Before and after-school programs are offered at nine elementary schools. This is an extension of the school day with activities including indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts activities and partnerships with local organizations such as the Maine Audubon and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Riverton and Reiche pools, and outdoor Kiwanis Pool offer swim lessons for children and adults, adult aerobics, open swim, and rental opportunities. The Riverton and Reiche pools are also home to the Portland middle and high school swim teams as well as the Portland Porpoise Swim Club.
Athletic facilities has over 50 playing fields, including 2 artificial surfaces at Fitzpatrick and Memorial Stadiums and a new Futsal Court at Fox Field. Lighted softball and baseball fields are used by local leagues. Tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts are also available for public use.
Recreation offers opportunities for healthy lifestyles. Walk along the trails throughout the city, play tennis at Deering High School, Eastern Prom and Deering Oaks. Take time to enjoy Payson Park, Deering Oaks, Baxter Boulevard, Eastern Prom and Western Prom and all of our neighborhood parks, and playgrounds. Stroll along Eastern Prom and grab breath-taking views of Casco Bay.