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Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex (Framingham Parks a
475 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex was named for Nathaniel Bowditch, a 1908 charter member of theMore Framingham Parks and Recreation and owner of Milwood Farm in 1946, a year after he died. Bowditch Field, maintained by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department, is the home of the Framingham Flyers. It dates back to 1917, when the Town of Framingham agreed to purchased the fair grounds to be used as athletic fields. The Field has a long history. In the 1920s, a semi-pro football team the Lion Tamers played on the field. The first high school game was played in 1924. In 1936, the Boston Braves, a NFL franchise practiced at the field. In 1937, that team became the Washington  Redskins. In 1958, high school graduation ceremonies were moved to Bowditch Field. And between 1963-1990, Framingham North and Framingham South played football before the field's largest crowds. Night lights were added in 1985. In 1997, the Boston Renegades, a professional womens soccer team played its inaugural season at Bowditch. The team continued to play there through 2008. In Nov. 2009, after approval from Town meeting, renovations began on the current field complex.
Town of Framingham: Parks & Recreation: Butterworth Courts
262 Grant St, Framingham, MA 01702
Butterworth Park is one of Framingham's most historical parks. Mr. Butterworth was one of three famous parkMore commissioners (Winch and Bowditch being the others) who helped shape the Framingham park system in the 1920s - 40s. Framingham-Natick Thanksgiving football games were played here in the early 1900s. The park features baseball and softball fields, spectator stands, a playground, basketball hoop and tennis courts.
The Sub-Way and Pizza
510 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702
Conveniently located across the street from Bowditch Field, The Sub-Way and Pizza is the perfect location for a quickMore bite to eat or take-out for a game. Having served Framingham since 1965, stop in for one of its pizza deals or its famous foot long subs. There are many menu items including gyros, falafel, fish and chips, omelets, salads, calzones and pasta. The Sub-Way and Pizza serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Framingham Parks and Recreation Department
475 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702
The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department's offices are located at 475 Union Ave., next to Bowditch Field AthleticMore Complex. The department oversees public parks, athletic fields, and town beaches. The department also maintain other recreational facilities available to the public and issues permits for rental use. The department runs a very popular child and adult program. Some residents line up an hour before registration for some programs. Children's programs include pre-school play groups, basketball, swimming, keyboard, karate, ice skating, tennis and more. Adult programming includes yoga, tennis, CPR, and more. Special programs include trips to New York City  and Atlantic City.