Organized group use for Parks and Recreation facilities requires a permit from the Park and Recreation Department. Permits may be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building located at 475 Union Avenue. Permit request may be made in person or via fax, mail, or email. Permits are issued to Framingham residents and Businesses according to established departmental guidelines. Requests for seasonal permits are accepted beginning February 1st for spring/summer season and beginning August 1st for the fall season. Seasonal requests must be renewed each season and from year to year.
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No. Lake Cochitutate State Park, and Callahan State Park are owned and operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). For more information on Massachusetts State Parks please visit their website HERE.
Ashland State Park - 508-881-4092
Callahan State Park - 508-653-9641
Cochituate State Park - 508-653-9641
DCR Main Office Boston (617) 727-3180
Hopkinton State Park - 508-435-4303
There is a heated, (75 Degrees) indoor pool at Keefe Technical School located at 750 Winter Street, Framingham, Ma. Framingham Parks & Recreation offers a program called Public Swim (aka. Open Swim) at the Keefe Tech pool from October to April. The program is designed to allow residents to swim during certain times for a minimal fee. Times and Dates may change based on pool availability.
No. All youth sports leagues are run by separate organizations. Please visit our City page for Leagues & Organizations.
Family or individual beach tags are available for purchase at the Framingham Parks & Recreation Office located at 475 Union Ave, Framingham, Ma. or online at http://www.framinghamrec.com
There are lighted tennis courts at Bowditch Field, Butterworth Park and Framingham High School. The lights are on, weather permitting, until 10:00 pm. They are activated by pushing a button at the court. The lights at Bowditch Track follows the same schedule.
The Recreation Department offers swimming lessons for children ages 3-18 years old in the fall and spring at Keefe Technical School. We also offer two sessions of lessons outdoors at the beaches during the summer.
Non-residents can register on the second day of registration, if openings are available. All of our trips are open to non-residents.
Framingham Parks and Recreation offers programs for Pre-school, Youth, and Adult programs. Programs vary each season. Please visit the Recreation website for more offerings at http://www.framinghamrec.com
Due to contractual agreements, the Recreation Department has a no refund policy unless we can find someone to take your place.
State Parks Pass are sold by Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. A State Parks Pass allows access to State owned parks and beaches. For more info on State Parks and beaches visit Massachusetts State Parks website .