2015 Season
June 21 - September 6

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Programs and Events

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Cultural Educational Recreational Programs for Children and Youth

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"More than just a day at the beach"

The unique seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park, ME has flourished as a summer assembly in the Chautauqua tradition for 134 years of history and heritage.

Founded in 1881, the seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park has a history and heritage as a summer assembly in the Chautauqua tradition. Each summer it offers lectures, workshops, family programs, and opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal in a non-denominational, inter-faith setting.

The architecturally important Temple, and the Temple Garden and Pergola can provide you with a time for quiet reflection or meditation. At the end of your stay, you will go home feeling just a bit more content and looking forward to your next Ocean Park visit. Read more about Ocean Park's history and its significant historic buildings.

The importance of all the OPA properties is the wonderful activities that take place there. The program offerings are so diverse. Every day of the week there are activities suited to every interest and age. The highlight of the week is the ecumenical Sunday morning worship at the Temple featuring outstanding preachers and musical offerings.

The seven mile beach on Saco Bay and the surrounding marsh and forest land are national treasures. The historic buildings of Ocean Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and most listings of the nation's finest beaches include the stunning beach, where kids of all ages play, swim, surf, and build castles in the sand. Isn't it time to visit?

When you are planning your next Ocean Park visit, checkout Ocean Park Realty on the web to secure your lodging accommodations for 2015. Or stop by the Realty office at 14 Temple Avenue. Jeff Chute, our agency Realtor is ready to assist you.

The Memorial Library is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Library is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

Library memberships for families are: $15/season, $10/month, and $5/week. Library memberships for OPA members are free. Phone: 934-1853.

New this year—you can search the library catalog from any computer via your web browser by clicking this link. You can also search the library catalog from your mobile devices anytime you have access to your smart mobile devices with an APP downloaded from Apple's App Store (iPad)or iPhone or from the Android Market! When setting up your APP, use the Library Name: MEMORIALOCEANPARK (no spaces).


Updated: July 1, 2015