Friday, March 8, 2019

Franklin Annual Report - 2018: Recreation Department

The Recreation Department is now located at 275 Beaver Street, Franklin MA 02038. The Recreation Department offers Franklin residents a variety of programs and activities for youth and adults, as well as coordination of youth sports organizations field use. The department operates and schedules activities for Beaver Pond, Fletcher Field, Dennis Pisani Field, Henry “Ski” Faenza Tot Lot (Nason Street Tot Lot), King Street Memorial Field, Dacey Community Field, and the Meadowlark Lane fields. 

The department is also responsible for scheduling the use of all school athletic fields. Our department works closely with the various town youth sports organizations and Athletic Director Tom Angelo to schedule all youth sports activities around the high school team practices and games.

Chilson Beach
Chilson Beach was open from June 24-August 18, 2017 with a swim at your own risk policy. No lifeguards were on duty. However, we staffed the beach with gate guards to check for residency as the beach remains Franklin residents only. The pond was home to canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and hiking. For information on Chilson Beach and our  water testing results, please visit:

On the turf field at Beaver Pond, we continue to permit soccer, field hockey, flag football, Pop Warner football and boy’s lacrosse. The turf field was used for the Franklin Recreation Department’s NFL Flag football, Franklin Pop Warner football, Franklin Youth Soccer, and Franklin youth boys lacrosse, as well as yoga for senior citizens, tai chi, boot camp, and many other recreational activities. A portable recycled plastic walkway is on site for  handicap accessibility to the water edge and playground area.

The Franklin High School soccer, lacrosse and field hockey programs play all of their home games on the turf field as well. At the time of this publication, the turf field was being resurfaced.

Recreation Programs

  • Summer Camp
  • Youth Basketball Program
  • Pee Wee Baseball
  • Kid Care Babysitting
  • NFL Flag Football
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • NHL Street Hockey
  • Girls Field Hockey
  • Golf Lessons
  • ArtVenture Afterschool Studios
  • Preschool Programs
  • Children’s Programs
  • Disc Golf
  • Rec Gym Programs
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Note: due to the volume of text describing the complete set of Recreation programs, I encourage you to go to the PDF of the Annual Report (page 122 of the PDF, page 111 of the print version) to read the full set of details. It is quite a program!

You can read the full Annual Report for 2018 online

The archive of prior year annual reports

Visit the Recreation Dept online

Franklin Annual Report - 2018: Recreation Department
Franklin Annual Report - 2018: Recreation Department

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