Katahdin Regional Parks and Recreation
Director of Recreation: Jody Nelson
Assistant: Troy Bouchard
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 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 Millinocket Little League Registration-19
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
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 24th through August 16th. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 beginning June 27th.
Swimming lesson registrations will begin at the Millinocket Pool on June 24th and at the East Millinocket Pool on June 24th. 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.
Open June 24th-August 16th
General Swim Monday through Sunday 1-4 pm
Evening Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 -7:30 pm
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 The Rec Department will be offering a Youth Field Hockey program. The first practice will be starting the week of September 3rd. There will be a $5 fee for sucks and mouth and shin guards. This program is for girls grades K-5.
We offer Little Giant Football for grades 4-6. We also offer a Flag Football program. The fee is $45 payable to Little Giant Football. We are also offering Flag Football for children in grades 1-3 there is a fee of $10. The contact person for Little Giant Football is Dale Morris. He can be reached at 447-8070. There will be more information announced.
The annual Halloween Activities will be held at Opal Myrick Elementary School and area nursery schools on wednesday, October 31st.
Supervised Trick-or-Treat will also be on Wednesday, October 31st from 4 pm- 6 pm in East Millinocket and from 4 pm- 7 pm in Millinocket to make the special day a safe one for our youngsters. The Rec Department, Opal Myrick Elementary, Granite Street School, East Millinocket and Millinocket Fire and Police Depts help make these events possible.
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.
Monday September 10 Beef Roast
Monday, October 15 Roast Pork
The East Millinocket Rec Department will be sponsoring a Quilt Workshop. Classes will be offered from October through April. To register and/or for more information, please call 746-3553.
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.
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.
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
Medway Committee Members
East Millinocket Committee Members