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  • July 1, 2020

    Time Flies...but your thoughts and opinions stay with us!
    The Town of Hampden Recreation Department, and Hampden Recreation Advisory Committee are working to update the 2015 Recreation Plan this summer.
    As a valued member of the community we serve, we'd like to invite you to participate in this survey regarding Recreation Facilities and Services for the Town of Hampden.
    Your anonymous responses (unless you choose to identify yourself for possible future contact) will help evaluate department operations and provide feedback for consideration regarding the future of Recreation in the Town of Hampden.
    This survey is being offered online via Survey Monkey. The 17 question survey will be live July 1-July 31, 2020. Please consider taking about 10 minutes to answer the survey online Now!
    The Recreation Department and Recreation Advisory Committee will be reviewing the survey results in the late summer and will be considering the public feedback as goals and objectives and an action program is formed for the 2020-2025 period. Survey results will be available with the complete 2020 Recreation Plan update anticipated to be available in the late fall of 2020.
    Please visit this link to participate before July 31st!
    Thank you for your time and commitment to supporting the Hampden Recreation Department in its planning for the future!
  • June 25, 2020       
    From: Town of Hampden
    Subject: Playground Closures
    We recognize outdoor play is important for children, especially right now.
    For the safety of our community, the Western Avenue Recreation Playground will remain closed until construction is complete at the Western Recreation Area site. A mid-July reopening of this playground is anticipated and will be for Use At Your Own Risk when it reopens to the public.
    Please watch our Facebook Pages for updates on reopen dates or look for the Caution Tape to be removed. Thank you for your understanding.
  • June 11, 2020-Update from the Hampden Recreation Department

    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, we are monitoring the situation and assessing potential impacts on the Hampden Recreation Department. This situation continues to remain fluid. We encourage all our patrons to regularly review and follow the latest information from the CDC

    The Hampden Recreation Department and Skehan Recreation Center reopened with limited programming and limited hours on June 1, 2020.  All current programming and future programming will continue to be monitored and evaluated based on the latest CDC and state recommendations.   Some programs that are intended for high risk populations or are not social distance approved, due to the nature of the sport, will not be offered during Phase 2.   Please refer to the department website,, or department Facebook pages or for program updates and offerings.

    Under the guidance of the State of Maine Plan to Restart Maine's Economy, new policies and procedures will be in place for patrons of the Skehan Recreation Center. Please review these before arrival at the Skehan Center.

    The required waiver and a new emergency card for entrance into the facility and its programs referenced in these policies can be downloaded and printed to save time at initial check in from the above webpage.  All participants or facility users must have these two forms on file. All waivers will be in effect until August 31, 2020, or are revocable in writing.

    For more information on Maine phased reopen plan please visit:

    We ask you for your assistance with keeping our community safe as the State of Maine reopens for business.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

    Thank you for your ongoing support of our department and programming. We look forward to seeing all of our participants very soon! 

    Shelley Abbott
    Recreation Director

Welcome to Hampden Recreation Department and Lura Hoit Memorial Pool

The Hampden Recreation Department and Lura Hoit Memorial Pool are proud to launch our new activity registration system and website. To get started please Create an Account with all your household information. The data provided - emergency contacts, medical information, etc. - will help us better serve you. This info will also be automatically placed into your registration forms.

When you’re ready to start registering for activities , be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

Contact Info:
Director of Recreation: Shelley Abbott
Office Phone: 207-862-6451
Address:  1 Main Road North (physical) or 106 Western Avenue (mailing)

Contact Info:
Director of Lura Hoit Memorial Pool: Darcey Peakall
Office Phone: 207-862-4305
Address:  146 Western Avenue (physical) or 106 Western Avenue (mailing)