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Parks and Places

Parks Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of public buildings and grounds, parks, beaches, recreation facilities and school and municipal athletic fields. York has an expansive parks system that extends from the summit park and conservation lands at Mount Agamenticus to the iconic Nubble Lighthouse.  A bustling tourist community during the summer months our beaches are visited by thousands of visitors each year and we work hard to maintain a safe and pristine natural environment.

 

Consisting of mostly seasonal staff, our employees are highly visible during the summer months. Our parks crews, custodians and lifeguards are all here to serve the public and set high standards for the care of our parks and beaches.  Likewise we encourage you to treat our public properties with the respect they deserve. The health and well being of these natural resources is of upmost importance and our goal is to protect them for generations to come.

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York residence can purchase their annual parking pass online. Discounts available for senior citizens. 

 

Mt Agamenticus
        

21 Mount Agamenticus

York, ME 03909

 


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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21 Mount Agamenticus
York, ME  03909

Featuring thousands of acres of unfragmented forest and 40 miles of trail, Mt Agamenticus provides vital opportunities for conservation and recreation.  Standing at 692 feet, it offers breath-taking panoramic views of distant mountain ranges, inland ponds, and the seacoast area. Popular activities include hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, cross country skiing and picnicking. Trail head parking is located at the bottom of the access road, or you can drive to and park at the summit.  Once at the summit you will find observation decks, picnic tables, the Learning Lodge, and access to a network of nature trails.  More detailed information about Mount Agamenticus and a trail map can be found here:  http://www.agamenticus.org/ Mount Agamenticus has a carry-in, carry-out policy and no trash receptacles are available.

PARKING: Free – Summit, base and at some trail heads

HOURS: Dawn to Dusk

AMENITIES:

  • Trail maps
  • Picnic tables
  • Learning Lodge open weekends, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend
  • Portalets at summit and base

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Sohier Park
 

11 Sohier Park Road

York Beach, ME 03910


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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11 Sohier Park Road
York Beach, ME  03910

Sohier Park is the gateway to the famous Nubble Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.  Sightseeing, picnics, scuba diving, and fishing are some of the things enjoyed in the park.  Benches around the park provide a place for sightseers to relax and enjoy the views.  A Welcome Center houses public restrooms and a newly expanded and renovated gift shop.  Sales at the gift shop support the upkeep of Sohier Park as well as the Nubble Lighthouse.  Parking in the park is free and allows for tour bus and trolley visits as well.  http://www.nubblelight.org/

PARKING: Free

AMENITIES:

  • Public restrooms open daily from first weekend in May through Columbus Day
  • Granite benches
  • Grassy park for play, sunning, or picnics
  • Scuba Diving (ordinance)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant and take-out nearby
  • Trash receptacles
  • Seasonal gift shop

MAINTAINED BY:York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

York Beach Ball Field
 

York Beach Ball Field
Railroad Avenue/Church Street
York Beach, ME 03910


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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Located at the entrance to the York Beach square area, from Ridge Road, the York Beach Ball Field has a baseball/softball field and large grassy area toward the Church Street end of the field. Permit Parking surrounds this field with metered parking along Railroad Avenue and across the street, at an adjacent parking lot. Home to annual crafts fairs and other annual events, this field boasts two fenced dugouts, raised spectator benches and a powered concession stand with refrigerator.

 

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Bog Road Recreational Complex
 

Bog Road Recreational Complex
40 Bog Road
York, ME 03909


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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Bog Road
York, ME 03909

Tucked away just the other side of I-95 are the Bog Road Fields and Benjamin Park Playground.  This park is home to two multipurpose athletic fields, a Little League baseball field and a playground aimed at 3-12 year olds.  A large gravel driveway and parking area is shared between the playground and fields.  A fully powered concession stand is on site with a refrigerator inside.  Currently under construction, a new multipurpose field and additional parking is planned for fall 2014.

PARKING: FREE

AMENITIES:

  • Baseball Field
  • Three multipurpose fields
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Portalets from spring to fall

MAINTAINED BY: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Goodrich Park
 

200 Route 1

York, ME 03909


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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200 US Route 1
York, ME  03909

Constructed on the bank of the York River, Goodrich Park, home of the Grant House, was donated to the Town of York by Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, and is home to York Parks and Recreation Department’s offices.  This scenic location allows for picnics and passive recreation along the York River.  The public is welcome to enjoy the picnic table and grounds.  Some small Town committee meetings are held inside the River Room at the Grant House.  There is a large gravel driveway for parking, and a rough trail runs along the river behind the house.

PARKING: Free

HOURS: Office is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

AMENITIES:

  • Picnic table
  • Short trail
  • Public Restrooms when offices are open
  • Boat launch opposite barn on York River Bridge, Route 1

MAINTAINED BY: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Gilman L. Moulton Park
 

York Street, Route 1a

York Harbor, ME 03911


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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York Street, Route 1A
York Harbor, ME  03911

Moulton Park is nestled just beyond York Village in York Harbor, this small neighborhood park is neighbor to St. George’s Episcopal Church and just across from York’s Art Association.  The park was donated by Gilman L. Moulton.  Home to years of “Art in the Park’ and Firemen’s Field Day events, this park has a large grassy area, many impressive specimen of trees, and a bench to rest on.  Parking is limited.

