Recreation & Parks Department

The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will strive to enhance the quality of life for Fort Kent citizens by offering a variety of activities that encourage overall wellness, cultural opportunities, natural resource appreciation and fellowship with neighbors. Our mission is to build upon the natural beauty of our town through the administration, improvement, care and maintenance of parks, facilities and public areas.

 

Facilities Under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks

Riverside Park:

Located off East Main Street on the banks of the St. John River. The Park consists of approximately 7.2 acres. This passive recreation park features a boat landing, bike/walking trail, picnic area, 8 RV camping sites, public restrooms, outdoor basketball court, children's playground, soccer field, open space and gazebo.

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Gazebo at Riverside Park
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Picnic Area at Riverside Park

According to the CDC ruling, Campsite are only available to permanent Maine  residents until further notice.  For Reservations at the RV park please call the Fort Kent Police Department at

207-834-5678

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Located off Pleasant Street behind the Fort Kent Community High School on the banks of the Fish River. This facility consists of the main pool having a total of 194,400 gallons of water. A small pool is also featured along with a complete bathhouse

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Jalbert Park

Located off Pleasant Street adjacent to the Fort Kent Elementary School on the banks of the Fish River. This facility consists of a multi-purpose building with restrooms, snack bar and meeting area. Also located here is an outdoor ice skating rink with lights, two lighted tennis courts and a lighted multi-use athletic field. Ice skates and snowshoes are also available for public use.

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Little Black Lake

Located at the end of South Perley Brook Road this area consists of a public picnic area, fire pit and boat landing.

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Recreation Programs

The most important product of the department is the variety, scope and quality of recreation programs for all ages.

 

 ​Spring

Tennis clinics, little league baseball, indoor soccer league, and a variety of enrichment programs are made available.

 

 ​Summer

The traditional summer program with swimming lessons, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, tennis team and lessons, arts and crafts, social recreation, nature studies, special events and field trips are offered.

 

 ​Fall

We offer youth soccer leagues and clinics, holiday arts and crafts workshops along with one-time special events.

 

 ​Winter

Youth basketball leagues, ice hockey league, public ice-skating, holiday arts and crafts workshops and special events are offered throughout the winter season.

Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department
416 West Main Street
Fort Kent, Maine 04743

Office (207) 834-3730

Jalbert Park Skating Rink (207) 834-5773

Swimming Pool (207) 834-3269

 RV Park Reservations (207) 834-5678

 Email:  jason.nadeau@fortkent.org