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Welcome to summer! The city pools are open!

From the BDN:
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to open the city’s two municipal pools for the summer season. Both pools will be open seven days a week.

The Beth Pancoe Municipal Aquatic Center in Hayford Park will be open for general swim from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 21. The pool features two water slides, a “zero entry” wade-in area with a variety of water features as well as a lap-swim area.

In addition to afternoon general swim, the Pancoe Aquatic Center is open for adult lap swim from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as family swim time from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lessons are offered mornings Monday through Thursday.

Day use of the Pancoe Aquatic Center is $1 for Bangor resident children, $2 for Bangor resident adults, $2 for nonresident children, and $4 for nonresidents. Season passes are also available for children, adults and families and may be purchased at the parks and recreation office at 647 Main St.

The Dakin Municipal Pool on Pine Street near Broadway Park will open for general swim at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. Dakin Pool is located at the end of Pine Street just off Stillwater Avenue. Dakin Pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. every day. There is no charge to swim at Dakin Pool.

Hours for both facilities may vary in the event of bad weather.

For information on municipal pool programming, call Bangor Parks and Recreation at 992-4490 or stop by the office at 647 Main St.

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The Mad Hatter is a new children’s clothing store located at 63 Union Street. (Just before the bridge, in the former Goodwill location.) They carry lots of brand names, and some homemade fashions as well.

The Mad Hatter 


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The Growing Place has a website! Located on Hammond Street, it’s a great little consignment shop for furniture, clothes, toys, and even maternity wear. They are open M-F, 10-5 and Saturday, 10-4.

The Growing Place


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A new childcare facility is slated to open in January, 2007, on Maine Avenue. The Parkside Children’s Learning Center will offer care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Parkside Children’s Learning Center

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Hayford Park is the city’s largest park when it comes to amenities. Located on 13th Street, it is the location of the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center, Mansfield Stadium, Sawyer (ice) Arena, basketball courts, tennis courts, a volleyball court, and of course, a playground.

Pool fees are minimal — in 2005, $2 a day for resident adults, $1 for resident kids, double that for non-residents 2005 Season Passes to the pool were $20 for an adult, $10 for a kid, and $50 for a family. (Passes must be picked up at the Bangor Parks&Rec building on Main Street.) The pool has two waterslides, a general deep-water swimming area, and a toddler zero-entry area (meaning you just walk in, no stairs, just a gentle grade). They offer swimming lessons and adult lap swim times as well.

Mansfield Stadium hosts all kinds of baseball & softball games, for varying fees. The playground and other courts are free to use. The ice cream truck is a frequent visitor in summer.

Hayford Park is on the west side, on 13th street.

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The Growing Place, on Hammond Street, is a consignment store with lots of baby clothes, baby gear, furniture, maternity clothes, and more for sale at great prices. It’s at the corner of Webster Ave and Hammond.


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