Public Parks/Areas and Open Spaces 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) 889-6914. Among these parks and spaces, several in particular stand out:
The Municipal Pool found at the intersection of Westwood Drive and Gooodridge Drive is open daily during the summer and is staffed by a full crew of lifeguards. Various swim times are scheduled for a particular purpose; more information can be found here. Swimming lessons are offered, but prior registration is necessary. The pool is available for rental, but only after the conclusion of its regular hours of operation.
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.
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.
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.