October 14, 2022

Dundee Park reports increase in visitors for 2022 season

By Ed Pierce

During the Windham Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, council members received an update about how the Dundee Park recreation area fared over the summer months and it's welcome news.

Swimmers and visitors hit the beach at Dundee Park in
Windham on a warm and sunny day in June in this aerial
photograph. PHOTO BY KEITH MANK 
In a report compiled by Linda Brooks, Windham’s Parks and Recreation Director, she said that Dundee Park was fully open for 85 days over the summer and only partially open for four days during that time and was closed for two because of stormy weather.

Brooks reported that a total of 16,320 visitors spent time at the park this summer with $8,131 in admissions income in May and June, $38,262 admissions income in July, and $17,555 generated income in August. In September, Dundee Park generated $460 in admissions income and $9,223 in snack shack and rental income.

She said season park passes were sold as single-car households or double-car households this year and that since Windham residents could receive a second pass for a double-car household for free and non-residents for half-price this year, some 285 season passes were purchased by members of the public.

According to Brooks, over the summer, some 58 public group including recreation departments or community organizations made reservations for park use and another 52 private groups or families reserved the group areas at the park, bringing in $6,724 in group admissions.

She said that in 2022 for the first time, a Snack Shack was provided for visitors to Dundee Park with snacks and drinks priced at $1 or less. Brooks reported this proved to be popular among visitors, bringing in another $6,174 in snack sales.

The park also hosted a popular summer concert series during July and August for the sixth time in 2022, bringing in additional visitors to the park.

Dundee Park is Windham's only public beach and waterfront park available to the public and is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. <

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