In South Portland, we have a distinctive mix of outdoor spaces, including wooded parks with ponds for fishing, great public access to the ocean, and many other day-use open spaces. Boaters have direct access to Portland Harbor with our public launch in Buglight Park or the landing at Thomas Knight Park. Willard Beach is a popular destination all year long, and Wainwright Farms Recreation Complex boasts athletic fields and access to South Portland's Greenbelt walking trail.  Overall, the Parks Division maintains over 350 acres of parks, trails, recreational facilities and coastline. 

The Parks Division also oversees South Portland's Urban Forest by maintaining trees and shrubs growing in the City right of way as well as in public areas.


Please use the links provided to explore the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in South Portland, and feel free to contact us with any concerns.

If you would like an online tour of our parks, please click here for our story map.

To locate all of our city parks or search parks by specific amenity, click here.


Contact Us

Phone: 207-767-7670

Fax: 207-767-6159

Karl CoughlinDirector

Linky ErskinePark Operations Manager, City Arborist

Kristina Ertzner, Conservation Manager - Ext 7811 

Sydney Raftery, Park Ranger - Ext 7803

Office Hours 

Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm