Recreation Programming and Park Information
Announcements (Updated May 19, 2020)
The gate leading to the boat launch at Rotary Park is now open.
All Recreation-Ross Center-50 Plus Programs are postponed until further notice. The Community Center and Teen Center are also closed to the public until further notice.
It is recommended not to use playgrounds due to the fact they are not manually or chemically sterilized, Please practice proper social distancing in parks and on trails.
The basketball hoops in the parks have been removed until further notice.
Tennis Courts are closed until further notice following guidance from the USTA.
Dogs in city parks must be on leash until further notice. This does not apply to the Dog Park at Rotary Park.
All Public Restrooms in the parks are closed until further notice.
Rotary Park gate to the swim area remains closed until further notice. Public is able to continue to enjoy walking throughout the park.
Doran Field gate will remain closed until further notice, access from the pedestrian gate on South Street is still available.
Parks and Trails Information
With temperatures beginning to rise, we expect to see more community members using our public parks and trails in the coming weeks. As a reminder, these areas remain open in Biddeford, but it is extremely important to practice social distancing while using these spaces. All public restroom facilities are closed at this time.
Beginning this week, we are asking that dogs remain on leashes on public trails. This is because dogs tend to want to greet other people they encounter on a trail, and this often creates situations where the owner has to violate social distancing to retrieve them. Dogs may continue to be off leash in the Rotary Park dog park. Thank you for your understanding of this temporary policy change.
Some areas within parks are closed at this time for health reasons. Tennis courts are closed by recommendation of the US Tennis Association, as the virus can spread from the sharing of tennis balls, gate handles, and net posts. Nets and rims have also been removed from our basketball courts. Lastly, we have posted guidance on all playgrounds that we are not actively sterilizing equipment, and it is not recommended that families use playgrounds at this time.