Located between Dudley Road and Farm Pond, Farm Pond Park is maintained by the Framingham Parks and Recreation…More Department. The park offers scenic views of the pond and its swans and walking trails. There is a newly-installed playground at the end of the park, across the street from the baseball diamond. At the other end is Peace Park.
Framingham Parks & Recreation Maintenance Facility 185 Fountain St, Framingham, MA01702 This is the maintenance facility for Framingham's Parks & Recreation department. The facility provides support…More to ensure that the department can provide recreational opportunities through its public parks and beaches, athletic facilities and programming.
The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department 154 Pearl St, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department is a government office that oversees numerous programs and facilities in…More the community. It maintains local recreation areas, trails, parks playgrounds, tennis courts and pools and offers athletics, swim lessons and fitness programs for adults, teens and youth. Robert L. Merusi is the director.
Town of Framingham: Parks & Recreation: Butterworth Courts 262 Grant St, Framingham, MA01702 Butterworth Park is one of Framingham's most historical parks. Mr. Butterworth was one of three famous park…More 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.
This small playground at the corner of Maple and Franklin streets was created when George and Issac Mason, trustees…More of the Mason Trust, donated the land for the playground to the town of Framingham in June 1925. The playground is maintained by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department.
Besides the basic playground equipment, there's also a basketball net.
The Academy Building is located in Cushing Park. The Building and the Park are maintained by Framingham Parks and…More Recreation. The Academy Building can be accessed by entering the Keefe Technical School driveway and turning left. The building is available to rent for a fee.
Parks and Recreation uses the Academy Building for program registration on occasion during the year.
Congress Auto Insurance 82 Union Ave, Framingham, MA01702 Congress Auto Insurance is an independant insurance agency with an office located in downtown Framingham on Union…More Avenue. It specializes in servicing Framingham residents with different types of insurance, including auto, home and rental insurance. Recreational vehicle insurance is available here as well, including boat insurance, as well as business owners insurance. Parking is free on the street outside.
Winch Park Tennis Courts 99 A St, Framingham, MA01701 Located on the grounds of Framingham High School on A Street near downtown Framingham, Winch Park Tennis Courts features…More six regulation tennis courts for free. The courts are lighted and the nets are well maintained. Times are limited to 60 minutes for singles matches and 90 minutes for doubles matches. Free parking is available on the street next to the court. The courts are reserved for park and recreational lessons Monday through Thursday, 9am to noon.
Framingham Parks and Recreation Department 475 Union Ave, Framingham, MA01702 The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department's offices are located at 475 Union Ave., next to Bowditch Field Athletic…More 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.
Maintained by the Framingham Parks & Recreation Department, Cushing Memorial Park sits on the former site of a…More hospital for troops injured in World War II.
Originally named Tercentennial Park, the Park was renamed in 2007 after the hospital, which had been named for Dr. Harvey Cushing, a famed neurosurgeon. Parks and Recreation Department employee Linda Libby successfully petitioned to rename the park.
The park hosted Framingham High graduation ceremonies in 2010, as Bowditch was under construction.
It is a popular park for walking or cycling. Helmets are required for all children under age 16. There are several picnic tables and the park is used often for family gatherings.
Located on the grounds of the Park is Cushing Memorial Chapel. Dedicated in 1943, the chapel is one of the few buildings that remain of the former Cushing General Hospital Complex.
The town hosts special services at the chapel on Veteran's Day.
The chapel is available for rental for private services, ceremonies and weddings. The Framingham Garden Club has planted several trees around the Memorial Chapel.
Also on the grounds of Cushing Park is the September 11th Living Memorial to the 17 individuals with ties to Framingham who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Dogs are permitted but must be on leash at all times.
Residents may adopt a birdhouse at the park.
The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department is on Phase 3 of the Master Plan of the Park. Currently, there is construction on the Winter Street side.
Cushing Memorial Park 750 Winter St, Framingham, MA01702 Cushing Memorial Park features a recreation area, walking paths, trails, the Cushing Memorial Chapel, the Academy…More Building and the Cushing Building. For information on reserving a space for an event, call the Parks & Recreation Department.
Waushakum Lake and Beach 54 Nipmuc Rd, Framingham, MA01702 Waushakum Lake is one of three public beaches maintained and staffed by the Framingham Parks and Recreation…More Department. It is a seasonal beach opened from late June to mid-August. It is staffed by trained lifeguards. Swimming is allowed in designated areas only. Cookouts are prohibited, but picnics are allowed. Day passes and seasonal tags are available for residents and non-residents. The Recreation Department requires groups of 10 or more to apply for a group permit to use the beach; this includes children's birthday parties.
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex (Framingham Parks a 475 Union Ave, Framingham, MA01702 Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex was named for Nathaniel Bowditch, a 1908 charter member of the…More 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: Wittenborg Woods 95 Wayside Inn Rd, Framingham, MA01701 The Woods is a relative newcomer on the recreational scene, having been established in 1999 when the town acquired the…More 83 acre parcel from Harriet Wittenborg, a former town meeting member. The land features both forest and wetlands. Hiking trails start from the small parking lot beside the #95 mailbox on Wayside Inn Road. Bow-hunting of deer, for those with a permit, is allowed in the fall.