Crescent Beach State Park
|Crescent Beach State Park|
|Maine State Park|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m) |
|Area||187 acres (76 ha) |
|Management||Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
|Website: Crescent Beach State Park|
Crescent Beach State Park is a state park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States. The park features a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach for swimming and sunbathing, fishing, sea kayaking, and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing.
In the news
In 2012, the Maine State Employees Association (MSEA) protested against the possible privatization of the state park by Governor Paul LePage's administration. The 50-year lease with Sprague Corp., which owns 100 of the park's 187 acres, was set to expire in 2013, and negotiations were called off. The MSEA said that if Crescent Beach State Park was largely privatized, it would endanger the entire public park system. After a five-year lease was signed in 2013, the state began looking for ways to purchase the entire property.
- "Crescent Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Graff, Will (August 9, 2012). "Keep Maine’s Crescent Beach public, union urges LePage". The Forecaster (Bangor, Maine: Bangor Daily News). Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- "Crescent Beach State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- Graff, Will (March 8, 2013). "Lease signed, state now eyes buying Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth". The Forecaster (Falmouth, Maine). Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- Crescent Beach State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry