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Rich Memorial Beach and Ice Fishing Access Facility

Facility Information

100 Newbegin Way (off of Harmon's Beach Rd.)
Standish, ME 04084

Check out this aerial footage of the new John H. Rich Jr. and Doris L. Rich Memorial Beach!

Explore Rich Memorial Beach
Rich Memorial Beach provides a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Standish to access Sebago Lake. In cooperation with the Portland Water District and The Town of Standish, this municipal facility offers a beautiful sandy beach, swimming, picnic area with outdoor grills, and outhouse facilities.   In the winter, there is ice fishing access and parking available.  Located in a picturesque cove on Sebago Lake, the calm, shallow water makes it an ideal spot for children to play and swim and for neighbors to meet and socialize.

Beach attendants are available to monitor and protect our community asset. Please say hello and introduce yourselves to them.  We are proud of our beach and want to keep it beautiful and safe for all to enjoy! You can do your part by reading and obeying our rules.

We encourage you to let the staff know if you see any problems or have suggestions. Your input is greatly appreciated in our continuing effort to improve and maintain the facility.

Membership Information
Proof of residency is required.
Admission for MEMBERS ONLY and available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Department (left through the front door) in the Standish Municipal Center Monday—Thursday 7:30 am-4:30 pm. Or on this website under "Memberships." Proof of residency required.

Standish Residents: $35.00 per household 
Non-Residents: No access unless visiting with a resident member.

Personal Kayaks & Paddle Boards are permitted. Please ask our attendants for details about access and guidelines.

Boaters: Must be members of the Sebago Boating Club to arrive by water. Boat stickers are available directly through the club:

Ice Fishing Access
The facility is open for ice fishing from ice-in to ice-out. The gates will remain open and the roadway will be plowed. There is no snowmobile or vehicle entrance onto the ice from the beach parking lot. Access to the snowmobile trail leading to the ice is located off of Newbegin Way before entering the parking lot. Outhouses for public use are located at the parking lot. Please note the following rules and regulations below:

Rules and Regulations
-No snowmobiles or motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted on the boardwalk.
-No shoes with spikes are permitted on the boardwalk.
-Please keep area clean. This is a carry-in/carry-out facility. 
-Please be respectful of this facility. It is yours! We hope it will be able to be enjoyed    for years to come! 
-If you see any problems please call the Parks & Recreation Department immediately
 at 642-2875

Hours of Operation
Hosted Season Hours: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Memorial Day Weekend – June 16 (weekends only) and daily from June 17 – Labor Day. Weekends in September
Non-Hosted Ice Fishing Season: Ice-in to Ice-out.
Gate closed nightly, and between non-hosted
and ice fishing season. No overnight parking and violators will be fined.
Closure for poor weather and unsafe water quality.

Directions to Rich Memorial Beach
From Sebago Lake Village at the corner of 114/35, travel North on 114 (Richville Rd) to right onto Harmons Beach Road then right onto Newbegin Way. No parking on roadway.
Respect residents in the neighborhood and please obey the posted speed limit.

Rich Memorial Beach Rules
No Lifeguard on Duty. Swim at Own Risk.
1) Access is by membership for Town of Standish residents and their guests.
2) Littering is prohibited. Trash is carry in, carry out.
3) Absolutely NO DOGS on beach or in water.
4) Children in diapers or swim diapers are NOT permitted in water.
5) Do not feed waterfowl. They are extremely harmful to water quality.
6) Dug holes must be filled when done. No holes over 1 foot deep.
7) No fishing in designated swimming area.
8) No glass bottles/containers.
9) No fires or fireworks allowed.
10) Designated grills are provided.
11) This is a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free facility.
12) Respectful and neighborly conduct is enforced.
13) Children under age 14 are to be supervised by an adult at all times.
14) Absolutely no ATV’s or dirt bikes allowed.
15) The Town of Standish accepts no liability for loss or damage to vehicles or their contents. Parking at the users’ own risk. Parking is restricted to   designated areas.
16) No motor homes, campers or trailers during
non-hosted season.
17) No overnight parking. Violators will be fined.
Enforcement of these rules and others is by Town of Standish. Permits can be revoked for violation of rules.

Beach Closure Information
The water is tested for swim safety 3 times per week. If the beach is closed due to inclement weather or unsafe water quality, you can find closure information at the following locations: or @StandishRecME on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and it will be posted at the beach.

Fee Schedule
Standish Residents: $35.00 per household per year 

Additional Files

Current Activities

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Program Activity Teams Date Time
Adult Paddleboarding Lesson & Excursion Adult Paddleboarding Lesson & Excursion Thursday July 9, 2020 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Adult Paddleboarding Lesson & Excursion Adult Paddleboarding Lesson & Excursion Thursday July 16, 2020 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM