Recreation and Parks Department

Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department
416 West Main Street
Fort Kent, Maine 04743
Office   (207) 834-3730
Jalbert Park Skating Rink   (207) 834-5773
Swimming Pool   (207) 834-3269
 RV Park Reservations   (207) 834-5678


The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will strive to enhance the quality of life for Fort Kent citizens by offering a variety of activities that encourage overall wellness, cultural opportunities, natural resource appreciation and fellowship with neighbors. Our mission is to build upon the natural beauty of our town through the administration, improvement, care and maintenance of parks, facilities and public areas.


Under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks Department are:



Gazebo at Riverside Park



Picnic/Playground Area

Picnic and Playground area at Riverside Park




R V Park

RV Park at Riverside Park


    Reservation of the RV Park call the Fort Kent Police Dept.     (207) 834-5678.




    • Riverside Park:

      Located off East Main Street on the banks of the St. John River. The Park consists of approximately 7.2 acres. This passive recreation park features a boat landing, bike/walking trail, picnic area, 8 RV camping sites, public restrooms, outdoor basketball court, children's playground, soccer field, open space and gazebo.

Outdoor Swimming Pool 

    • Outdoor Swimming Pool:

      Located off Pleasant Street behind the Fort Kent Community High School on the banks of the Fish River. This facility consists of the main pool having a total of 194,400 gallons of water. A small pool is also featured along with a complete bathhouse.

 Jalbert Building

    • Jalbert Park:

      Located off Pleasant Street adjacent to the Fort Kent Elementary School on the banks of the Fish River. This facility consists of a multi-purpose building with restrooms, snack bar and meeting area. Also located here is an outdoor ice skating rink with lights, two lighted tennis courts and a lighted multi-use athletic field. Ice skates and snowshoes are also available for public use.

 Little Black Lake

    • Little Black Lake:

      Located at the end of South Perley Brook Road this area consists of a public picnic area, fire pit and boat landing.


Recreation Programs:

The most important product of the department is the variety, scope and quality of recreation programs for all ages.


    • Summer:

      The traditional summer program with swimming lessons, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, tennis team and lessons, arts and crafts, social recreation, nature studies, special events and field trips are offered.


    • Fall:

      We offer youth soccer leagues and clinics, holiday arts and crafts workshops along with one-time special events.


    • Winter:

      Youth basketball leagues, ice hockey league, public ice-skating, holiday arts and crafts workshops and special events are offered throughout the winter season.


    • Spring:

    Tennis clinics, little league baseball, indoor soccer league, and a variety of enrichment programs 

    are made available.