OPA Sponsored Youth Recreation Programs
Agnes L. Park Recreation Building - The "Rec Hall"
The Agnes L. Park Recreation Building - aka the Rec Hall - is open for its Youth Program every weekday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 pm from June 26 through August 18 (except as noted below). The Rec Hall is equipped with a basketball half court, volleyball, professional size pool table, bumper pool table, foosball, air hockey, ping pong table, board games, a craft corner, music, and a snack bar. The Rec Hall is open to children entering first grade and above; however, children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult. Rec Hall membership is $60 for the season, $35 per month, $15 per week, or $5 per day. The Rec Hall is located at Colby Avenue between W. Grand and Clover and is run by Ocean Parker Kathryn "Katie" Lawson. To contact the Director, please call 934-1341.
During the 2017 season, the Rec Hall will be closed on July 4; July 11 due to the book sale; July 28 due to the 5K race (but the Friday dance will be held as usual following the race); and August 15 due to the book sale. Other events held at the Rec Hall (unless otherwise noted).
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Family Movies are held every Monday, June 26-August 28, 7:00 pm. Free will donations.
Dances for Youth 13–18 are held every Friday 8:00-10:30 pm, June 30-August 18. Admission is $6, $4 for Rec. Hall members.
June 28, 9:00-11:00 am: "So You Want to Be A Clown" Workshop. Make-up, costumes (yours or ours), & funny business! Pre-registration at OPA office is $5; $7 at the door. Leader: "Bessie," aka Lauren Gallagher.
July 1, 11:00-11:30 am: Yoga on the Beach - Join Anne Parson Marchant at the water's edge at the foot of Randall Ave. (low tide) for standing poses. Free!
July 3, 1:00-4:00 pm: 31st Annual Family Sand Sculpture Competition, on the beach between Randall and Ancona Avenues. Theme: "Ocean Park Life". Register at the OPA office. Judging starts 4:15 pm, winners announced at 5:00 pm, and recognized at the Band Concert on July 4.
July 4: Decorated Bicycle Contest: Register the week of June 26 (2:00-5:00) or starting 8:00 am the day of the event. Decorate your bike at home and bring it to the Rec Hall for judging and ride in the parade at 10:00 am. Prizes awarded during the Band Concert following the parade.
July 13 and August 10, 7:00 pm: Intergenerational Game Night. Play pool, air hockey, foosball, Scrabble, Clue, etc. Cost: $5.00 per pair (parent/child, grandparent/child, etc.) One of the pair must be 18 or older.
July 18: Family BBQ at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by Oceanside Grille at The Brunswick. Cost: $5 per person.
July 19: UKE Jam, 6:30-8:00 pm. It's a ukulele jam! Bring your "uke" or other instrument or just sing along! Donations welcome.
August 19, 3:30-5:00 pm: Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite "teddy" and come for a picnic! Refreshments, stories, clowns, and games. No cost.
For more 2017 Youth programs visit the Educational Bureau's Programs for Children and Youth.
Story Time is held on Tuesdays in July (July 11, 18 and 25) and Thursdays in August (August 3, 10 and 17), 10:00-10:30 am. Volunteer readers read stories in the children's room. If you would like to volunteer or need more information, contact the library. Coordinated by Noreen Conlan.
Tails to Read is offered again this summer. Come meet Bosco on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, and again on August 8, from 9:15-10:15 am. The Library is closed to the public during this time so each child has uninterrupted time to read to Bosco, an 8-year-old chocolate Lab and his owner/best friend, Tony DeBarros. Bosco has a Canine Good Citizen Certificate and is a registered therapy dog with lots of listening experience.
Children must sign up for a ten-minute slot and prepare a book to read. When it is their turn, they will read one-on-one to Bosco with Tony looking on. Sign up today.
Tech Toy Tryouts
August 19, 2017
Memorial Library, 11 Temple Avenue
Attention patrons of all ages! Come to the Memorial Library and have some fun learning about Snap Circuits, Robots, HexBugs, and more! Bring your own mobile device that has Internet service so you, your child and/or grandchild can learn how to program: dash and dot, iSphere (robots). All are welcome! Download flyer here > > .
July 27-29: - 9:00 am -12:00 pm. Ecology Adventure Camp: sponsored by the Ocean Park Educational Bureau and based at the Rec Hall, for ages 6 through 12. This fun and educational camp is run by personnel from the Ecology School and offers children the opportunity to visit and explore, through fun games and activities, the ecology of the pine forest, the salt marsh and the beach . The fee is $20 per day or $60 for the three-day camp. Register in advance with Beth Keene at email@example.com to receive important participant information. Same day registration is at 8:45 am at the Rec Hall. Contact Beth Keene at firstname.lastname@example.org FMI.
August 7-11 - 9:00-11:45 am: Beach Olympics Camp (ages 6-13): sponsored by the Ocean Park Educational Bureau. Meet at Jordan Hall. Games, relays & races on the beach, emphasis on fun & friendly team competition. Awards ceremony on Friday at conclusion of the games. Registration in back room of Jordan Hall 8:45 am. Cost: $75/week. Group meets daily at Jordan before heading to the beach. (Teens ages 14-18 needing volunteer certification welcome.) Contact Beth Keene at email@example.com FMI or to volunteer.
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