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Town of Freeport
WINSLOW PARK QUESTIONS

Q. How can reservations be made?
A.
By Telephone:
Starting on May 7, reservations can be made by calling (207) 865-4198 or (207) 865-9574. The 9574 number will only be used through May 7th. During peak periods, these lines are extremely busy so please be patient.

In Person / Walk In:
Starting on May 7, reservations can be made in person by visiting the Park�s Gatehouse during the hours noted above.

By Mail:
On or after April 25th but before May 7, reservation forms can be obtained by requesting same from the Park office at (207) 865-9052, if no answer leave a message with your request and leave your name, mailing address and phone number. After May 7, reservations forms can be obtained by calling the Gatehouse at (207) 865-4198. Remember during peak periods, the 4198 number will be extremely busy. Reservation forms must be received 2 business days prior to the first night's stay. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked no earlier than April 25, 2012. Requests with earlier postmarks will not be processed. Mail-in requests with proper postmarks will not be processed until May 7. Mail-in reservation forms should be mailed to Winslow Park, Reservation Desk, c/o Town Hall, 30 Main Street, Freeport, Maine 04032.

Q. Canceling a Reservation?
A. Reservations can be canceled by calling the Gatehouse at (207)865-4198 at least 2 days prior to the first night's stay. When requesting a cancellation, a $15.00 processing fee will be withheld from each reservation refund. There are no refunds for one-night reservations. If the Park is not notified prior to the scheduled stay, a refund will not be issued.

Q. Can I bring my dog to the Park?
A. Yes, campers can bring their pet(s) for a fee of $1.00 each. During the camping season dogs must be on a leash at all times and they are never allowed on the beach, playground or the volleyball court nor in the bathrooms. Pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets.

Q. Are there any special events or activities at the Park?
A. There are a number of special activities that take place at the Park, including:

>The "Camp Seaside" program, sponsored by Freeport Community Education, provides a day camp experience at Winslow Park for over fifty Freeport children ranging in age from 7 to 10 years. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, games, kayaking, weekly barbecues and sports.

>Prior to the campground opening, the Park is host to a Girl Scout Camporee. More than 100 girls and their parents from Freeport and surrounding towns participate in this weekend event. The Scouts experience camping, wilderness cooking, kayaking, astronomy and other worthwhile activities.

>The Park also sponsors Family Fun Day on a Saturday in June. The event features a 5 and 10K race, family games, and free ice cream and hot dogs. Admission to the Park on Family Fun Day is free.

>During July and August, the Park sponsors a Thursday night concert series featuring local bands. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Day use admission is charged, and a playground and picnic area is also nearby for use. Campers and season pass holders attend free.

>The Park also hosts the Lobsterman Triathlon. The 2012 event is scheduled for a Saturday in September.

>2 weeks of free camping are scheduled for Freeport residents. For more information, call 865-4198 during the camping season.

Q. What kind of trails do you have at the Park?
A. A self-guided nature trail borders the Park adjacent to the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay. Benches along the trail afford hikers the opportunity of stopping and enjoying the great views and tranquility of the Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera.

Q. Is the Park opened during the Winter?
A. While the Park is "officially closed" from mid-October through Mid-May, the playground and hiking and jogging trails are available and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also available.

Q. Do the campsites have hookups?
A. No. Water is available throughout the camp ground, but not at every site. Modern showers and bathroom facilities are available. There are no electric or sewer hookups. Generators are permitted during specific hours and a dumping station is available.

For more information, check out The Park’s webpage.