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Useful News from Windham Parks & Recreation

March & April 2023

Department Updates

We're Hiring!

The Windham Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for a number of seasonal positions for 2023. Positions are available for applicants 15 years of age and older.

Available positions include:

  • Summer Day - Camp Counselors and Directors
  • Dundee Park - Supervisors, Attendants, and Park Manager
  • Summer Track - Assistant Track Coaches
  • Recreation Programming Internship

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications are available online or at our office.

More Information and Application

2023 Summer Day Camp

Registration Opens Monday, March 27!

For more information and pricing, please see our FAQ linked below.

Day Camp FAQ

Park & Facility Updates

Dundee Park

2023 Season Passes On Sale!

Season passes are not intended for Community Groups, Day Camps, Day Care Groups, or reservation payments.

Windham residents may request an additional pass for a household with multiple vehicles; non-residents may request a second pass at half price for a household with multiple vehicles.

Pass stickers may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office, at Dundee Park's Gatehouse or Boathouse, or online at

2023 Season Pass Rates

Windham Residents $65

Windham Seniors (55+): $45

Non-Residents: $80

Non-Resident Seniors (55+): $60

Veterans & Active Military - Same as senior rates, but must purchase pass in-person to show Military ID.

Purchase Season Pass

Facility Reservations

Host your event at one of our parks and facilities!

Town Hall Gym

The gym is available for sporting groups, birthday parties, and many other types of events! There is no reservation fees on weekdays, reservation fees on the weekends are $20/hour for residents, $30/hour for non-residents.


Donnabeth Lippman Park

The pavilion next to the pond is available for parties and get togethers! Reservation fees are $25 for the pavilion, with giant lawn games available for rent for an additional $15.


Windham Community Park

Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts are available for reservation, as well as our new pavilion! Plan your next outing for a low hourly rate!


Community & Family Programs

Easter Egg Hunt

More Information & Registration

Winter Photo Contest

Have you captured that special moment with your child enjoying our Maine winters, snapped a photo of your pet frolicking in the snow, or found that perfect photo opp to capture the beauty of winter? We would love to showcase your photograph!

2023 Categories:

Family - Nature - Pets - Town of Windham

Category prizes range from gift certificates, to custom merch with YOUR photo, and more!

1. How to Enter Online: 

  - Select the appropriate category and register for the program.

  - Upload your photo when required documents are indicated during the checkout process.

  - Choose "Check Out Online" and process your registration; no fee will be charged, but this will insure a completed registration.

2. How to Enter via Postal Mail:

  - Complete an Adult Registration or Youth Registration form.

  - Mail completed form and a copy of your photo to:

       Winter Photo Contest

       Windham Parks & Recreation

       8 School Road

       Windham, ME 04062

3. How to Enter In-person:

  - Visit the Parks & Recreation office Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Maximum of 3 entries per person.

All entries must be received by Friday, March 31st.

More Information & Registration

Let's Play Bingo!

Bingo has been so popular this February that we will keep it going into March! Once you register you will get a "cool" no-need-for-daubers bingo card by mail. We will draw 2 daily numbers (M-F) until someone gets BINGO! When you get a BINGO! you will call or email us to let us know. Once we verify we have a winner, we'll start another game.

To get the daily numbers call (207) 892-1905 or visit and they will be posted on the homepage.

More Information & Registration

Windham Summerfest

June 24, 2023

Save the date for Summerfest 2023! This year's theme is

"A Little Bit of Everything!"

Looking to participate in Summerfest? Registration for booths, parade entries, and sponsorships are now open!

More Information

Youth Programs

Kiddie Gym

For Ages 5 & Under

Indoor fun with balls, slides, parachutes and plenty of playmates! All toddlers must be accompanied by a "participating" adult.

Dates: Tuesday & Fridays, November 1 - April 28

(Exclusion Dates: 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 2/24, 3/3 & 4/21)

Time: Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30am, Fridays: 9:00 - 10:30am

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $2 drop-in, multi-visit passes available in quantities of 6, 15, and 30 visits

More Information


For Grades K-8

Kids from grades K-5 can learn traditional martial arts with Lisa Magiera of Bushido Karate Dojo and learn how karate makes you stronger, safer and smarter.

Spring Session

Dates: Tuesdays, March 7 - June 6 (excluding 4/18)

Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $140 (13 sessions); $35 for uniform - not required to purchase for program

Transportation: Participants will be transported from Manchester/Middle School in the Parks & Recreation vehicles for this program. At the end of the program, pick up will be at Windham Primary School Gym at 4:15pm. 

Register by Sunday, March 5 at 4 PM

Register Here

High Touch High Tech

For Grades K-3

Planimal Party

Enter the world of biology and learn about fascinating creatures and where they live. Explore everything from plants and bees to octopuses and jellyfish. Even the tiniest organisms are included!

