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    A postcard from around 1905 showing the falls in Clifford Park. Anyone ever heard it referred to as Westbrook Cascade, as labeled below?

    A postcard from around 1905 showing the falls in Clifford Park. Anyone ever heard it referred to as "Westbrook Cascade," as labeled below? ... See MoreSee Less

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    old man Thompson's waterfall is what it was called when I was growing up in the late 60's early 70's and 80's.

    I'm almost old man Thompson, still working on it.

    my that so nice

    Beautiful

    This morning at Clifford Park, Elizabeth Helminska, a student at Sallam Circus School, sets up to practice aerial acrobatics. Stop by to watch the magic!

    This morning at Clifford Park, Elizabeth Helminska, a student at Sallam Circus School, sets up to practice aerial acrobatics. Stop by to watch the magic! ... See MoreSee Less

    Even with drought conditions, the Clifford Park perennial garden is thriving!

    Even with drought conditions, the Clifford Park perennial garden is thriving! ... See MoreSee Less

    We need your help! Many of you saw our post earlier about the paint dumped in the water. More vandalism was discovered today. Some of the storywalk boards were shot at, and some of the trail marker signs are being ripped off the trees. Police reports will be filed for the vandalism, and if anyone has any information of who may be involved, please reach out to us or report to PD. https://www.biddefordmaine.org/FormCenter/Police-Department-7/CRIME-TIP-FOR-THE-BIDDEFORD-POLICE-DEPAR-40

If you see something, say something. Thanks for helping us keep our park safe and clean! 

And a big shout out to all of our volunteers who have helped clean up downed trees, spilled paint, and replace the storywalk boards. We couldnt do it without you!

    We need your help! Many of you saw our post earlier about the paint dumped in the water. More vandalism was discovered today. Some of the storywalk boards were shot at, and some of the trail marker signs are being ripped off the trees. Police reports will be filed for the vandalism, and if anyone has any information of who may be involved, please reach out to us or report to PD. www.biddefordmaine.org/FormCenter/Police-Department-7/CRIME-TIP-FOR-THE-BIDDEFORD-POLICE-DEPAR-40

    If you see something, say something. Thanks for helping us keep our park safe and clean!

    And a big shout out to all of our volunteers who have helped clean up downed trees, spilled paint, and replace the storywalk boards. We couldn't do it without you!
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    Wow, we thought we heard gun shots the other night but we weren't sure. Guess we did. :/

    Please let us know if Apex youth can help with clean up!

    Just awful

    Found this in the park as well today!

    Ugh, people suck!

    Disgusting 🙄

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    2 weeks ago

    Andrea Hafner-Mishkin

    Hey! I was at the park with my 1yo daughter the other day and was wondering if there's any way a fence could be put up around the playground area. The low wooden railing or whatever you want to call it between the playground and the busy street doesn't seem like a very effective barrier...yes, I know we parents need to watch our kids but it would be nice to have the area fully fenced in so we don't have to be quite so stressed out following the younger ones around as they play and explore! I also know that one of the local child care centers often brings groups of preschoolers to the park and I am sure it would make life a little easier for their teachers as well. ... See MoreSee Less

    1 month ago

    Rebecca Cote
    Apex Youth Connection kids form the Trek2Connect program adopted a section of the park that was tagged with graffiti. We spent some time last week removing some and cleaning up illegal fire pits. Our kids use this park frequently and Im super proud of them to step up to the plate and care for Biddefords back yard!

    Apex Youth Connection kids form the Trek2Connect program adopted a section of the park that was tagged with graffiti. We spent some time last week removing some and cleaning up illegal fire pits. Our kids use this park frequently and I'm super proud of them to step up to the plate and care for Biddeford's back yard! ... See MoreSee Less

    6 months ago

    Martin Grohman
    Seen in Clifford Park today!

    Seen in Clifford Park today! ... See MoreSee Less

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    This patch had 5, not sure I got them all in my pic.

    I found two on my ride last Sunday!

    7 months ago

    Rachel Rioux
    I found these on the trail today, left at Pool St entrance.

    I found these on the trail today, left at Pool St entrance. ... See MoreSee Less

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    The trail can be accessed from Pool Street (ME-208/9) in Biddeford across from the intersection with Parent Avenue. Follow Pool Street approximately one quarter mile from Hill Street towards the ocean, and look for Clifford Park on the right. There are tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a basketball court, swings and a playground.

