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Posted on: February 7, 2022

The Castle at Deering Oaks is looking for a qualified Vendor!


The City of Portland is looking for a qualified Vendor to lease and operate the Castle at Deering Oaks Park!

The Castle which was built in 1894 was originally designated as a warming hut for skaters in the winter and included provision of cocoa and snacks. Over the years, food service, concessions and even paddle boat rentals operated out of the Castle.

The opportunity has opened up at the Castle for a new vendor to take over the location and to be creative with the space available. The Castle features a single room operation with a patio. Deering Oaks has many activities that bring people to the park, including the Farmer's Market, Tennis courts, play grounds ,active Ball fields , Shakespeare in the park and plenty of winter activities including skating on the pond. The Castle can be used for a variety of activities, paddle boat rentals, ice skating rentals, concessions for Baseball games, ice cream vendors in the park, coffee vendors for the Farmer's Market, food trucks, cooking classes and tasting rooms.

Please CLICK HERE for more information:

For full RFP details, please call: 207.874.8654 or e-mail Jim Lobley


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