PARKING: Free

AMENITIES:

  • Benches
  • Picnic tables
  • Grassy park with trees and shade
  • Nearby gallery

MAINTAINED BY: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Hartley Mason Reservation
 

York Street, Route 1A

York Harbor, ME 03911


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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York Street, Route 1A
York Harbor, ME  03911

Also known as Hartley Mason Park, this large 4-acre seaside park sets above York Harbor Beach and allows breathtaking views of the ocean and York Harbor Beach.  Hartley W. Mason donated this land to the Town of York and the park was opened to the public in 1993.  The park is located directly across from the York Harbor Inn and is the backdrop for many weddings.  Benches are nestled throughout the grounds and allow for visitors to enjoy the views and shady trees.  The park is overseen by the Hartley Mason Board of Trustees.

PARKING: Posted 2-Hour Parking along Route 1A/York Street

AMENITIES:

  • Benches
  • Scenic Fishermen’s Walk to York Harbor Beach
  • Walking distance to Public Restrooms at York Harbor Beach
  • Directly across from Pub/Restaurant/Inn
  • May be reserved for weddings – call Jeffrey McConnell, Hartley Mason Reserve Trustee (207-363-5494) for details and costs.

RESERVATIONS: Contact Jeffrey McConnell jmcconne@maine.rr.com or 207-363-5494

OVERSEERS: Hartley Mason Board of Trustees

MAINTAINED BY: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Ellis Park/Short Sands Beach
 

York Beach Ball Field
Railroad Avenue/Church Street
York Beach, ME 03910


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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Ellis Park and Short Sands Beach is owned by the Town of York and managed by a private Board of trustees known as the Ellis Park Committee. While the Committee has oversight of the park the Town has a shared responsibility to manage and maintain park facilities.

Working cooperatively, the goal of the Town and Park Trustees is to make the park the very best it can be for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. For additional information or to offer suggestions please call the Parks and recreation Department at 207-363-1040 or email parks-rec@yorkmaine.org

Restroom Facilities

The Park has a new, modern restroom facility which opened in June of 2014. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for managing the facility which is open from May 1st through Columbus Day weekend. The schedule and hours of operation are as follows;

May 1st through June 15th, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 16th through September 15th, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

September 16th through October 15th, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Schedule may be extended, weather permitting

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Fishermen's Walk/Cliff Walk
 

York Harbor, ME 03911


Maintained by: York Parks and Recreation (207) 363-1040

 

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Fishermen’s Walk is two miles of walking along the water’s edge, beginning at Sewall’s Bridge the walk travels through York Harbor and ends just past the Reading Room by Milbury Lane.  Historically it was known as “Riverside Path” and “Shore Path” and winds along the shore with many historic points of interest.  Parking at Route 103 and Harbor Beach is Permit Parking. Fisherman’s Walk: Sewall’s Bridge to Harbor Beach. Cliff Walk: Harbor Beach to Milbury Lane.

PARKING: Route 103 – Permit Parking Harbor Beach – Permit Parking


MAINTAINED BY: Fisherman’s Walk: Department of Public Works (207) 363-1010, Cliff Walk: Parks and Recreation Department (207) 363-1040

The Cliff Walk is currently closed due to hazardous conditions created by the recent storms.

 

Amenities

  • Portalet available spring through fall
  • Trash receptacles
  • Concession stand with refrigerator
  • Restaurants, take-out food, shopping and markets within walking distance.

Parking

Meters – adjacent

Open Parking and Permit Parking – as posted

  • Permit Parking Sticker is a resident sticker that can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office (207) 363-1003
  • Permits are valid from May 15th through October 15th annually.
  • A sticker costs $40.00 or $20.00 for Senior Citizens aged 65 and over.
  • Permit Parking Ordinance

Other Places of Interest...

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Wiggly Bridge/Steedman Woods

Located off Rt.103 in York Harbor, this scenic area of protected land on the York River is a great place to visit! 

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York Dog Park

The York Dog Park is located on Bog Road and is scheduled to open is the Spring of 2024!

 

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Historic Old York

Located in York Village, the Old York Historical Society runs programming and tours of some of the oldest building in the United States.

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Public Paddle Craft Launches

Strawberry Island in York Harbor
Scotland Bridge on Route 91
Rices Bridge on Route 1

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Mackey Skate Park

Mackey Skate Park is located on Bog Road and offers free ice skating to the Public when weather allows. 

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York River

National Wild and Scenic River

Endless opportunities for recreation. Kayaking, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing are just a few examples! 

Want more summer fun in York?

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