Sunday, March 31, 2013
Framingham children met Babs the Bunny, created bunny crafts, played Easter games and looked for eggs during the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Framingham Parks & Recreation Saturday.
Framingham children met Babs the Bunny, created bunny crafts, played Easter games and looked for eggs during the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Framingham Parks & Recreation Saturday morning at Cushing Memorial Park. Framingham Parks & Recreation staff and volunteer hid more than 1,250 eggs and 8 special, Golden eggs very early Saturday morning. As families arrived to the third annual event, they collected a necklace which indicated which color eggs their child should find. Each child was to find six eggs and try to get one of the special Golden eggs. More than 175 families registered for the event. The lucky few who found the Golden eggs received a teddy bear. All who found six eggs of their color, received a special goodie bags…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Registration ends Tuesday, March 26.
Framingham Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cushing Memorial Park on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. in the rain, shine or even snow. Framingham children between the ages of 3-12 can participate. Registration fee is $5 and payable at the Parks & Recreation office on Union Avenue. Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. No payments the day of the event. Families can arrive at 9:30 a.m. to meet Babs the bunny and have a photo taken with her, do arts & crafts and play games. Children are divided into two groups during the hunt and assigned a specific color eggs to find during the hunt. For more information, see the attached flyer.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Framingham Parks & Recreation and Durham Transportation will offer free shuttle to Shoppers World and the Natick Mall.
The Framingham Parks and Recreation will offer a free shuttle bus to Shoppers World and the Natick Mall Saturday Dec. 15 Avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space and leave your car at Bowditch Field, as Durham Transportation has volunteered to help shoppers. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required no later than Dec. 12. To register call the Framingham Parks & Recreation office at 508-532-5960.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Outback Steakhouse announces opening date, parks & recreation program registration, doughraiser for Framingham Neighborhood Brigade at Uno's, McAuliffe Charter performances at Barnes & Noble and Framingham Winter Farmes market opens!
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Registration begins today for Framingham Parks & Recreation programming. The department is offering ski & snowboard lessons this year. There is also a one-day ski trip to Gunstock in New Hampshire during February school vacation week. 2. Framingham's Winter Farmers Market opens today at First Parish Church. The market will be held in the church's hall, which is handicap accessible. This is the first year the Framingham farmers market will be held in the winter, said manager Jackie Meninno. The market will be held the first Thursday of each month from noon to 5:30 p.m. through May. To see which…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Registration for the one-day trip, during February School Vacation week, begins Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Framingham Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a 1-day ski trip to Gunstock Ski Area in Laconia, N.H. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Registration is on a first come basis will begin tomorrow, Dec. 6 at the Parks & Recreation office. All ages are invited, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult skier. Cost is $75 for age 18 and older, $65 for ages 13-17 and $57 for age 12 and under. The fee, which includes roundtrip transportation by chartered bus and an all day lift ticket, must be submitted at the time of registration. Ski or snowboard rentals for the day are an extra fee. the cost is $30 for adults and teens and $24 for children age 12 and under. The bus will leave Bowditch Field at 6:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. For …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Classes are youths, as young as age 4 to adults and last six weeks.
Framingham Recreation Department is sponsoring adult and youth tennis lessons at the Longfellow Tennis Club in Wayland. Lessons are geared to all abilities including basic strokes and serve and volley with application to the game. The cost of the 6-week program is $75. Classes begin Jan. 6. Adult classes: Sundays 7-8 p.m. Ages 4-5: Sundays 2:30-3:15 p.m. Ages 6-7: Sundays 3:15-4 p.m. Ages 7-8: Sundays 4-5 p.m. Ages 8-10: 5-6 p.m. Ages 10-14: 6-7 p.m. There also will be an adult cardio tennis lesson on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon between Jan. 4 and Feb. 8. Registration begins Dec. 6, at the Framingham Parks & Recreation office.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Registration for Framingham residents begins Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at Park & Recreation office.
Framingham Park & Recreation Department will offer ski or snowboarding lessons beginning in January. The lessons are for children in Grades 4-12 and will take place Sunday mornings at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford. The fee includes transportation, a 1-hour lesson, and 2-hours of unsupervised skiing or snowboarding. Bus leaves Bowditch Field at 7:45 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins Dec. 6 for Framingham residents at 9 a.m. The fee for 6 lessons is $275. First lesson starts Jan. 6. Last lesson is Feb. 10. Equipment can be rented for an additional $95 at the time of the pre-fit, not at registration. Questions can be directed to Dan Avery at 508 532-5960. The Town of Framingham intends to comply with the Americans with …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Perry Land Trust plans to lease the Edgebrook Road property to the Town of Framingham for passive recreational purposes.
The Framingham Parks and Recreation Commission has completed all necessary hurdles to make way for a lease that will preserve 6.5 acres of property on Edgebrook Road. The Probate Court, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office recently ruled that the owners of the property, the Perry Land Trust, can lease the property to the Town of Framingham for passive recreational purposes. Last April, Framingham Town Meeting gave authorization to the Commission to enter into arrangements that will keep the property largely in its naturally wooded state. Parks and Recreation Director Bob Merusi said the neighbors have been highly supportive of preserving the property and will be included in any future planning. There is already …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Framingham Parks & Recreation held its annual Pumpkins in the Park Saturday.
Framingham Parks & Recreation held its annual Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday at Cushing Memorial Park. At just $5, children could paint a pumpkin, do arts & crafts, be entertained by a magician, participate in a costume parade and go on a hayride around the park. Please tag yourself and kids in the photos and feel free to upload some of your ow photos too!
Friday, October 26, 2012
NSTAR filed a landscape plan on tree and scrub plantings for Saxonville Beach with the town; copies are attached to this report.
Back in June, the Town of Framingham and NSTAR reached an agreement on tree cutting at Saxonville Beach, according to documents obtained by Framingham Patch. This week, residents were unhappy to see their "serene oasis" gone, as NSTAR cut down most of the trees at the beach. The mutually agreed upon plan, decided at a June 6 meeting, called for NSTAR to refrain from "clear cutting the area" until after the beach season. While it is "shocking to look at," we mutually agreed for NSTAR to stop cutting trees until the beach season over," said Parks & Recreation Director Robert Merusi. "We asked that the leave the beach alone, until after it closed for the season." "We did appreciate NSTAR delaying the cutting at the beach, until well after the…