Parks & Recreation 2019 annual report

2019 was another amazing year for the Recreation Department. The Community Center for All Seasons was again home to many successful events, children’s programs, summer camps, rentals and adult programs.

The Center for All Seasons hosted events such as the Father-Daughter Dance, an Easter egg hunt, the Mother-Son End of Summer Bash, a July Fourth ice cream social, the annual Lakeside Artisan Show, Harvest Festival, the Holiday Fair and its gingerbread house contest, and more throughout the year.

Our children’s programs continue to grow with our After-School Enrichment Program and our two summer camp programs: Camp Golden Pond for grades kindergarten-sixth and Camp Loon for teens. And Great Pond Sailing Camp was held at the Community Center for the eighth year in 2019.

The Community Center also offers a variety of weekly programs such as Kennebec Music Together, Toddler Time, Tinkergarten, Tuesday morning coffee and tea, gentle and hatha yoga, basketball and ping pong. In the summer, we also have weekly early morning paddles and lakeside yoga.

In 2019, the Belgrade Village Green was dedicated to the Town. The Belgrade Village Green will be a public park for both citizens and visitors to enjoy, and it will also host community events and programs. The gazebo located in the heart of the park will be available to rent for small private gatherings such as baby showers, birthday parties and wedding ceremonies.

Remember the Community Center for All Seasons and the North Belgrade Community Center are great places to host your next gathering. Whether you need a small space for a baby shower or birthday party or a larger space for a wedding, fundraiser or family reunion, both centers are great local rental venues.

The end of 2019 saw the beginning of much needed repairs and upgrades to the Community Center. The outside of the building is being replaced with a more durable siding, and the lighting on the inside and outside of the building was replaced with LED fixtures. Both efforts are giving the Community Center a welcome facelift for the start of a new decade.

The Recreation Department has a monthly e-newsletter to help keep people up to date on what is happening. To be added to our list, sign-up on our Facebook page at facebook.com/BCCforallseasons or e-mail us at [email protected].

Please contact us if there is something you are interested in having the Rec Department offer.

Respectfully submitted,
Leila Schubert, Recreation Director

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