Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

On the eastern edge of the Portland peninsula lies a nearly 70-acre park, largely defined by a long, wide lawn that slopes down from the street, which is also called Eastern Promenade, toward the water, creating a natural form of stadium seating for looking out on Casco Bay. While some park-goers simply sit and admire the ocean and islands, others use the expanse for Frisbee games, yoga classes and even hill sprints, surely made at least a little easier by the peaceful setting. The park also features tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, a playground and a path along the water that’s popular with walkers and runners and connects to the Back Cove Trail and the Old Port. On the city side, the prom turns into Fort Allen Park, which features a Civil War monument, a gazebo and benches overlooking the water.