    Description

    Clifford Park in Biddeford is a spider web of very twisty, rocky and rooty singletrack for mountain bikers or hikers. For bikers, this group of trails will challenge your technical skills. The trails are marked, but not universally well marked. Starting from the trailhead by the tennis courts, continue along the wide path approximately 250 yards to a sweeping left marked by black blazes to the first trail intersection and the entire network. Generally speaking, the outer loop is more level and wide and well suited for casual walking and riding, while the internal network is more challenging. A scenic waterfall is located just outside the park grounds along the east side near Parkside Drive (just off the red trail). The Community Bicycle Center is located at 44 Granite Street along the west side.

    Other Information

    Park hours are dawn to dusk.

    PDF Map:  CP_Trails

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    A postcard from around 1905 showing the falls in Clifford Park. Anyone ever heard it referred to as "Westbrook Cascade," as labeled below?
    This morning at Clifford Park, Elizabeth Helminska, a student at Sallam Circus School, sets up to practice aerial acrobatics. Stop by to watch the magic!
    Silver lining to cleaning up paint in West Brook that runs along the red trail-I found this guy. It’s a fresh  water mussel or clam. This is why paint in the stream is so harmful! This might be a Brook Floater, one of the rarest species in Maine! LET'S SHARE THIS POSITIVE POST <3
https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fish-wildlife/wildlife/species-information/invertebrates/freshwater-mussels.html
    HEY FRIENDS, there has been some unwelcome and harmful activity in the park. This paint was dumped off the red trail near the falls, and one of the story walk signs was smashed in the last couple days. Please report any suspicious activity in the park to the police department! Please share this post, and thanks in advance for helping!
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    There is a new story walk up at Clifford park! I Am Birch by Scott Kelley. Thanks to McArthur Public Library for supporting Storywalk with this new story. Bring the kiddos to the park soon to enjoy I Am Birch!

    There is a new story walk up at Clifford park! I Am Birch by Scott Kelley. Thanks to McArthur Public Library for supporting Storywalk with this new story. Bring the kiddos to the park soon to enjoy I Am Birch! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Heather Lynn

    I visited the park yesterday with my adult granddaughter and her 2 young toddlers. They were totally focused and so enjoyed each stop to hear from the different species. Then they would run for the next stop and I at 77 yrs was always trying to keep up. Just want to say thank you to McArthur Library. A great outdoor park for all ages.

    I miss my days as a kid years ago running thru these woods!

    AMAZING CLEAN-UP EFFORT with the Heart of Biddefords Biddeford Adopt-A-Park, Friends of Clifford Park, and the Recreation Commission in Clifford Park this past weekend! The ATV was instrumental in allowing volunteers to haul out this small mountain of discarded items-Heart of Biddefords grant-winning provided the funds for the ATV. The good folks here provided the (socially distanced) elbow grease. Thank you to all who keep Clifford Park clean and safe! Joe McKenney Paul Glynn Chris Quint Donna Gadbois Tippett Diane Tremblay Catherine Mayo Glynn  Please tag yourself if you helped this past weekend, but didnt make it on this list. :-)

    AMAZING CLEAN-UP EFFORT with the Heart of Biddeford's Biddeford Adopt-A-Park, Friends of Clifford Park, and the Recreation Commission in Clifford Park this past weekend! The ATV was instrumental in allowing volunteers to haul out this small mountain of discarded items-Heart of Biddeford's grant-winning provided the funds for the ATV. The good folks here provided the (socially distanced) elbow grease. Thank you to all who keep Clifford Park clean and safe! Joe McKenney Paul Glynn Chris Quint Donna Gadbois Tippett Diane Tremblay Catherine Mayo Glynn Please tag yourself if you helped this past weekend, but didn't make it on this list. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Great work everyone- thanks for cleaning up such a wonderful treasure in our backyard!!

    Thank you Tira Denny for also being part of this massive cleanup !

    Bravo, excellent community service. I miss Clifford Park, my old stomping ground while growing up on George Street.

    Nice job! Thank you!! I want to help Diane Tremblay- call me next time..

    Thank you to everyone,it use to be a nice place to bring kids. I brought my boys all the time when they where little 💕💕

    Thank you! I ‘m sorry that I missed it this year.

    Great job! Thanks for your hard work.

    Great work - THANK YOU all!!

    Awesome. Thank you 👍

    Looks amazing to me — wow!

    Thank you!!!

    Wow...that much garbage? Too bad! At least it's cleaned up now.

