Recreation Department

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 new tennis and basketball courts.


PROGRAMS

SUMMER

Rec Department Summer Brochure

GIRLS LASSIE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

This program is for girls in grades 3-6. There will be practices and games throughout the months of April, May and June. This program takes place in East Millinocket and Millinocket.

ARTS & CRAFTS

This program allows young children to design and make a variety of crafts and other imaginative projects. This program will run in from June 25th through August 17th. The Locations and times are as follows: East Millinocket 9-11:30 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Schenck High School Auditorium. In Medway 12-4 pm Monday through Friday at the Recreation Area Playground Building. In Millinocket 9-11:30 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Katahdin Pride Playground Building.

CANOE & 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 wentering grades 6-12. The dates and times 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 divided into groups based on age, ability and postition. This is a non-contact 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 August. 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 soon.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Youths 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 Schools. Participants will attend practice as well as games against area schools. Games will be from 6 pm to 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- 9am at the Millinocket field hockey field.

PLAYGROUND TRIPS

The Recreation 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 an Water Front this summer.

A lifeguard training course will be offered to swimmers age 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 Recreation department will be sponsoring a basketball clinic during the week of June 18th at Schenck High School

If you register by June 8th the cost is $55. If you register after June 8th the cost is $60. The times are: Grades 3-6 9-12 noon. Grades 7-12 1 – 4 pm. Complimentary t-shirts and awards will be given out to all. The clinic includes: drills, films, foul shooting, games, and shooting contest. This 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 18. For more information, call the library at 723-7020 or visit their website http://www.millinocketmemoriallibrary.org.

LUNCH

a lunch program is being offered to children from East Millinocket, Medway, Millinocket, and Woodville. This program runs Monday throgh Friday starting at 11:30 am at all locations. The program begins on June 25th and ends on August 3rd.

SOCCER CAMPS

Seacoast United

All campers must have shin guards and a water bottle with them. A t-shirt and soccer ball will be provided. This camp will run from July 30th through August 2nd at Schenck High School Soccer Fields.

Grassroots Camp– Ages 4-6 9-10 am $45

Community Camp Ages 7-14 10am-1pm $85

High School Preseason Camp Ages 14+ 1:00-3:00 pm $85

SUMMER SOCCER

This program is for high school and alumni males and females. It will take place on the upper soccer field field behind Schenck High School at 6 pm on Thursdays begining June 28th.

SWIMMING LESSONS 

Swimming lesson registrations will begin at the Millinocket Pool on June 25th and at the East Millinocket Pool on June 25th. If you want to register early, you can do so at the Recreation Office. Swimming lessons will begin July 2nd. The cost is One child, $15, Two children $25, Three Children $30.  A scholarship program is available for individuals or families who need help with the fee.  The following courses will be offered Infant & Preschool, Beginner I, Beginner II, Advanced Beginners, Intermediates, Swimmers, Advanced Swimmer.

POOL HOURS

Open June 25th-August 17th

General Swim Monday through Sunday 1-4 pm

Evening Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 -7:30 pm


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 offer 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

On Mondays 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 week 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 offer 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 a 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 was 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.

The pool has been a huge success for young and old residents since day one.Lifeguards on duty.It features a kiddie pool, a 6ft 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.

POOL HOURS

Open June 25th-August 17th

General Swim Monday through Sunday 1-4 pm

Evening Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 -7:30 pm


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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