Katahdin Regional Parks and Recreation
Director of Recreation: Jody Nelson
Assistant: Traci Waite
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.
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
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.
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
Bus trips to the movies and water park in the summer TBA
Co-Ed Softball Adults held at the Medway Ball field and Delahanty field In Millinocket Starting at $450.00 per team
Free Summer Lunches for children in all three communities Millinocket Pool, East Millinocket Pool and Medway Recreation Area
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.
We offer an Arts and Crafts program for all three towns. In East Millinocket they are held at Schenck high school auditorium, in Medway they are held at the Beach area, and in Millinocket at the Recreation complex .This is a program that allows young children to design and make a variety of crafts and other imaginative projects.
Mt. Katahdin Basketball Camp grades 3-6 at Stearns High School $55.00 date TBA
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.
The Rec Dept puts on a 4th of July fireworks show every year.
We have a High School Summer Basketball Festival this is a high school tournament held at both Schenck and Stearns that teams from other Maine communities attend.
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.
Millinocket Commission Members
Medway Committee Members
East Millinocket Committee Members