Maine Backyard Campout encourages safe outdoor fun amid pandemic

Nearly 30 communities have so far signed up for the July 10-11 weekend event. NORTH YARMOUTH — With many traditional summertime events canceled or altered this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Maine Recreation and Park Association is encouraging families across the state to celebrate the outdoors in a safe and socially distanced way: […]

A letter from Farmington Parks and Recreation Director Matthew Foster

With almost 9,000 views in our second full week of online programming here at the Farmington Recreation Department, I am beginning to feel less like the Director of Parks and Recreation and more like a television network executive. Online programming is uncharted waters for us to say the least, and even though we may not […]

New Rec programs help community, good for staff

“I can see a lot more positives than negatives coming out of this whole COVID-19. I’ve never seen a time when families were brought so close together, peoples’ lives weren’t so busy, were slowed down. Families are playing board games, going on walks. Kids are playing outside, neighbors are saying hi,” Farmington Parks and Recreation […]