Fort Allen Park Rehabilitation Project

In 2011 Friends of the Eastern Promenade led the comprehensive undertaking of the rehabilitation of Fort Allen Park to restore the landscape, preserve historical monuments, enhance pedestrian circulation and accessibility, and rejuvenate the bandstand. The signature “park within the park” at the south-eastern tip of the Eastern Promenade is now also adorned with interpretive panels to inform visitors about the park's rich history, Casco Bay harbor defense, and general navigation. In partnership with the City of Portland, and with the generous support from local businesses and residents, the rehabilitation project restored many of Fort Allen Park's visual features and design elements that distinguished the park from 1890 to 1930, identified as the park’s period of greatest historical significance. 

Stewards of the Park

The Fort Allen Rehabilitation Project was made possible through the generous support of numerous partners and supporters. Major funding was provided by the City of Portland, the Boulos Family, Martin’s Point Health Care, the Davis Family Foundation, Norway Savings Bank, Edmund Gardner III, Crandall Toothaker, and an Anonymous “Friend.” Friends of the Eastern Promenade extends sincere thanks to the dozens of individuals who contributed to the Fort Allen Rehabilitation Park capital fund, and whose generosity was essential to the project’s success.

Calendar Club Members

                                Friends of the Eastern Promenade Bench                                                         Generously donated by Board Members                                                                      2006 - 2016                                        

Stephanie Albert

Richard Anderson

Andrea Andrus

Ann Archino-Howe

David Body

Katie Brown

George Campbell

Tina Campidelli

Trevor Coyne

Diane Davison

Aynne Doil 

Tica Douglas

Ed Gardner

Dan Haley

Eric Handley

Bill Jabine

Matthew Kennedy

Tom Leonhardt

Cynthia Murray/Believeau

Del Nickerson

Joe Piergrossi, Jr.

Erin Piper

Mary Roy

Shawnee Sax

Cami Smalley 

Nathan Smith

Sharon Sudbay 

Joe Sukaskas

Joyce Wethington-Knight

R. John Wuesthoff

Carolyn Young

Caron Zand

with special thanks to Mary Noyes for creating this Board bench challenge and matching funds raised