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National Parks & Recreation Month Celebrations -- July 2020

posted Jul 1, 2020, 12:57 PM by Nicole Hall

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Community Services is celebrating all month long with the National Recreation and Park Association! It's a perfect time to get outside and explore our local parks, trails, and beaches. Check out our calendar for activities to do throughout the month of July!

Along with the fun activities planned, there's no better way to celebrate than by lifting up the people who have made it all happen. Community Services will also be highlighting their hardworking parks and rec professionals that make Scarborough a great place to live, work and play! We hope you'll love getting to know those who work behind the scenes just as much as we do.

In partnership with Martin's Point HealthCare, Scarborough Community Services is able to provide a multitude of FREE fitness and wellness sessions in Memorial Park in July, including, Yoga, Zumba, Bootcamp, POUND Fitness, and a unique "Laughter" class. Due to COVID-19 protocols, we will be keeping these sessions headcounts limited as to help keep participants distanced outdoors. Please be sure to check out our Special Events page for class descriptions, dates and times, as well as the links for registration.



Join Us for the Maine Backyard Campout -- July 10-11

posted Jun 26, 2020, 11:08 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 11:19 AM ]

Held on the weekend of July 10-11, families all across the state of Maine will participate in a backyard campout to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month and Scarborough is joining in on the fun! The mission of this event is to encourage families to get outdoors and enjoy a camping experience in their own backyard in order to maintain social distancing practices – who says you have to go anywhere to have some fun! This could be traditional tenting in your backyard or even setting up “camp” in your living room! The first 72 families who register for this event will receive a FREE backyard campout kit, which will include s’mores supplies, activity ideas and safety tips, and other goodies to spark your imagination!

Register today and we will be in touch about your kit pick-up time at Town Hall on Friday, July 10!

Backyard Campout Kit

COVID-19 Park Use Request

posted Jun 12, 2020, 9:04 AM by Nicole Hall

During this uncertain time, the Town of Scarborough would like local businesses and groups to know that our parks are open to the public. While we are not
taking formal reservations at this time, you are welcome to use our parks and fields if the following guidelines are met. If you plan to hold practices, classes, or programming in one of the parks or on one of the athletic fields, please complete the following form and submit a copy of your certificate of insurance naming the Town of Scarborough as an additionally insured party to
 reservations@scarboroughmaine.org.


Summer Specialty Camp Registration On Hold

posted Jun 2, 2020, 5:24 AM by Nicole Hall

Based on the DOE guidelines, CDC recommendations and the State Summer Sports Camp Checklist, Scarborough Community Services will be attempting to offer modified summer specialty camps with reduced numbers. We are currently reaching out to coaches to make sure they can feasibly run the camps within the guidelines before proceeding with further registrations. Please note that online and in-office registrations have been put on hold until further notice. All households within our registration system, including those who may have registered already, have been emailed about this action.

Ongoing Updates for Programming and Events

posted Jun 1, 2020, 12:47 PM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jun 26, 2020, 11:08 AM ]

We understand the concern around the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are developing preventive measures to better protect our community and employees. The Town Council, Town Manager, all Department Heads, as well as the Scarborough School Department are working daily to adjust Scarborough’s continued response to COVID-19. 

Please see below for up-to-date program changes and cancellations:

As of June 26

  • Challenger Soccer camps cancelled.

As of June 19:

  • Red Storm Girls and Boys Basketball cancelled.
  • Tennis Lessons Cancelled

As of June 8:

  • GPS Soccer, Edge Baseball, Big Hits Softball, and Red Storm Boys Lacrosse camps have been cancelled.

As of June 1:

  • The K-5 and 6-8 summer day camp programs have been cancelled.
  • Indoor summer specialty camps (arts, tech, theater) have been cancelled.
  • We are still evaluating which, if any, outdoor camps can run and how they would run. 

As of May 7:

  • Summerfest and Concerts in the Park events cancelled.

As of March 13:

https://sites.google.com/a/scarboroughmaine.org/town/home/scarborough-coronavirus-covid-19-information
  • Before-school and after-school programs are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.
  • All senior programming has been cancelled until further notice.
  • All other Community Services youth programming, including indoor soccer, lacrosse, softball pitching clinic, spring basketball training, youth wrestling, and ultimate frisbee have been cancelled. If the program has already started, you can expect a prorated refund for the missed time. If the program has not started, you will be issued a full refund.
  • All Community Services adult programming, including healthline and pickleball, have been suspended until further notice. 
  • The Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3-4 has been cancelled.


As this situation is evolving we will be providing periodic updates to the Town website (http://www.scarboroughmaine.org/home/scarborough-coronavirus-covid-19-information), as well as our other information channels. Please continue to be vigilant with your own personal health by following the recommendations and best practices from the CDC. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to Scarborough Community Services at 207-730-4150 or comserv@scarboroughmaine.org.

Reminder: Dogs on Beaches

posted May 29, 2020, 7:34 AM by Nicole Hall

Just a friendly reminder, now that the weather is cooperating with us! 


Dogs 

Facilities Status Map

posted May 15, 2020, 5:46 AM by Nicole Hall

Scarborough has so many great outdoor resources, including beaches, parks, and trails. As the COVID-19 circumstances continue to evolve, statuses of all of these facilities also continue to change. We are continuing to redevelop our summer operations plan so please be sure to check out our new Facilities Status Map to keep up to date on the changing status and services available at each of our municipal facilities.

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