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  • UPDATE - Friday, August 7 - Beach Water Quality Announcement - The City of Framingham Public Health Department announced today that  Learned Beach on Lower Shawmut Terr. will remain closed to swimmers due to elevated bacteria counts for the rest of the season.  Signs have been posted at the beach to alert the pubic about the closure.

    The two other beaches, Waushakum Beach on Nipmuc Road and Saxonville Beach on Lake Road are unaffected and remain open to the public from 10:00am - 5:00pm through the end of the season on August 9th.

    - Prior to the opening of any of the city's beaches, Parks & Recreation conducts a weekly inspection of the beaches for sanitary and safety conditions as required by state regulations.  This process includes testing the beach water for bacteria (E. coli). 
    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 when a high bacteria count is collected.
    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.

    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, July 24 - The Framingham Parks & Recreation Department to cancel Summer concert series due to COVID-19:

    The Department regretfully announces the cancellation of its Summer concert series due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    After consulting with the Health Department, the Parks & Recreation Department recognizes it is unable to offer concerts safely at this time.
    Even though there is a fondness for this longstanding tradition, the Department holds the safety of the Framingham community as its number one priority. Although the Governor has moved the State into Phase 3, restrictions to large gatherings remain in effect.
    The Department will continue to monitor public health guidance and explore options for small-scale, limited community events during the Fall.
    They would like to thank sponsors ADESA, Bernardi Auto, Metro West Credit Union, Framingham Cultural Council, and Mutual One for standing strong with them during these challenging times.

    UPDATE – Wednesday, July 8 -
     The following updates have been made to the Framingham Parks & Recreation amenities in the City.  These changes go into effect on Monday, July 13:

    Athletic Fields – following Governor Baker’s guidance, the Parks Department will begin issuing permits for games as fields become available (some are expected to open Monday). Teams will be required to follow the Centers for Disease Control, Energy and Environmental Affairs, and local Public Health requirements. Please contact the Department at (508) 532-5960 for permitting information and COVID-19 related restrictions.

    - Parks Department Administration Building, 475 Union Avenue, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for walk-in visits. Please contact the Department for additional information at (508) 532-5960.

    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.


    Registration for Summer 2020 Parks and Recreation programs & activities is now open!  Don't Delay!  Register Today!  

    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

Welcome to Framingham Parks & Recreation

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.  


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