The Oakland Recreation Department began its full time operation on July 1, 1990 after a vote of the townspeople at the spring Town Meeting.
Since that time, the department has been pleased to offer a variety of special events, seasonal activities, sports programs, and senior citizen offerings.
Recreation Director Eric Seekins has headed this department since 1990.
Our greatest treasure to the department (other than the children of course!) is the protection of our 75 acres at Pleasant Point on McGrath Pond dedicated to the recreational enjoyment of our citizens.
Oakland Recreation Department
P.O. Box 187
Oakland, Maine 04963
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (207) 465-7357 Fax: (207) 465-9118
e-mail: Eric Seekins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pleasant Point Park
The centerpiece of our recreational properties, this 1999 acquisition is home to a wide range of opportunities. Take a swim, launch your Kayak and listen to the loons, enjoy a pickup softball game or walk among the mammoth pines. Located at the northern tip of McGrath Pond, Pleasant Point Park is truly a special place!
Snow Pond Swim Area & Boat Launch
Located at the lake’s northern end, this extremely popular and easily accessible site includes a swim area, boat launch, playground and picnic tables and grills. It is also very popular with ice-out fisherman as it is one of the first areas to be free of ice each spring.
Town Farm Property
Another very special spot, this 40 acre parcel features a mixture of hardwoods and softwoods, overgrown fields, a babbling spring brook, and over 1,100 feet of frontage on McGrath Pond. Managed as a town forest, this property was selectively harvested in 1999. A 4,000 foot trail system has been completed which provides non-motorized access throughout the property, including an undisturbed stand of mature hemlock at the water’s edge. Enjoy!