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Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
February Newsletter

There are always new and exciting things happening in Parks, Recreation & Waterfront. Please take a moment to peruse through our monthly newsletter and stay up to speed on all of the latest news, programs and events happening in our department!

Mark your calendar!
February 1 - South Portland Winterfest @ Wainwright!
February 17 - Closed for holiday
Due to the high temps, and rain this past week. We have decided to postpone, cancel, and/or move many events for Winterfest 2020. Please be advised of the location/time changes.

South Portland Golf Course:
Dog Sledding – Canceled
LL Bean Geocaching – moved to WWF (11am-1pm)
WinterKids Story walk and snowshoeing – moved to Wainwright Farms (11am-4pm)

Hinckley Park:
Youth Ice Fishing Derby – Postponed until February 29th (9am-12pm)

Millcreek Park:
Skate with the HS Hockey Team – Moved to Wainwright Farms (1pm-4pm)
Open Skate – Moved to Wainwright Farms (1pm-4pm)
Hockey Boosters Food Sale – moved to Wainwright Farms(12-4pm)
Wainwright Farms: All events on schedule.

SPCC: Pancake Breakfast on schedule (8am-1030am)
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for a great day outside.

For more information on Winter Fest 2020, please visit the Winterfest Facebook Page!
New face at the Community Center!
Welcome Susan Braziel as one of our new part time Customer Service Reps at the front desk of the Community Center. You'll see Susan mostly working on Fridays and Saturdays. Welcome Susan!
Middle School Trips Over February Break!
Don't miss these great day trips over February break just for Middle Schoolers! A great way to enjoy winter in Maine!

Questions, contact Kristina Ertzner at

Girls Youth Lacrosse Registration Night

The South Portland Girls Lacrosse High School Boosters will be holding a registration night at SPCC on:

March 3 from 5:00-8:00pm

February Youth Open Gym Schedule
Check out our youth open gym schedule for the month of February. Children in grades K-5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Please do not just drop your child off for the afternoon. There is no charge for parents to attend.

Evergreen Credit Union Financial Wellness Workshop (Youth & Adult)
Your Money 101 for Young Adults

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: SPCC Senior Wing
Cost: FREE

SHiNE Fitness Dance February

Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 6- 27
Time: 6:15-7:15pm
Cost: $40/$50 non-res
Location: SPCC Art Room

Beginner Pickleball Lessons
Dates: Sundays, Feb. 2-23
Time: 1:15-2:45pm
Cost: $40/$50 non-res
Location: Redbank Comm. Cntr.

Dates Fridays, Feb. 7 - March 6
Time: 1:15-2:45pm
Cost: $40/$50 non-res
Location: Redbank Comm. Cntr

More Adult Classes!
Upcoming Adult Leagues
Senior Luncheon - Tuesday, February 4th
Meal is finger sandwiches. Free home pickup for South Portland residents.

Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: SPCC Senior Wing
Cost: $7.00/pp
Valentines Day Brunch - Friday, February 14

Free home pickup for South Portland residents.

Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: SPCC Senior Wing
Cost: $14.00/pp
More Senior Programs!
Lifeguarding Course
Join us February 28 th , 29 th and March 1 st for an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course and start your teenager’s (15yo+) career off right. Lifeguarding is a fun, rewarding job that centers around responsibility. Register online for this course. Any questions? Reach out to Patrick McArdle at 207-767-7650.

Pool Winter Session Ending Dates

Winter Swim Lessons Session ENDING Dates (w/ NO further weather cancellations):

Tuesdays - Feb. 18
Wednesdays - Feb. 19
Thursdays - Feb. 13
Fridays - Feb. 14
Saturdays - Feb. 15
Sundays - Feb. 16

Pool February Calendar
Red Sox Family Trips 2020
South Portland Parks & Recreation is offering these two family friendly bus trips to see the Boston Red Sox in 2020. Transportation will be via custom coach with Northeast Charter & Tours. Game tickets are located in the right field grandstands - section 5 (June 7 game) and section 2 (August 15 game). 

Cost: $85/$95 Non-res (per ticket)

These trips will sell out so don't delay!
Teen Center at Redbank Community Center
Our Teen Center,located at the Redbank Community Center, is a free drop-in program for South Portland residents in grades 6-12.

Hours of operation
Mon-Fri - 2:30-6:00 pm
Times vary for early release days and vacation weeks.

FMI - Contact Teen Center Coordinator, Alicia Hoyt at
South Portland Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, ME 04106