LINCOLNVILLE — The Satellite of West Bay Rotary is working in collaboration with the town of Lincolnville to bring back into public use and enjoyment Penobscot Park, located on the shore of the bay accessed from Route 1 north in Lincolnville.

The Park includes a parking area with a bath house, and a sweeping meadow downhill to the shore of Penobscot Bay and attractive picnic and shelter area. Originally part of the Point Lookout facility of Maryland Bank National Association, the park was given to Coastal Mountains Land Trust and then the town of Lincolnville. The Park has been neglected over the last 15 years, with brush growth and tree limbs encroaching on the entrance, parking area and bath house.

The Rotarians in the Satellite began in September to clear brush, vines and tree limbs to make the entrance and parking area more visible and accessible. Work will continue in October, to remove substantial juniper overgrown bushes and further enlarge the parking area.
According to Satellite chair Peter Lindquist of Camden, “Town Manager David Kinney has been extremely encouraging, and the selectboard supports this volunteer effort. Our membership is committed to helping make the park a useful, accessible part of the park offerings in Lincolnville.”

The Satellite of West Bay Rotary meets monthly on the second and fourth Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Flatbread Pizza in Rockport or on Zoom. FMI visit westbayrotaryofmaine.org and Rotary.org.