Dates: Wednesdays, March 8 - April 12

Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Art Room

Fee: $90 (6 classes)

Registration closes Monday, March 6.


Become a Chemist and mix up some CHEMystery! Explore the water cycle, test how fast things flow, model structure of atoms, mix polymers, combine crazy chemical concoctions and more!

Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 - June 7

Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Art Room

Fee: $90 (6 classes)

Registration closes Monday, May 1.

Register Here

WMS Early Release Day

For Grades 6-8

Looking for something to do on the Windham Middle School early release days? Windham Parks & Recreation offers a full day program that includes supervised games, activities and free time.

April's early release day will be themed "Get in the Game" and will feature a number of groups hosting games and activities for participants!

Grades: 6-8

Date: Wednesday, April 5

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Windham Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $20 per child

Register by Monday, April 5

Register Here

No School Days

For Grades K-5

Kids in grades K-5, join Windham Parks & Recreation during no school days for a fun day of games, crafts and trips to local destinations! We’ll start off the day with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at the Town Hall gym and park. We will have an early lunch and head out for the field trip in the afternoon!

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited so register today!

Date: Friday, March 17

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Ice Skating at Troubh Ice Arena in Portland

Fee: $50 per person (includes transportation, skating admissions and skate rentals)

Lunch/Pack: Please bring a lunch from home, sneakers, warm clothes and ice skates if they have a pair

Register by Tuesday, March 14th

Date: Friday, April 14

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Urban Air

Fee: $50 per person (includes transportation, Urban Air admissions ticket and socks.)

Lunch/Pack: Please bring a lunch from home and sneakers for gym games

Register by Monday, April 10th

Register Here

Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab

For Grades 4 & 5

Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on investigation of the science that spies use!

Program: Secret Agent Lab

Grades: 4-5

Dates: Wednesday's, April 5 - May 31 (excluding 4/19)

Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm

Location: Manchester School Music Room

Fee: $110 (8 classes)

Registration closes Monday, April 3

Register Here

Creative Kiddie Craft Time

For children ages 2-5

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to craft and create together! Moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts and uncles… All are welcome to join us at Town Hall for simple craft projects with all supplies provided.

This popular program can fill quickly, so be sure to pre-register!

Craft: Spring Craft

Date: Wednesday, April 12

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $5 per child

Register by Monday, April 10th

Register Here

School Vacation Trips

For Grades K-5

Kids in grades K-5, join Windham Parks & Recreation for fun no school days of games, crafts and trips to local destinations like Smitty's, Spare Time and Seacoast! We’ll start off most days with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at the Town Hall gym and park. We will have lunch and head out to the local destination for the afternoon!

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Pineland Farms

Fee: $50 per person (includes transportation, Pineland Farm tour & ice cream making activity)

Lunch/Pack: Please bring a lunch from home and appropriate footwear for farm tour

Date: Friday, April 21

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Smitty's - Movie TBD

Fee: $50 per person (includes transportation, movie admissions & lunch)

Lunch: 2 slices of cheese pizza, fries, popcorn & a drink. Bring money for additional food at Smity's if desired

Register by Monday, April 17th at 4 PM

Register Here

Creative Movement

For Ages 2-5

Creative Movement is back at Windham Parks & Recreation! Join us on Friday mornings at the Windham Public Library for a creative twist on dancing! Instructors from the Drouin Dance Center will use props and music to inspire creative movement and dance. This is a fun and exciting way to introduce your little one to the world of dance!

Music, Movement & Play for ages 2 to 3 is a 30 minute class that keeps your little dancer moving. We will play dance games, dance with props, and learn concepts like stop/go, fast/slow and high/low. This class is a great first experience for your child to be in a group setting independently.

Creative Movement for ages 3 to 5 is a 45 minute dance/movement class. We will be exploring movement, basic ballet terms, and dancing with props. Skills such as taking turns, sharing, forming a line, and respect will be encouraged.

Spring 2023 Session

Dates: Fridays, April 28 - June 2

Times: 10-10:30am for ages 2-3; 10:45-11:30am for ages 3-5

Location: Windham Public Library - 217 Windham Center Rd

Fee: $50 

Registration closes Wednesday, April 26th.

Register Here

Tennis in the Parks

For Grades 1-8

The program where kids play where they learn!

This program is for brand-new or beginner tennis players. Led by a SafeSport-approved coach, we focus on FUN and learning the basics. We use age-appropriate equipment that makes learning easy.

All players in their first session receive and keep a new age-appropriate raquet and ball!

Dates: Sunday's, May 7 - June 18 (No class 6/11) (Rain date 6/25)

Times: Grades 1-2 (Red Ball): 9:00 - 10:00am

      Grades 3-5 (Orange Ball): 10:00 - 11:00am

      Grades 6-8 (Green Ball): 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Windham High School Tennis Courts (behind the school) - 406 Gray

Road, Windham, ME

Fee: $70 per person (includes a racket)

Registration closes Wednesday, May 3rd

Register Here

Adult Sports

Adult Pickleball

For Ages 18+

Pickleball in Windham is growing by leaps and bounds! Grab your paddle (or borrow one from us) and join in on pick-up games at the Windham Town Hall Gym.

