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Saco has incredible beaches including Bayview Beach, Camp Ellis Beach, Kinney Shores, and Ferry Beach State Park. 

The parking passes are for the Camp Ellis lot and the two parking lots at Bayview.

Before and After School Care
Saco Parks and Recreation offers before and after school care options. 

The Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry, Inc. promotes commercial and industrial prosperity as well as the civic, cultural and educational interests of the communities it serves.

Community Outreach and Communications 
The City of Saco's Office of Communications manages several platforms to keep citizens informed about  their local government. You can also find the city newsletter here. 


In 1976, the Dyer Library and York Institute joined together as the Dyer Library Association. Later, the York Institute was renamed as the Saco Museum. In keeping with the idea that the museum and library are a single cultural institution serving the Saco Community, the Dyer Library Association is now referred to as Dyer Library/Saco Museum.

Learn more about Saco's rich historical roots. 

Explore the Maine Beaches Region. 

Explore Saco's many beautiful municipal parks. 

Saco Main Street
Saco Main Street is a Main Street Maine Community that hosts wonderful events and provides support to downtown businesses. The Mission of Saco Main Street is to make Saco a great place to live and work by enhancing the vitality of our downtown.

Saco Schools

Saco has two schools serving grades Pre-K-2: Fairfield and Young. CK Burns School serves grades 3-5 and Saco Middle School serves grades 6-8. Saco’s schools are managed by the Superintendent under the direction of the School Board.


ShuttleBus provides flex-route transit service for Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach with four primary routes of service and free transfers between all four ShuttleBus and Zoom routes.

Thornton Academy

Saco’s students in grades 9-12 attend Thornton Academy. Thornton Academy is an independent town academy with private boarding students from around the world that also acts as Saco’s high school. Thornton Academy also operates a private Middle School. 

Transportation Center - Amtrak Downeaster 
Saco has a beautiful Transportation Center located on Saco Island at 138 Main Street. This station is located along the Amtrak Downeaster route and serves both Saco and Biddeford. 

Reserve a Meeting Space 
The City of Saco has three rooms that can be reserved for meetings. There are two meeting spaces in Saco City Hall: the first floor conference room and the City Hall Auditorium/Council Chambers. There is also a Conference Room at the Transportation Center located at 130 Main Street that is available for use. You will be able to view the availability of these spaces and can reserve the space using the online calendar. 

Local News Outlets 

Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier

Journal Tribune

Portland Press Herald

WCSH-TV, Channel 6

WMTW-TV, Channel 8

WGME-TV, Channel 13