Caribou Parks & Recreation Department Facilities
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PARKS Most parks are available for group use by reservation. Forms are available at the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department office located at 55 Bennett Drive.
CARIBOU RECREATION CENTER The Recreation Center houses a multipurpose room (with retractable walls to form 1, 2, or 3 rooms), locker rooms with showers, and a game room. The Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center will be open for walking and a variety of activities from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. from October 1 through April 30 (this date can be extended depending on weather conditions). A study room, cd player, television, and various games are available for use. The building is supervised at all times.
WALKING TRACK Area adults are welcome to walk at the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center. Walking hours are as follows: May 1-Sept 30 Monday-Friday 6 am-6 pm and Oct 1-April 30 Monday-Friday 6 am-9 pm and Saturday 12-4 pm. Participants are asked to bring a change of shoes, as street shoes will not be allowed on the gym floor.
CARIBOU SKI TRAILS:The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains 10 miles of groomed trails with set track, located by the Caribou Country Club, off Rt. 161. For more information, call (207) 493-4224.
SNOWMOBILE TRAILS The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department and the Caribou Snowmobile Club maintain over 110 miles of groomed snowmobile trails connecting Caribou with Presque Isle, the lakes region, Portage, Allagash, and Canada. Trail reports are available daily at the Caribou Recreation office, by checking this web site, or Thursday through Sunday on local radio stations. Maps available at www.visitaroostook.com.
ATV TRAILS Our ATV trails cover 71.5 miles. Trail maps are available at the Rec. Center. Maps available at www.visitaroostook.com.
NORTH CARIBOU PARK Accessible via Route 1 North (Van Buren Road), this park encompasses 54 acres of fields and woodlands. A softball/baseball field, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and a nature trail make this the perfect spot for a family or group picnic. Call the Rec. Center to make reservations.
COLLINS POND PARK Located on peaceful Collins Pond on the south side of town, this park has a play area, group and family picnic sites and a 1.23 mile walking path.
PAUL SOUCIE SPORTS COMPLEX On the south shore of Collins Pond (via Sincock Street) you’ll find a lighted regulation-sized baseball field and a lighted soccer field, each of which play host to popular youth programs in the summer and fall.
HARDISON PLAYGROUND The next time you’re on South Main Street, turn on to Hardison Avenue and check out this diamond in the rough, popular with local residents. Playground equipment and picnic tables make this a nice lunch stop.
BOAT LAUNCH FACILITY Located on Lower Lyndon Street (across Route 1 from Sleeper’s) and down stream of the dam is a small public boat lunch on the Aroostook River. The section of water below the dam is a designated artificial lures only area, but boasts some of the best, easily accessbile, spring fishing in the region.
WELLNESS CENTER is available for rental. Contact main office to obtain a Facility Use Request Form.
VAN RENTALS are available to Caribou non-profit clubs and service organizations.
SNOWSHOE & SKI RENTALS are available at the Caribou Wellness Center.