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The Mission of the Boylston Parks & Recreation Department is to offer the residents of our Community programs, services and facilities that will enrich their lives.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month in the Conference room of the Town Hall. We welcome all ideas on how to further our commitment to support sports & activities.
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Boylston Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1975 to provide parks and recreation programs and services for our town. We offer year-round activities for pre-school and school-aged children, youth, adults and seniors. We oversee scheduling and maintenance of Boylston Community Parks, Including The Manor Park, Hillside Fields, 7/140 Field, Center Courts, with Scheduling only at Boylston Elementary School.
The Parks & Recreation Commission is comprised of five volunteer members; Elected during the annual Town Election on the 2nd Monday of May each year, each seat is a 5 year term. Members may be appointed at any other time by the Board of Selectmen.
Why Parks and Recreation is important
- Generates money for local economy
- Increases property values
HEALTH & ENVIROMENTAL BENEFITS
- Parks & Rec facilities are where people go to get healthy & stay fit.
- Parks & protected lands are proven to improve water quality, improve the air we breathe, & produce habitat for wildlife.
- Provides a place for children & families to connect with nature and recreate outdoors together.
- Parks produce a sense of public pride and cohesion to every community
- Parks provide gathering places for families & social groups as well as for individuals of all ages & economic status, regardless of their ability to pay for access.
- Access to Parks & recreation opportunities has been strongly linked to reductions in crime and to reduced juvenile delinquency.