Parks & Recreation
46 Main St. • PO Box 808 • Dixfield, Maine • 04224 • Phone: 207-562-8151 Fax: 207-562-4311
The current board members are:
|Silver Varnum||Appointed to 2020|
The Village Green, located at 55 Main Street, was at one time property that was built and owned by Charlie Towle. The town purchased the land and buildings from Robert and Colette LeTarte on August 5, 1997, razed the buildings in September and built the G. Dana Holt Gazebo in 1999. The .39 acre plot of land is for everyone’s use. Several concerts, weddings, family gatherings and town-sponsored events have taken place since its inception. The “Wall of Honor” graces the barn door of the Dixfield Historical Society and recognizes various citizens for contributions made to the Village Green and other endeavors. Download Village Green Regulations and Use Application.
McGouldrick Park is located at 38 Dix Avenue and was originally the old Fairbanks Mill property. It was purchased by the town from Timberlands, Inc. on December 21, 1973, funded by a grant of $10,250 from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation; $10,250 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund; $5,125 from the ME Department of Parks and Recreation; $5,125 from the Ione Harlow Dixfield Community Fund. It consists of 14 acres of land on which there is a hockey/skating rink, jogging trails, Webb River access and a playground.
Marble Park • Coburn Avenue
Marble Memorial Park, located at 46 Coburn Avenue, was donated to the Town of Dixfield by deed dated August 11, 1980 from Mary E. Green in memory of John C. Marble, Jr. This park consists of 1.59 acres of land and is locally called the “Little League Field”. It is used for baseball and softball games by neighborhood children and students of RSU No. 56.
Bullrock, the Dixfield Moose, is named in memory of a moose of local legend. According to this legend, a wandering moose journeyed from the back side of Dixfield’s Sugarloaf Mountain. As he approached the rock formation now known as Bull Rock, he became so entranced with the beauty of the valley below that he lost his footing and plunged over the edge.
Today Bullrock’s spirit can be seen in the majesty of our forests and in the steadfastness of our people. He not only symbolizes Dixfield’s colorful past, but represents a strong and steady future for us all.
Harlow Park, located at 141 Weld Street, was donated to the Town of Dixfield by John S. & Agnes Harlow on March 1, 1920 at the Annual Town Meeting. The conveyance was made with the following conditions: That the land shall be forever used for the following purposes only–baseball and other games, play grounds or a public park and if the same is used for any other purpose the title to said land shall revert back to the said John S. Harlow his heirs and assigns. Harlow Park consists of 5.22 acres of land and is abiding by the wishes of Mr. Harlow. Football, baseball, soccer, field hockey and other sports are played there. Although used mainly by RSU No. 56 students, it remains open to the public.