This unique park along the Presumpscot River provides public access to the Presumpscot River for hand-carry boats, like canoes and kayaks. This project resulted in a new access road, an improved  storm drain and erosion control, and invasive species management along the shoreland zone. 

This project is complete, and the dock system has been installed for the season.

As of 5/19/2023

The parking lot has been rehabilitated with permeable pavers over parking spaces.

Parking at this site is restricted to the parking lot and along Lincoln Street. 

Parking while offloading/loading boats is limited to 15 minutes within the access drive and hammerhead near the boat launch. 

No pedestrian or bus line disruptions are anticipated with the project.

Hand Carry Boat Launch

Hand-carry Boat Launch is located at 58 Lincoln Street (behind the Four-Season Rink + Court). This project is intended to improve access to the Presumpscot River for canoes + kayaks (not motorized or trailered boats). The project will also address:

  • Modernization of the on-site parking lot at this unique park, which includes ADA compliance + drainage.
  • Erosion + sedimentation control from the parking lot + access driveway down to the River.
  • Stabilization of the riverbank to clear invasive species + other dense vegetation.