PARKS

Bug Light Park

Managed by the City of South Portland

 
 

Bug Light Park, the eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway, offers expansive views of Portland Harbor and the skyline of Maine’s largest city. The nearly 9 acre park was the site of major shipbuilding activity during WWII. An estimated 30,000 people were employed here from 1941-1945 building liberty ships for the New England Shipbuilding Corp. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp.

Although far less bustling today, Bug Light Park is a popular destination for picnicking and boating. A busy boat launching area (seasonal fees required) and a liberty ship memorial are at opposite ends of the park. In between is a paved walkway along the shore and out to Bug Light itself.

 
Bug Light Park has stunning views of Portland and South Portland

Bug Light Park has stunning views of Portland and South Portland

Every year, hundreds of people run in the Bug Light 5k along Spring Point Shoreway

Every year, hundreds of people run in the Bug Light 5k along Spring Point Shoreway