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  • August 13, 2020-Message to Our Community
     
    Planning the traditional fall recreation program has proved challenging this summer. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the state recommendations for “return to play”, receive guidance and updates from other local athletic organizers, and thoughtfully prepare plans that we feel will provide outdoor sport opportunities, social interaction, and participant enjoyment, in a smaller setting that strongly urges safe practices, and social distancing where the program experience allows.
     
    Every community’s vision of operating youth sports programming during a pandemic is different. Guidance from the State of Maine has left individual department’s interpreting these recommendations on how to operate in the best interest of the community and groups that they serve within the constraints of the facilities and amenities that are available to them.
     
    The Hampden Recreation Department continues to monitor and review on an ongoing basis the Community Sports recommendations as well as the Large Gathering recommendations for outdoor events with spectators. As we close in on the scheduled return to school via the hybrid and/or remote learning models in RSU 22, we anticipate publishing the opportunities that will be available to our community online towards the end of August with start dates for a shortened outdoor program season beginning the middle of September.  At this time, indoor program opportunities continue to remain limited.
     
    It should come as no surprise that this fall Recreation season will look different. We are evaluating our potential program offerings based on risk of transmission due to the nature of the sport or activity as well as group size, participant age, support needs, equipment sharing, and influx of foot traffic. This fall we anticipate some new activities, some changes to existing activity formats, and some activities that we will be unable to confidently host this season.  We will continue to evaluate future opportunities to offer your program favorites as recommendations change and have not ruled out a reversal of the recreation seasons for this spring possibly.  
     
    For the most current program information please refer to the department website at www.hampdenrecreation.com. We anticipate further updates of these recommendations as the state enters into Stage 4 of Reopening, and the Hampden Recreation Department will modify the details of our department Reopening Plan” accordingly. Program specific directions and safety information will be made available in advance of the season commencing. Your families support, understanding and adherence to the operational procedures for fall programs is appreciated.
     
    We thank you for your confidence in our decisions as it pertains to providing opportunities to people of all ages in the community. Hampden Recreation respects your decisions for participation and return to play. We look forward to seeing you and your family for some fun very soon!
     
    Sincerely,
    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
E-mail: recreation@hampdenmaine.gov
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
E-mail:
lurahoitpool@hampdenmaine.gov
Address:  146 Western Avenue (physical) or 106 Western Avenue (mailing)