New to the game? Have you been wanting to try this fast-growing game that anyone can play? You are welcome to try it out - your first time is FREE!

Morning Session

Dates: Mondays and Fridays, October 24, 2022 - May 19, 2023

(see website for exclusion dates)

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mondays) | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Fridays)

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $65

Afternoon/Evening Session

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 24, 2022 - May 17, 2023

(see website for exclusion dates)

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM (Mondays) | 6:00 - 9:00 PM (Wednesdays)

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $65

New this year - Unlimited Play!

For just $90, the Unlimited Play option lets you play at both sessions.

More Information and Registration

Pickleball Lessons

For Ages 18+

Maybe your friends play Pickleball. Perhaps you’re a tennis player looking for a new challenge. If you have a fun-loving mindset and an ounce of athletic ability, then Pickleball is the game you should begin playing!

In this four-week program, you’ll learn how to effectively strike the ball, maintain a rally, keep score, and the rules and basic gameplay. At the conclusion of these lessons, players will have the foundational understanding and skills to start playing Pickleball. 

We've added an Improver class. Maybe you have played a couple of times, or perhaps it's been a while since you've picked up a racquet, here is a way to brush up on those skills.  

Coach Dave Cousins is a combined PTR, USPTA, and IFP (International Federation of Pickleball) Certified Professional with many years of teaching experience in Southern Maine. He loves working with both juniors and adults, whether just starting out or playing at competitive levels. Dave's belief is that racket sports have a place for EVERYONE, of any age, ability, or skill set. 

Dates: Saturdays, April 8 - April 29

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM (Beginner Lessons - Session 1)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (Beginner Lessons - Session 2)

5:00 - 6:00 PM (Improver Lessons)

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $60

Try a lesson and decide you want to sign up for a full-season pickleball session? Ask us about a discount on your registration!


Sunday Open Gym

For Ages 21+

Join us on Sunday mornings for pickup basketball and volleyball! Multi-visit and season passes are available, however drop-ins are always welcome.

Dates: Sundays, November 20, 2022 - April 30, 2023 (excluding 12/25, 1/1, 4/9)

Time: Basketball 8:00 - 10:00 AM | Volleyball: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Windham High School Gym

More Information and Registration

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

For Ages 21+

Adults ages 21+, please join us on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights at the Windham Primary School Gym. Games will be played in a pick-up format.

Pre-registration is required for this program.

Session II

Dates: Tuesday, January 3 - Thursday, June 1, 2023

(excluding 2/21, 2/23, 4/18, 4/20)

Time: 8:00 - 9:15 pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $40

Register Here

Tennis in the Parks

For Ages 18+

Learn and Play Tennis!

This program is for brand-new, beginner, or returning novice players. Led by a USTA-approved coach, we focus on FUN and learning the basics. Get great exercise while developing the skills to serve, rally, and play tennis.


All players in their first session receive and keep a new tennis racquet!

Dates: Saturday's, May 6 - June 10 (Rain date 6/17)

Times: 8:30 - 10:00am

Location: Windham High School Tennis Courts (behind the school) - 406 Gray

Road, Windham, ME

Fee: $80 per person (includes a racket)

Registration closes Wednesday, May 3rd

Register Here

Adult Programs

Adult & Senior Newsletter

Keep up with our Adult & Senior Programs as soon as they are announced!

Three times per year, we release an Adult & Senior Newsletter with all of our outings and programs. This newsletter is available by both email and physical mail, and physical copies are available at Town Hall.

To be added to the email or mailing list, please call (207) 892-1905 or email parks&

View our January-April Newsletter!

Mystery Day

For Ages 40+

Our first mystery of the day will start with breakfast. From there, it's anybody's guess...

Date: Tuesday, April 25

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $15

Register Here

Holiday Luncheon

co-hosted by Age Friendly Windham

Register Here

Senior Programs (55+)

Irish Luncheon

Don your green and celebrate Irish American Heritage month and the Luck of the Irish in style with friends and neighbors. Enjoy some special St. Patrick's Day entertainment with the Stillson dancers and a delicious traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage presented by your favorite leprechauns.

Date: Wednesday, March 15

Time: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Fee: $80

More Information & Registration

Weekly Shopping

Join Windham Parks & Recreation every Thursday morning to go shopping in North Windham. This program is FREE for seniors who can't drive or get to a store on their own. Participants are required to call our office and reserve your spot between Monday - Wednesday of that week. The route and the times may vary slightly each week based upon the number of participants that reserve a spot. Picking up from different locations may require a slight wait. Call us at 892-1905 to reserve your spot. 

Windham Parks & Recreation

8 School Rd

(207) 892-1905