Parks & Playgrounds

Brewer Auditorium Complex: The Brewer Auditorium Complex is the focal point of community activity as it consists of the community center, Doyle Field, Community Playground, and Municipal Swimming Pool. Doyle Field is a 4 acre facility that provides a lighted football field and softball field. Stadium seating accommodates 1,500 for athletic events and the site is also used extensively for sliding, skating and cross country skiing during the winter months and for special events and day camp activities during the warm weather months. The Community Playground, installed in June of 2001 and located adjacent to the Brewer Auditorium, is handicap accessible and can accommodate up to 100 youngsters at a time. The Brewer Municipal Swimming Pool is one of the largest outdoor pools in Eastern Maine and is open for 10 weeks during the summer season. The pool is located between State and Wilson Streets and is completely handicap accessible.

Penobscot Landing and Children’s Garden: Located on the water front behind Dead River Oil, this ½ acre park features themed plantings, walking paths, a waterfall and an area for events such as weddings or performances. The Children’s Garden will become much more visible to the public when the much anticipated waterfront trail is constructed and runs adjacent to the site.

Boat Launch:  Located on North Main Street, this site serves as access to the Penobscot River. Picnic tables and benches are also on site.

Caldwell Ice Rink: Lighted outdoor ice rink located adjacent to Penobscot Ice Arena at the end of Acme Road.

Capri Street School:  This facility has a full size soccer field in addition to play structures.

Eastern Park:  Located on South Main Street, this 1.5 acre park has two playground sites, picnic tables, benches, and a scenic view of the Penobscot River.

Fisherman’s Park/Scenic Turnouts:  Located along South Main Street overlooking the Penobscot River, these areas provide picnic tables, benches, and beautiful views of the river.

Fling Street Park:  This quarter acre park is located on Fling Street and has been recently renovated to include new manufactured playground equipment.

Indian Trail Park:  This 4 acre park located in North Brewer, provides picnic tables, benches, scenic views of the Penobscot River and a sliding hill. A walking trail that overlooks the Penobscot runs along the park and beyond, providing excellent views and a pleasant walking experience.

Maple Street Park:  This 6 acre park, once the site of a junkyard, has been transformed into a beautiful neighborhood park. Located adjacent to Maple Street, in South Brewer, the complex features a 1/3 mile paved walking path, baseball field, soccer field, picnic tables and benches. 

School Street Park:  This small pocket park, located off South Main Street next to the library, contains playground equipment for tots along with a picnic table and shade trees.

Sherwood Forest Park: Located off Friar Tuck Lane, this 10 acre wooded park has a newly constructed loop trail for walking.

Sunset Park:  This 2 acre park, located on Parkway South, contains two completely fenced in basketball courts and a park area where the Brewer Hometown Band performs one of its many summer concerts.

Tennis Courts: Located at Brewer High School, four outdoor lighted tennis courts.

Veteran’s Park:  Completed in 1998, this park is located next to the Penobscot Bridge and provides excellent vistas of the river. It has a sheltered picnic table and benches.

Dougherty Recreational Complex: The former Washington Street School complex has been renamed and is currently in the process of being renovated into a multi use recreational facility that will feature two improved little league fields, multipurpose athletic field, 1/3 mile paved walking path, new playground, paved parking lot, and other amenities. The scheduled date for completion is late fall of 2014. Funding for this project has been made possible by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, City of Brewer, and a matching grant from the Land & Water Conservation Fund.