Public Works

Updated June 19, 2020:


Fort Foster is now open for regular hours, with the gate open daily from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The park will be open to all valid resident and non-resident season pass holders and online day pass holders. No walk-in or bike-in passes are being sold at this time. Please note that no cash or credit card transactions will occur at the gate at this time. 

  • Fort Foster Season Passes are available online by clicking here. This application is for both residents and non-residents who wish to purchase a season pass. Please be advised that it can take up to 21 days for processing. If you need your season pass sooner, please come into the Customer Service Center in Kittery Town Hall Mon-Thurs 8AM-6PM and apply for a season pass in person. 
  • Fort Foster Day Passes are available online by clicking here. Some mobile devices will be redirected to a desktop mode of the site and must enter “Maine” and “Kittery” to access the pass, not your state and city of residence. You can show proof of purchase to the gatekeeper from your mobile device, though cell service is limited at the Park so visitors are encouraged to print or screenshot their receipt to show the gate attendant.

Parking outside of the gate will remain restricted on Pocahontas Road to provide safe turn-around space for vehicles and to avoid unsafe conditions at the gate.

During this phase:

  • Beaches and playground will be open.
  • The playground will not be disinfected.  Visitors are advised to use at the playground at their own risk.
  • Portable toilets will be available.
  • Pavilions will remain closed.

To prevent unintended contact with other visitors, dogs must be leashed at Fort Foster at all times.

Signage will remind visitors to observe safe social distancing in the parking lots, trails, and open areas. Face masks are recommended for all visitors.



The Resource Recovery Facility (KRRF) has resumed normal hours and activities. Customers will be expected to maintain social distancing while at the windows. 

Effective June 2, 2020:

  • Hours of operation for household trash and recycling: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Hours of operation for resource recovery and hazardous waste: Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • The Freebie Barn will remain closed at this time.

Residents are asked to do their part in following all updated signage and social distancing measures while at the facility.  The threat of COVID-19 is real, and it’s important that residents take precautions to avoid spreading the virus. Please maintain a safe social distance (6 feet) from staff and each other at all times, and remain inside vehicles unless depositing waste in the bins.  

Residents looking to get a facility sticker can now do so in-person at the Town Hall Customer Service Center, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM or contact-free by applying online here.


Mission Statement

To operate and maintain existing public infrastructure; plan and construct capital improvements; and protect public health and safety, water quality, and natural resources to assure the community is provided with safe, sustainable, and financially sound systems.

Providing Sustainable Public Infrastructure; Protection Public Health and Safety; Water Quality and Natural Resources; Promoting Community Values

For information on the Resource Recovery Facility, including details on how to obtain a sticker for the Facility (Transfer Station), please click here.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David Rich Commissioner (207) 439-0333
Michael Morris Foreman (207) 439-0333
Debra Bailey Office Manager (207) 439-0333
Jessa Kellogg Public Works Inspector (207) 475-1321

Crew Chiefs

Robert Hames


(207) 439-0333

Jimmy Nightingale


(207) 439-0333

Tim Ellis

Resource Recovery Facility

(207) 439-1477

James Eldridge

Fort Foster

(207) 439-0333

Derek Barbin

In-Town Parks

(207) 439-0333