Recreation Department

Katahdin Regional Parks and Recreation

Director of Recreation: Jody Nelson
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 neighboring 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 a 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.



2022 Recreation Summer Programs

Registration for all programs will be accepted at all program sites during the first week. There will be no program fees unless one is specified.

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.

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 20th and ending August 12th
In East Millinocket: Starting June 27th and ending August 12th

East Millinocket: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m./Monday, Wednesday, Friday (playground building by the pool)
Medway: 12 noon – 4 p.m./Monday through Friday (Recreation Area Playground Building)

POOLS/BEACH (Supervised Swimming)

East Millinocket: Opening June 20th Closing August 12th
General Swim: Monday-Sunday/ 1 p.m. –4p.m.
Evening Swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday/6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Medway: Opening June 20th /Closing August 12th
General Swim: Monday – Friday/ 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday there will not be any lifeguards 

MillinocketOpening June 20th /Closing August 12th
General Swim: Monday-Sunday/ 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Evening Swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday/ 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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 $285.00. For more information, you may contact the Recreation Department at 746-3553.

Swimming lesson registration will begin at the Millinocket Pool on June 20th and at the East Millinocket Pool on June 20th. If you want to register early, you can do so at the Recreation Office. Swimming lessons will begin on June 27th and end on August 5th. A fee is charged for swimming lessons as follows:

One Child – $15.00
Two Children – $25.00
Three Children – $30.00

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
Advanced Swimmer

July 26, 27 28
Camp Director: Aaron Hutchins

The cost is $20 per person

Registration must be in and paid for by July 10th in order to receive a t-shirt

Ages 3–7 will be from 9:00am –10:00 am
Ages 8-12 will be from 10:00am–11:30am

This will take place on the upper soccer field behind Schenck High School

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 Recreation Office at 746-3553.

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 times will be announced. The camp’s 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 position. This is a non-contact clinic.

QBI hosted by: Ryan Stroud
Contact information: and 207–717–5959

July 9th and 10th
Grades 2-7   (2-4 p.m.)
Grades 8-12 (5-7 p.m.)

Heather Girsa will be offering a Field Hockey Camp the week of August 1st-5th from 8 am – 9 am at the Millinocket Field hockey field.

June 28, 29, 30

Clinic Director: Nick Cullen
The cost is $20 per person

Registration must be in and paid for by June 3rd in order to receive a t-shirt

This will take place at the softball field in Millinocket in the Recreation Complex behind Stearns High School
Grades K–2   (9:00-10:00am)
Grades 3–6   (10:00-11:30am)
Grades 7–12 (11:30–1:00pm)

June 28, 29, 30

Clinic Director: John Montgomery
The cost is $20 per person

Registration must be in and paid for by June 3rd in order to receive a t-shirt

This will take place at the baseball field in East Millinocket behind Schenck High School
Grades K–2   (9:00-10:00am)
Grades 3–6   (10:00-11:30am)
Grades 7–12 (11:30–1:00pm)

The Rec Department will be sponsoring a basketball clinic during the week of June 20th at Schenck High School
Cost: Register by June 17th- $55.00
Register after June 17th -$60.00

Grade 3-6     (9 am – 12 noon)
Grades 7-12 (1 pm – 4 pm)

Complimentary t-shirts and awards will be given out to all. The clinic includes drills, films, foul shooting, games, and shooting contests. The program is in partnership with: The 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.

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 Water Front 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 $285. For more information, you may contact the Recreation Department.

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 20th and ends on August 5th.

Katahdin Pride Park / Millinocket Swimming pool

 199 State Street  adjacent to Stearns High School 

The Millinocket pool and bathhouse 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 that 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

Tom Malcolm (Chairman)

Rick Rideout

Robin Stevens

Warren Stewart

Ian Shearer

Brennan Turner

Stephanie Jamieson

Sam Hiscoe (Alternate)

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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