One of the many unfortunate things of this pandemic has been the closing of public parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields all over Maine. Last March, the City of Auburn closed Lake Grove Park on Lake Auburn. Today, the Auburn Rec Department gave us all the green light-the park is OPEN! 

From the Auburn Rec Facebook page:

Some awesome news: Lake Grove Park (also referred to as the Municipal Beach and/or "the Outlet") is officially OPEN to the public!! Residents are invited to use the playground, enjoy the picnic areas and do some fishing. Please follow CDC-recommended protocols (physical distancing, etc.). 


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For you boaters, the North Road River Boat Launch will open sometime in the middle of May
The park has been a fun spot for people in the L/A area since the 1880s. In fact, it used to have a roller rink and amusement park! Lake Grove shut down in 1928. The City runs the area now as a park. It's a great spot for a picnic or to hang out on the beach.  And if you want to do some fishing, Lake Auburn is a greater place to catch some trout, bass, or pickerel.





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