Back Cove Neighborhood Association

The Back Cove Neighborhood Association (BCNA) represents and advocates for the residents and businesses of the Back Cove neighborhood of Portland, Maine.

Founded in 2003, we serve as the liaison between Back Cove residents and businesses, and the city government. Our boundaries are (roughly) Forest Avenue across to Washington Avenue, and Canco Road down to the Cove.

We hold regular membership meetings & events focusing on:
  • Local elections
  • Open space/environmental issues
  • Relations with Ocean Avenue Elementary School
  • Traffic and safety
  • Social get-togethers
We respond to the interests and concerns of you, our neighbors. Join us!

Photos by Susan Lavigne and Corey Templeton
Through the years, the BCNA has played a key role in a number of initiatives that make Back Cove a better place for all of us, including:

Want to help out? Have some ideas you'd like to share? Join us and help to build tomorrow's Back Cove!

Photo by Corey Templeton

Spring happenings in the Back Cove!

  •  03/23/2023 09:23 AM

Announcing for 2022-2023, the Officers, Board and Committee Chairs of the Back Cove Neighborhood Association of Portland, Maine.

  •  08/24/2022 01:29 PM

It's easy to join the BCNA--just give us your name, phone and email! (And a donation of $25 would be great, too.) We'll add you to our list, and you'll receive regular emails about what's going on in your neighborhood, along with opportunities to get involved. And follow us on Facebook for more updates!


Donation Amount

We encourage you to support other nearby neighborhood groups and organizations in Portland, Maine:

And visit the Portland Maine City Website for more details on ongoing and upcoming construction projects.