Bowditch Field Athletic & Cultural Complex

EEE fields closed sign (2)
Sept. 13, 2019: Due to the recent threat of EEE, all Framingham Parks & Recreation outdoor facilities are closed from dusk until dawn. Bowditch Track is closed at 6pm each evening until further notice.

Facility Information

Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex is located at:
475 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702

The facility is home to Bowditch Field, a top quality natural turf playing surface complete with a 6-lane track and modern stands capable of accommodating approximately 5300-spectators.

Bowditch Field Athletic & Cultural Complex

Bowditch Center from the Sky

 Track Usage

 The Bowditch Track (1/4 mile) is open to residents for walking and running unless otherwise noted. At times, we may have permitted events or scheduled maintenance at the track/field which may temporarily prohibit public use. Weather conditions such as snow or Ice may also prohibit use. During closures you may have the option to use the perimeter path (approximately 1/2 mile) around the outside of the stadium or visit another nearby park for outdoor activity.  Cushing Memorial Park and Farm Pond Park have multi recreational paths and are approximately 1.5 miles from Bowditch Field Complex.  Please check back for updates on Bowditch Track Closures.

 list of scheduled events that may require the track to be closed temporarily (PDF).

Sporting Events at the Complex

Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex hosts multiple sporting events for 2 local high schools, 2 area colleges, various youth leagues and semi-professional teams located within Metro West. Site amenities include 4 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 6-lane track, designated areas for track and field events and NCAA regulation baseball diamond.

In addition to these amenities, the tennis courts, basketball courts, track and multi-use playing surface of Bowditch Field are lit by multilevel lighting to support night time recreational and sporting activities.

Complex Rules

The Parks and Recreation Department kindly asks all attendees of events held at Bowditch to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the department. The rules and regulations are as follows:

  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited within the stadium and grandstand areas.
  • With the exception of service dogs, all animals are prohibited within the stadium.
  • Rollerblading, skateboarding and bicycles are prohibited within Bowditch Stadium Track area.
  • Field usage is by permit only.