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  • DOG PARK PUBLIC HEARING – OCTOBER 28 @ 7:00pm on ZOOM!
     

    Come join the Parks & Recreation Commission for the first public hearing on a future dog park!!  Potential sites will be discussed and the public will have an opportunity to express their thoughts on a future park.

    - CLICK HERE FOR THE ZOOM MEETING LINK -

    We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!!


  • UPDATE:  OCTOBER 16, 2020


    Parks & Recreation Administration Update – The Parks & Recreation Administration Building, 475 Union Ave, is open from 9:00am – 4:00pm for walk in visits.  Please contact the Department at 508-532-5960 for more detailed information.


    Park & Facility Use Update While City Parks and Facilities remain open to the public, several restrictions have been put in place to help stop the COVID spread and ensure a safe environment. Some of these restrictions include the closure of the basketball courts and skate park as well as the implementation of masks being worn during all permitted activities.  For facility-specific questions, please contact our office at 508-532-5960.


    Recreation Programming UpdateThe Parks & Recreation Department has adjusted their schedule to accommodate for safe and exciting programming this Fall.  Some programs will be offered in-person, others will be offered virtually.  For in-person classes, there are strict COVID procedures in place, oftentimes more robust than the state recommendations.  There are very limited class sizes and registration has been restricted to Framingham Residents only.   
     
    Please make sure to read each program description carefully.  Some adjustments to our ‘typical’ programs have been made in order to accommodate the current situation. 
     
    Please visit;
    www.FraminghamRec.com for the latest and most up to date programs and COVID procedures.


    Park & Field Permitting Update Field permits are currently being issued for a wide range of activities.  Prior to issuance of a permit, the requester must submit a proposed COVID Management Plan to the Department for review.  The proposed Management Plan must follow the specific guidance issued by Governor Baker for the relevant reopening phase/activity.  The Framingham Public Health Department will also review the proposed Management Plan for adherence prior to the issuance of a permit through our Department.  Furthermore, there are several additional restrictions placed on field usage that are available upon request.  If you are interested in applying for a field usage permit, please email Parks.Recreation@framinghamma.gov or call 508-532-5960.


    Callahan Center Update – The Senior Center is not currently open to the public.  However, there are many programs available for people, 55+, on Zoom and by phone. Please call 508-532-5980, or check the latest issue of the Courier newsletter at; www.framinghamma.gov/360/council-on-aging for more information.
     
    - SHINE appointments for Medicare Open enrollment will be by phone.  Please call 508-532-5980 for an appointment.
     
    - Volunteers are available by phone to teach people how to use Zoom.
     
    - Social Services staff are available by phone to assist with fuel assistance, funding assistance for taxi transportation beyond Framingham’s borders, food stamp applications for people 55+, and for other pressing needs. In-person appointments with Social Service staff can be arranged, as needed, if scheduled in advance.
     
    - Transportation is available! – The Callahan Center van is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30 for destinations within Framingham. If you are already registered, please contact the MWRTA Call Center 508–420-4650 to schedule your ride. If you have not yet registered to use this service, please contact the Callahan Center at 508-532-5980.
     
     
    Loring Arena Update – Loring Arena is currently open to rental groups only.  Public Skate, Stick Time, and Skate Rentals are not available at this time.  All rental groups, and participants, must follow the COVID Management Plan listed on the Loring Arena website as well as present a Management Plan for their usage to Loring Arena Management prior to approval of contract. Proposed Management Plans are also reviewed by the Framingham Public Health Department for adherence.  For more information, please visit;  https://www.framinghamma.gov/678/Loring-Arena
     

    COVID-19 Update - 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 6-feet apart), washing hands, wearing masks, and disinfecting areas that are frequently touched.   For additional City of Framingham COVID-19 updates, including information on noncompliance and potential fines, please visit the City of Framingham’s Public Health website at; https://www.framinghamma.gov/2875/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19

Welcome to Framingham Parks & Recreation



Registration Dates:

PROGRAMMING MESSAGE
Your Parks & Recreation Department is committed to offering our community safe recreation options during these ever-changing times. In doing so, flexibility is essential, and many of our programs will be offered in-person, with the availability to go virtual if needed.
 
Our programming line-up will be constantly changing and we will be adding programs as they become available. Registration will be held by a *rolling enrollment* as opposed to our typical *registration day*. We will continue to announce new programs on our website and social media pages. However, please check our website regularly for a full listing.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ALL 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