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  • Lura Hoit Pool COVID-19 Policies
    September 13 until further notice
    Social Distancing Enforced
    Locker rooms open September 13
    Face covering required when not swimming or showering (ages 3 - adult)
  • November 4, 2020-Recreation Department Message to Our Community

    As the Winter I Hampden Recreation season approaches, and the state has entered into Phase 4 of the State of Maine Reopening Plan, indoor group recreation options during our upcoming winter months continue to be difficult to plan under the current Community Sports recommendations. We thank you for your continued 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 evaluate and prepare plans that can be executed when appropriate, to provide safe 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 recreation 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.
    It should come as no surprise that this winter 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.  With the past week’s rise in active COVID-19 cases in our state, our department continue to evaluate future opportunities to offer your program favorites. At this time, our department is not comfortable with beginning a youth basketball season in late November/early December.   We will continue to evaluate future opportunities to offer your program favorites as recommendations change or COVID-19 conditions improve. 
    For the most current program information or wait lists for future programs please refer to the department website at  Limited drop in programs are currently available as well as registration is now open for the Winter I Ski and Snowboard lessons with Hermon Mountain.
    The Skehan Center’s indoor gathering size remains at a maximum of 50 people.  This gathering size will continue to limit our facility to participant onsite only programming, no spectators are currently allowed. Our department will continue to provide program specific directions and safety information as needed in advance each program commencing. Your family’s support, understanding and adherence to the operational procedures for Winter I 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!
    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)