Public Parks/Areas and Open Areas are town-owned property used for recreation purposes. These include:
For more information about any of these locations, contact the Orono Parks and Recreation Department at (207) 889-6913. Among these parks and spaces, several in particular stand out:
The Municipal Pool found at the intersection of Westwood Drive and Gooodridge Drive is usually open daily during the summer and is staffed by a full crew of lifeguards. Due to the CDC guidelines and restrictions in place to prevent COVID-19 spread, the pool is closed for the summer of 2020.
Nadeau-Savoy Memorial Park at Gould’s Landing on Pushaw Lake provides a place for families to enjoy the beautiful Maine weather and water. A popular relaxation destination for residents of all ages, it includes picnic areas and parking as well as water access. It is dedicated to the memory of two Orono residents who lost their lives fighting in Vietnam. A parking permit is required to park here. Please click here to request your free parking permit.
Marden Park, located on Park Street, is regularly used for youth baseball games. The historic field is consistent with Little League Regulations, having been used in that capacity for decades. the field is complete with seating, a batting cage, and a concession stand.
Brownie’s Park, this park is right on the Stillwater. Accessible by a parking lot off of Bennoch Road. At the park, you can visit the Sally C. Jacobs memorial, launch your kayak or paddleboard in the river or just sit and relax near the water. A popular walking path runs through Brownie’s Park so it serves as a great access point for that trail as well. Sally C. Jacobs was a conservationist who was a founding member of the Orono Land Trust.
Sklar Park, the entrance is at the end of Gilbert Street and at the end of Mainewood Avenue. This entrance brings you to a network of maintained trails. The 40-acre park was a gift from the David Sklar Family to the Town of Orono. This trail connects all the way to the Town Trails by Orono High School.
Union Street Launch, although we have quite a few properties on the water Union Street is the only one where you can launch a boat on the Penobscot River. The launch here is not big enough for large motorized boats but is great for smaller vessels. Union Street is off of Margin Street which you can access from Island Ave.
Webster Park, one of our most popular parks in Orono. This park is over 4 acres with lots of places to sit and enjoy the view of the water. There is a parking lot on North Main Avenue for anyone to come and visit this park.
Additionally, there are numerous forest trails throughout town; A network of trails used in athletic competitions exists behind Orono High School, for example, and is open for public use.