Other Recreational Activities
Stop by the Shuffleboard Courts at the corner of West Grand and Randall Avenues for an Ocean Park tradition or play one of our new games. Family fun for all ages. Last year we had 4,000 players! Come and play! (Find us on Facebook!) We offer Shuffleboard and Corn Hole Games. Try our new "50/50" for great local prizes. Courts are available for hourly rentals for tournaments or family occasions.
The Shuffleboard Courts are under the management of Cameron Jackman, a resident of Saco, Maine and a 5th generation Ocean Parker. He graduated from Thomas College in Waterville with a BS in Sports Management.
Preseason: Open Memorial Day weekend and Saturdays and Sundays in June.
Season: The courts open June 24 through September 3. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, and Sunday, noon-8:00 pm through August 26. Thereafter, through September 3, closing times will vary. For complete schedules and fees, drop by the courts for a visit.
An Open Family Fun Tournament is held on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am starting June 29 until August 24. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to ensure prompt starting times. Great new prizes are awarded to the winners.
Move on Monday and Tuesday
The Let's Move series will feature Zumba classes every Monday/Tuesday from June 26 through August 29 from 9:00-10:00 am. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow Latin-inspired calorie burning dance fitness-party taught by Nancy Greenblatt, a licensed Zumba instructor. Come to one or all sessions. All classes are held at the Rec Hall with the exception of July 17 and 18 which will be held at Jordan Hall. No class on July 4. Cost: $5.00 per session.
Healthy You Series
Joe Harrigan is a life-long martial artist who teaches an Evidence-Based Taiji (Tai Chi) and Qigong program developed by Dr. Yang Yang. Qigong practice encompasses the Taiji form, Qigong exercises, standing/sitting/lying down meditations and partner training. During the hour-long class all aspects of the practice will be touched on. And you will take-away some simple, yet profound, movements you can immediately use to get the benefit of this centuries old practice that the Harvard Medical School says, "This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life." Classes will be held every Thursday morning at the Rec Hall from June 29 through August 24, 9:00-10:00 am (except July 20 which will be held at Jordan Hall). Cost: $5.00 per session.
Biking and Walking in Ocean Park
There are a number of good biking routes and hiking trails in Ocean Park and the surrounding area. Guild Park, a 10 acre old-growth white pine and spruce grove off Temple Avenue between Free Street and the railroad tracks, has marked walking trails. Other trails are in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, a trail head in the Oceanwood Camp at the end of Royal Street. More information is available in the Visitor's Center at 14 Temple Avenue. More info? Click here.
July 5, from 10:00 am-Noon
The Fairy Garden is located across from Jordan Hall on Temple Avenue. It consists of miniature houses for the fairies, built of all natural materials. The garden is open to builders and visitors all summer. On July 5, 10:00 am-noon, everyone is invited to join in building fairy houses. Wear your fairy wings and come to the party!
Educational Bureau Programs
A complete listing of 2017 Education Bureau information and Community Events can be found here.
S'mores and More!
Drop by the beach at the end of Temple Avenue for a traditional campfire on the beach including s'mores, campfire songs, guitar players and silly skits. Great for the whole family! Bring your beach blanket or chair and we'll bring everything else! Tuesdays, July 4, July 18, and August 1, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Hosted jointly with Oceanwood Camp Staff. This event is weather permitting. In the event of rain, event will be rescheduled.
2017 Summer Season
- Get Involved with Music!
- Ocean Park Music Festival
- Wednesday's at Jordan
- Saco Bay Artistst six
- Art in the Park
- Educational Bureau
- Library Hours, etc.
- Library Programs/Book Sale
- Historical Series
- Let's Talk About It
- Learning Through Film
- Special Programs
- Tuesdays in the Park
- Thursdays in the Park
- Technology Workshop
- Writer 's Conference