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Founded in 1881, the unique seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park, Maine still flourishes as a summer assembly—in the Chautauqua tradition—with 134 years of history and heritage.

Each summer lectures, workshops, family programs, and opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal are offered in a non-denominational, inter-faith setting.

Central to that tradition are the architecturally important Temple, the Temple Garden, and the Pergola—spaces 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. Learn more about Ocean Park's history and all of the significant historic buildings. Read more > >

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. To learn more about Ocean Park's special offerings click on the Event Calendar icon opposite.

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.


You'll still find some Plein Air Art Festival paintings available for viewing and purchase at Jakeman Hall. The Ocean Park Association, whose programs, activities, properties, and financial support of the Post Office make Ocean Park a special place, shares in the income with each artist. You must purchase them AND pick them up in person in Jakeman Hall.

(L) Summer's Welcome Respite by Frank Costantino

Image: AsteriskClick on this link to view slides of the paintings we are offering for sale.


Image: OP 5K Race LogoThank you Runners and Volunteers for a successful 19th running of the 2015 OP5K. It was a terrific night for the race, the weather held off, and although we didn't break any records, there were many personal bests and some tight category finishes. Download Race Results here. Wishing you all a healthy training year until next July for the 20th OP5K – where we are already planning something special to mark this anniversary event. Thanks again!

Scott Belanger, OP5K Race Director





Summer Season 2015