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

Business Supporters
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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.

Did you know? It's not too late to purchase one of our Plein Air Art Festival paintings. You'll find them 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 in person in Jakeman Hall. The OPA will accept cash, checks, or credit cards for your purchase.

Click on this link to view a PDF of the paintings we are offering for sale. Allow time for document to load in your browser.


Image: 5K Road 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. 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




Updated: July 31, 2015