Summer Camp
The Recreation Division offers a vast array of recreation programs and clinics for preschool, youth, family, teens, adults, and senior adults at its five community centers. REGISTER HERE NOW. 

Children's Programs

Before and after-school programs are offered at nine elementary schools. Click Here to Register Online or Here to Download the Form. This is an extension of the school day with activities including indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts activities, outdoor adventure with Maine Audubon, and opportunities for children to have a big brother or big sister through the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program. With a generous grant from Hannaford Supermarket, we are able to provide a healthy snack for every child that helps power them up during the busy after school. The Portland Public Library provides books on a rotating basis to each site and works with Recreation and the Portland Seadogs to challenge kids to “Read Your Way to Opening Day”.

Summer Camp 2018
Camp Play All Day & Camp Xperience at Riverton Community Center:
This summer we will be making a BIG change to Camp Play All Day & Camp Xperience at Riverton - you made the suggestion and we heard you! Riverton will be the site for the summer camp experience for children who have completed elementary school grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Our trained staff will provide a structured, safe and fun environment with plenty of activity options for campers: Sports, Art and Nature, as well as provide fun-packed  trips to beaches, tide pools, fun parks and much more. Before and after camp care is available each camp day. Visit our camp website ( to check out last year’s adventures and to stay updated as changes are added to this year’s proposed adventures!
Parent Guide to Summer Camp
Camp Play All Day Week Themes
Camp Xperience Week Themes
Click Here to Register Online or Here to Download the Form

#Camp Castaway at East End Community Center:
Due to input from our campers and parents, we have completely overhauled our camp for the older day campers. Our camp, formerly known as “Xtreme Camp,” is now for students who have completed 6th, 7th, & 8th grade. In addition to the age change, we have made a huge change to the camp format: it’s 
nothing but field trips! Camp will only be three days per week for the seven-week long summer, for a total of 21 of the most out-of-this-world trips your tween and teen could want! We’ll cover everything from zip-lining down a mountain to rafting through huge waves and more. The cost will be weekly for the three days of trips. Due to the unique nature of this camp, the maximum number of campers will be held strictly at 50 students at $190 per week. Please visit our camp website ( to check out last year’s adventures!

62+ Program

Portland Recreation has an extensive senior adult program for ages 62+. Up to three vans provide door to door service to local programs and activities. Recreation staff mail calendars and registration forms each month; don’t miss out! Call the recreation office at 207-874-8870 to get on the mailing list.


Riverton and Reiche pools, and outdoor Kiwanis Pool offer swim lessons for children and adults, adult aerobics, open swim, and rental opportunities. The Riverton and Reiche pools are also home to the Portland middle and high school swim teams as well as the Portland Porpoise Swim Club.

Special Events

Many special events, including concerts in the parks are part of the fabric of Recreation. From our children’s concert series to our Sunset Folk Series we offer a wide variety of music for all ages.

Athletic Facilities

Athletic facilities has over 50 playing fields, including 2 artificial surfaces at Fitzpatrick and Memorial Stadiums. Lighted softball and baseball fields are used by local leagues. Tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts are also available for public use. Click here to view the calendar. 

Ice Skating

The William B. Troubh Ice Arena offers skating lessons for children and adults, public skating, ice time, and clinics.

Healthy Lifestyles

Recreation offers opportunities for healthy lifestyles. Enjoy our “Concerts in the Parks”, walk along the trails throughout the city, play tennis at Deering High School, Eastern Prom and Deering Oaks. Take time to enjoy Payson Park, Deering Oaks, Baxter Boulevard, Eastern Prom and Western Prom and all of our neighborhood parks, and playgrounds. Stroll along Eastern Prom and grab breath-taking views of Casco Bay. 

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