Rededication of Saxl Park in Bangor 

Catherine Pegram

A park in Bangor is celebrating a quarter-century as a place to play and bring better understanding to mental health issues. Saxl Park is on the grounds of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center. It’s named after Joe Saxl who was the Superintendent of the center when it was the Bangor Mental Health Institute. Saxl believed in bringing the community and the hospital together to help destigmatize the issue of mental health. Tomorrow the park will be rededicated in honor of Saxl. The celebration starts at 11 o’clock, near the John Bapst playing fields. Everyone is welcome.