Brian Cushing, Chairman

121 Whitney Road

Bridgton, Maine 04009







· Park hours are 6AM until 10PM.

· Bicycles are not allowed in the park but can be left at the entryways.

· Dogs are allowed only on the designated trail and must be leashed.

· Dog owners are responsible for all waste removal.

· Smoking and camp fires are not allowed in the park because of fire hazard.

· Camping is not allowed.

· Hunting is prohibited by local ordinance.

· Visitors are asked to help remove any litter they may find. There is a carry-in carry out policy.

· Please stay on marked trails.

· Please do not disturb plants or wildlife.

· Please do not feed the wildlife.

· Please avoid cell phones and music.


Kenneth J. Murphy

72 North Road

Bridgton, ME  04009


Selectman Robert P. Murphy, Liason

25 Side City Road

Bridgton, Maine 04009


3 Chase St Suite 1
Bridgton, Maine 04009

The Park

Pondicherry Park is 66 acres of quiet woodlands and 3,200 feet of stream in the heart of downtown Bridgton. 

From the time the Lakes Environmental             Association proposed the park in 2006 until it was accepted by the Town in 2012, hundreds of donors and project partner Loon Echo Land Trust joined forces to buy land and build the trails, foot paths and two remarkable bridges. Visit the park through five entryways:

· The Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge off Depot Street behind the Magic Lantern

· The Ham Foundation Bridge near the   Stevens Brook Elementary School

· Willett Road at Willett Brook

· South High Street across from the               Congregational Church

· South High Street across from Bridgton      Hospital.

· The Maine Lake Science Center off Willett Road contains a separate trail system linked to Pondicherry Park (see map).



Leigh M. Hayes, LEA Rep.

14 Pleasant Street

Bridgton, Maine 04009



Richard L. Bennett, Town Alternate

59 South High Street

Bridgton, Maine 04009

647-9914 / 256-2097

Mary Jewett, Alternate

110 Pond Road

Bridgton, Maine 04009



Jon Evans, Alternate

31 Evans Road

Bridgton, Maine 04009

The Bridges

The Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge, designed by Andy Buck and constructed by a team of local craftspeople, serves as the main entrance to the park from the public parking lot on Depot Street (behind the Magic Lantern).  This remarkable 60-foot structure is an adaptation of the traditional covered bridge with features that highlight the local talents that the late Bob Dunning, a Bridgton      preservation craftsman, exemplified.

The Kendal and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Bridge is located behind the Stevens Brook Elementary School  This bridge, constructed by Great Northern Docks, allows students quick access to the park to learn about the   natural world. The Carol & David Hancock Charitable Trust outdoor amphitheater is located just beyond the bridge.


Allen J. Erler, Loon Echo Rep.

109 Raspberry Lane

Bridgton, Maine 04009


Daniel Edwards

83 Portland Road

Bridgton, Maine 04009