcolm

Rick Rideout

Debbie Levesque

Warren Stewart

Jane Danforth

Robin Stevens

Ian Shearer

Medway Committee Members

Scott Nelson

Janet Cram

Darrell Lyons

Karen Lyons

Diane LaPorte

Jolayne DiCentes

Barry Davis

 East Millinocket Committee Members

Troy Bouchard

Bruce Fernald

Alfred Theriault

Leslie Wallace

Linda Osborne

 

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