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    Enjoy these spring days, safely in the park!youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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    ANNOUNCEMENT

Until further noticed, all off leash areas (with exception of the Dog Park at Rotary Park) have been suspended in Biddeford. Dogs must remain on leash at all times.

    ANNOUNCEMENT

    Until further noticed, all off leash areas (with exception of the Dog Park at Rotary Park) have been suspended in Biddeford. Dogs must remain on leash at all times.
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    What did you do? I can't believe you bit someone..😂

    Diane Tremblay 😬

    ADVISORY!
We know tomorrow is supposed to be a very nice day, but we are asking you refrain from riding in the park this weekend due to the very wet conditions. Thank you for helping to maintain our trails!

    ADVISORY!
    We know tomorrow is supposed to be a very nice day, but we are asking you refrain from riding in the park this weekend due to the very wet conditions. Thank you for helping to maintain our trails!
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    Smith preserve does this also. It is to protect the trails. It is temporary.

    You hopefully mean all users correct?

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    The Mount Agamenticus Conservation RegionLooking for some rainy day coloring pages? 🌧 The Maine edition of "My First Guide to Vernal Pools" celebrates our seasonal species and is available for downloading and printing at the "Of Pools and People" website, here: www.vernalpools.me/vernal-pools-coloring-book/ ... See MoreSee Less

    Please remember social distancing protocols as you enjoy the park! Stay safe everyone!

    Please remember social distancing protocols as you enjoy the park! Stay safe everyone!Social distancing poster you will find in your parks, trail kiosk, public beach areas and fields as a reminder to help protect ourselves and those around us. ... See MoreSee Less

    TRAIL ADVISORY
Due to wet conditions, we ask that you refrain from mountain biking on the trails until Thursday the 16th. We appreciate your help in helping to maintain our trails!

    TRAIL ADVISORY
    Due to wet conditions, we ask that you refrain from mountain biking on the trails until Thursday the 16th. We appreciate your help in helping to maintain our trails!
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    I’m advocating to keep the trails closed for a little while longer. The conditions of the trails are still very wet and rutted from trail use.

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    8 months ago

    Martin Grohman
    Trails are in good shape.

    Trails are in good shape. ... See MoreSee Less

    9 months ago

    Rick Gagne

    Who ever is in charge of this organization, HOB or FOC, should take note at all the amazing things happening in southern Maine and winter fatbiking. Would love to see some time spent in this park to make it a destination spot for outdoor enthusiasts. ... See MoreSee Less

    9 months ago

    Rick Gagne
    How is this even possible??????   Volunteers in the area are grooming epic trails? Clifford park is a joke compared to those of a volunteer basis!  And you’re paid by the government

    How is this even possible?????? Volunteers in the area are grooming epic trails? Clifford park is a joke compared to those of a volunteer basis! And you’re paid by the government ... See MoreSee Less

    11 months ago

    Rick Gagne

    Is it possible to get the trails groomed ? ... See MoreSee Less

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    im sure the hobo's going to and from there huts will have it all packed down soon?

    Yes they should be groomed soon!

    1 years ago

    Aaron Linscott

    Someone has a camp fire up in the wood smoke is thick ... See MoreSee Less

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    Fire department is over there now

    Thank you for letting us know

    Most be a good size fire up there

    They driving tanker trucks up the trails now

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    1 years ago

    Martin Grohman

    Trails are in tip top shape! ... See MoreSee Less

    2 years ago

    Carrie Linscott

    It's really sad and pathetic to see people go up in the walking trails walking 2 dogs and they only come out with one because they tied the poor animal to a tree and left them there..from now on I'm taking photos and writing down license plates and calling the police!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Now there is a dog running loss in the park a yellow lab

    2 years ago

    Rick Gagne

    Use caution on these trails! Someone is putting rocks and branches on trails that have been in use since I was 15. Please ride easy and be safe in the park. Someone got hurt pretty bad yesterday because of this. ... See MoreSee Less

    2 years ago

    Joe McKenney

    Biddeford RecreationThank you to the Maine Conservation Corp for their work in Clifford park this week. Funding for this project provided by the Sewell Foundation with support from City of Biddeford, Heart of Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Friends of Clifford park. ... See MoreSee Less

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    So happy to see this happen! I remember you talking to me about this! Hope you and your family are doing well!

    2 years ago

    Rick Gagne

    From someone who’s broken their leg on ramps may I make a suggestion ... See MoreSee Less

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