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  • UPDATE - Tuesday, June 30 - Beach Water Quality Announcement - The City of Framingham Public Health Department announced today that Waushakum Beach on Nipmuc Road will be closed to swimmers due to elevated bacteria counts.    Signs have been posted at the beach to alert the public about the closure.  An updated announcement will be made when Waushakum Beach reopens.

    The other two beaches Learneds on Lower Shawmut Terrace and  Saxonville Beach on Lake Road are unaffected and remain open to the public.

     
    The City’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division operates the public beaches and the water at each beach is tested weekly for bacterial quality.  The beach water at Waushakum Beach is currently being retested.
     
    For more information, please contact the Public Health Department at (508) 532-5470 or the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division at (508) 532-5960.

    UPDATE - Friday, June 26 - Beach Water Quality Announcement - 
    - The water at Saxonville Beach is within acceptable limits. 

    UPDATE - Thursday, June 25 - Beach Water Quality Announcement - 
    - Every year, prior to the opening of any of the city's beaches, Parks & Recreation conducts an initial inspection of the beaches for sanitary and safety conditions as required by state regulations.  This process is done weekly during the beach season, and includes testing the beach water for bacteria (E. coli). 
     
    The initial beach water testing this week resulted in an elevated count of E. coli bacteria at Saxonville Beach.  As such, the beach cannot open until the bacteria test passes the required standard.  State regulation also requires the beach operator (in this case the Parks & Recreation Department) to post a sign at the beach to alert the public.
     
    Bacterial load at different points of the pond/lake varies quite a bit.  A high bacterial count in the water collected at the beach does not mean the rest of the water body will have high bacterial counts, and vice versa.  The state regulation only requires public posting and closure at the beach, since only the beach water was tested.


    UPDATE - Wednesday, June 24 - 
    - The following updates have been made to the Framingham Parks & Recreation amenities in the City.  These changes go into effect Monday, June 29:

    - City Basketball Courts, open daily until dusk, lighted courts until 10 p.m. (Skills and drills allowed. No games, scrimmages or tournaments until further notice.)

    - Athletic Fields and Permits, various locations, please call 508-532-5960 for information. (Group size limited to 12 including coaches. No games, scrimmages, or tournaments until further notice.)

    - Parks and Recreation Summer Program registration is now open. 

    - Lifeguards will staff beaches July 1-August 9, 2020, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Register for a free resident beach tag beginning Friday, June 26.

    UPDATE - Wednesday, June 17 - 

    - The following City recreational facilities will be open to the public starting Monday, June 22, 2020:

    PLEASE NOTE - With reductions in part time and seasonal staff, Park amenities will be slow to reopen. Specifically, we anticipate a delay in installation of rims/backboards, and swings at playgrounds. In addition, infields will be slow to reopen as a result in reduced staff continue to slow down our Department’s ability to reopen and perform routine maintenance. We ask for patience and understanding during this time.

    - Playgrounds will begin to reopen
         -  Cleaning will happen weekly at Parks Department playgrounds

    -  Issue field permits for drills and skills only to specific permit holders. Group sizes restricted to 10 athletes and 2 coaches. Those who historically pull permits for games only (EMass Softball; men’s/women/s soccer groups; route 9 softball; etc) will not be issued permits until Phase IV when games/tournaments/competitions can continue

    Issue usage permits for outdoor fitness, yoga, etc. classes with restrictions. We will waive normal permit fee for the summer/fall season

    For any questions in regards to Field Permits, please contact Nicole Leone at nnl@framinghamma.gov

    UPDATE - Wednesday, June 10 -
    The following City
    recreational facilities will be open to the public starting Monday, June 15, 2020:

    - City Tennis Courts, open daily until dusk, lighted courts open until 10 p.m. (Courts limited to single matches with family members.)


    - Bowditch Track, 475 Union Avenue, open daily from dawn to 10 p.m. (Users of track expected to abide by proper social distancing. Track to be closed if overcrowding is observed or social distancing ignored.)

    - Bocce Courts, Farm Pond on Dudley Road, open from dawn to dusk.

    - Pratt Street Community Garden, 48 Pratt Street, open from dawn to dusk.

    - Skate Park, Farm Pond Park on Dudley Road, open from dawn to dusk.


    Registration for some Summer 2020 Parks and Recreation programs & activities will also begin Monday, June 15, 2020.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ALL Summer 2020 activities and programs will be offered to City of Framingham Residents ONLY.

    According to the CDC and infectious disease experts, the fastest way to slow down the virus is by limiting contact with people through physical distancing (staying at least 6-feet apart), washing hands, wearing masks, and disinfecting areas that are frequently touched.  

    For additional City of Framingham COVID-19 updates, as well as the recent City order regarding the wearing of face masks, we invite you to visit the City of Framingham's Public Health website at https://www.framinghamma.gov/covid19

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Registration Dates:

CHANGED:  Summer Programs - Registration for some Summer 2020 programs & activities will begin Monday, June 15, 2020 - unless offered in an on-line setting

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ALL Summer 2020 activities and programs will be offered to
City of Framingham Residents ONLY.



If you would like to be notified by email when our programs will be available, registration dates, etc. please choose "opt in" for "General Announcements" within your account profile. 
If you need assistance, please give us a call @ 508-532-5960.  

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Welcome to the Framingham Parks & Recreation activity registration system and website. This program allows you to streamline the registration process, eliminate repeat registration forms, give the ability to use credit & debit cards, and give you the freedom to register for programs after normal business hours, from home, or on the go! 
We encourage you to Create an Account with all your household information as soon as possible. By doing this, you’ll be able to provide us with emergency contacts, allergy/medical information & more so we can serve you better.  Please be sure to enter your cell phone number with the carrier so that we can text you with any last minute changes.  Please add all of your household members to the account.  Your new household account will provide you with registration history, financial history and much more.

All of our programs will be offered in real time and 100% of our spaces are available for all programs (unless otherwise noted) on a first-come, first-served basis.  Therefore, programs will only be kept in your ‘shopping cart’ for a maximum of 15 minutes before they are released for someone else to take advantage of. 
 
Please remember that all recreation programs are non-refundable, class sizes are limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!

All non-residents are subject to an additional non-resident fee and may have different registration dates.

All services and fees are subject to change.


If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone you may register for our programs at our office using our public kiosk.  A staff member is always available, should you need assistance.  

When you’re ready to fill out a registration form for activities be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page. 


If you have any questions, please call our office at 508-532-5960.


Parks & Recreation Administration Offices
475 Union Ave, Framingham, Ma 01702
508-532-5960
Parks.Recreation@framinghamma.gov