WELCOME TO WATERBORO PARKS AND RECREATION!
We strive to preserve and protect our parks while enriching the quality of life for present and future generations.
Our diverse array of programming offers something for everyone and new programs are added each year.
We invite you to enroll in a class, register your child in camp or join us for a senior luncheon.
We're proud of our community and thankful for our role in keeping residents connected, fit and happy.
We're back for our 19th year! Join us at noon each 2nd and 4th Wednesday from May-October at the Ossipee Mountaineers Snowmobile Club on Old Alfred Road. Great food is prepared by Lakeside Market, Woody's and Flippin Good. We end the year with a special Thanksgiving luncheon the first week of November.
PLEASE NOTE: We'd like to have your reservations the week prior so the restaurants can place their food orders accurately, call us at 247-6166 x115 and we can let you know the menus! $5 per person.
SENIOR BUS TRIPS
Waterboro has great parks for family gatherings and fun. Get out and see them all:
We've partnered up with neighboring Recreation Departments to offer great trips for ages 50+.
Wednesday, April 19 we'll head up to Oxford Casino! For $25 you'll receive transportation in a luxury coach bus, $10 in free slot play, a casino cookie and hourly raffles! Bus loads at Old Town Hall in Waterboro at 8am, Buxton Rec at 8:45am and we'll be to the casino by 10am! We'll depart Oxford at 3pm and reverse the route home!
SPACE IS LIMITED, reserve your spot today by calling 247-6166 x115.
Tuesday, May 16 we're off to the Boston Aquarium! For $40 you'll receive transportation in a luxury coach bus and admission to the Aquarium. After the Aquarium we'll head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a late lunch before heading home! Bus departs Old Town Hall in Waterboro at 8:30am and will return by 5pm.
SPACE IS LIMITED, reserve your spot today by calling 247-6166 x115.
Thursday, June 1 our Walk With Ease walking program is sponsoring a day of walking through the beauty of nature at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! Experience 270 acres of fabulous greenery and flowers, water features, stonework and more.
Pack your own lunch or dine in at the Garden Café! $39 includes custom coach transportation and admission.
MOSAIC BIRDBATH WORKSHOP
Want a lovely mosaic birdbath for your garden or to give as a gift? Brigit McCallum will teach a two day class where you can learn mosaic techniques, working with stained glass, beads and other materials to create your very own! A 10" terra cotta clay saucer, glass, tile, tools and adhesive materials will be supplied and are included in your registration fee. Bring any crockery or other weatherproof artifacts you'd like to include in your design.
Saturday, May 20 1-4pm and Saturday, June 3 from 1-3pm for grouting and finish work! $32. Hurry maximum on this class is 10 participants.
Enjoy coffee and a muffin while you peg some points with our feisty crew of cribbage players here at Old Town Hall. We meet every Thursday plus the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 8:30am.
Let us know you'll be joining us with a quick call to 247-6166 x115.
WALK WITH EASE
Now is the time to reduce your pain and feel great! Join our free program "Walk With Ease" designed by the Arthritis Foundation. Improve your balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. Participants receive a guide book and pedometer at no charge. Group meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm at Old Town Hall, April through October.
Leaders wanted! Call for more information 247-6166 x115.
TAI CHI AND QIGONG
Experience peaceful energizing movement in a 5 week session taught by veteran instructor Frank Brancato, PhD. Fred has been practicing both for almost 30 years and is the author of Ancient Wisdom and the Measure of Our Days after studying the world's diverse spiritual traditions for 60 years. Both Tai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese forms of gentle exercise that promote mental and physical well-being. Health is stimulated by the peace of mind gained by the body alignment, gentle breathing and slow, flowing motions. Harvard, Stanford and other medical schools have testified to the health benefits of these centuries old traditions.
Join us Monday nights at Old Town Hall from 6-7:15pm beginning April 24th. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. $20 for the 5 week session or $5 drop in rate.
WATERBORO JR MUSTANGS LACROSSE
Join us for the first boys youth lacrosse league for grades 3-4 and 5-6! Massabesic Lacrosse has teamed up with Waterboro Parks and Rec to bring you a program with an emphasis on developing sound fundamentals, fostering a love of the game and competing in a healthy, fun manner. Practices will be held at MHS from 5:30-7:30pm beginning in April and running to the end of the school year. Games will be on Saturdays and Sundays with away games remaining within a 45 minute radius. Registration fee is $50 and players must provide their own equipment.
FMI contact us here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note there is a wait list for this program.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
Join us at Waterboro Elementary School for 6 weeks of summer fun from June 26 - August 4. It's our 24th year and campers will enjoy weekly themes, swimming at Bunganut Lake every Wednesday, arts & crafts plus field trips to Funtown/Splashtown, Aquaboggin and the movies! On Tuesdays they'll receive martial arts lessons with Master Winn. Rates include breakfast, lunch and field trips. Summer day camp is for children entering 1st - 6th grade in the fall, 8am - 4pm, before/after care available from 6am - 6pm.
All six weeks: Residents $675, Non-Residents $700. $140/week. For full details go to Forms and Documents for rates and enrollment options.
VACATION FUN CAMP
Kids ages 5-12 love our Vacation Fun Camp held at Waterboro Town Hall! Games, waterslide fun and more! Offered 4 separate weeks: April 17-21, August 7-11, 14-18 and 21-25. $140/week or $35/daily. Space is limited for this camp, please reserve your spots early.
Click here to go to "Forms & Documents" for registration forms.
TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP
Fill your young teen's summer with great adventures three days a week. Camp meets at Waterboro Elementary then heads out on a fun excursion each day! We'll jump around at Urban Air, tube the Androscoggin River, play at Funtown and Aquaboggin, take in a Sea Dogs game and more! Camp runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from July 5 through August 10.
All six weeks: Waterboro residents $600, Non-resident $625. Weekly $140.
See complete schedule and FAQs under Forms and Documents.
Children ages 5-12 enjoy our before and after school program which provides coverage for parents and caregivers whenever school is closed. We're open 6am-6pm Monday through Friday and the school bus picks up and drops off right here at Town Hall. We provide breakfast before school and healthy snacks when they get out. Fitness and fun are the focus, allowing kids to expend their energy in a safe environment. Please note there is currently a wait list for this program.
For full details download our FUNergy FAQ page found under "Forms & Documents".
A recreational area that consists of picnic areas, a little league field, horseshoe pits, a playground, basketball court, beach volleyball, a multi-purpose soccer field, and lots of space for outdoor activities.
GOBIEL PARK AT LITTLE OSSIPEE
Located on Route 5, this area includes facilities for picnics, cookouts, swimming in Ossipee Pond, and a state authorized boat launch. During the winter, ice fishing is a very popular activity there as well.
Located off Route 202 behind the Massabesic Lions' club, this field hosts adult and youth softball during the summer, and is also used for soccer and football.