The following encompasses much of what makes Belfast a great place to live in year-round – for young people, older people, families, and everyone in between. Attend one of our many festivals, enjoy our parks, and maybe a movie downtown. Come see some of what makes this place a great place.
ALL PLAY website | The ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center is a family oriented place to bowl, play pool, or to grab a quick lunch! We have a great event room if your planning a birthday party or family reunion.
BELFAST CITY PARK website | Established in 1904: The park is a heavily used, active park of 17.5 acres. Park visitors enjoy a sweeping view of and beach access to Penobscot Bay. The park is open May to November and includes a baseball field, children’s playground, concession stand, covered pavilion, grills, horseshoe pit, lighted basketball and tennis courts, picnic tables, restroom facilities, swimming pool, and walking paths. Belfast City Park is also an established Arboretum with many beautiful trees to see.
THE COLONIAL THEATRE website | FB | Showing the best of Hollywood, independent and foreign movies all year round on our three screens… We are a friendly locally run community theatre. We are easy to find in beautiful downtown Belfast with our brightly painted façade, neon marquee, and our life-size elephant “Hawthorne” trumpeting above High Street from our roof. The Colonial has offered entertainment to Belfast since 1912, opening on the very day the Titanic set sail.
THE DOG PARK | The dog park was added to the Walsh Field Recreation Area (near the intersection of Routes 1 and 52) in 2008 through the efforts of the Friends of Belfast Parks. The dog park has water, benches, a covered shelter and separate areas for large and small dogs and is open year-round from dawn to dusk.
ERIC OVERLOCK MEMORIAL SKATE PARK | The skate park is located on Washington Street, downtown, and is open from April until October. Supervision is provided for the skater’s safety. The skate park includes one of the few half-pipe features in Maine and is one of the largest in the mid-coast area. Open Tuesday – Friday 3-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-7pm.
THE GAME LOFT website | FB | Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Non-Electronic Games and Community Involvement: The Game Loft is an award winning 4-H out of school time program that for the past 17 years has been serving the educational, emotional, and social needs of youth in Waldo County. The Game Loft is a free program open to all youth, 50 weeks a year, between the ages of 6-18 who are in school or are home-schooled. Currently the program serves 200+ regularly attending members in Belfast and at Mt. View Middle School in Thorndike. The Game Loft’s primary program, offered to all participants, provides friends, food, and safety. Highly trained staff mentor youth and create a safe and welcoming atmosphere. A USDA-approved menu of lunch and snacks is provided daily.
HARBOR WALK & RAIL TRAIL | The Belfast Harbor Walk spans between the Belfast Boathouse (at the foot of Commercial Street) to the East End of the Armistice Footbridge. This wide paved path is perfect for walking, cycling, or a nice family outing, and winds through several waterfront parks, “restaurant row” and the Front Street Shipyard. Belfast’s newest place for recreation, the Rail Trail, is nearing completion, and travels along the Passagassawakeag side of High Street to the City Point area.
KIDS UNPLUGGED website | Our facility offers a relaxed environment where families can come and JUST PLAY. We often refer to our playgym as an “extension of your living room.” We have all the equipment you wish you had but can’t fit into your house! Move the mats around, build forts, climb the climbing wall and equipment and jump on the trampoline! There is somethine for every age here… from babies to adults! We focus on the WHOLE family not just one age group.