About Parks & Recreation

History:

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 3 year term.  Members may be appointed at any other time by the Board of Selectmen.

Meetings:

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. 

To get on an agenda, please contact us at (774) 317-9254 or email us.

Why Parks & Recreation is Important:
 

Economic Value
  • Generates money for local economy.
  • Increases property values.
Health & Environmental 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.
Social Importance
  • 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.