The Framingham Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department creates recreation opportunities, preserves open space, manages public athletic fields and parks; and administers recreation programs and facilities for Framingham's residents and visitors to our community.
We provide over 300 formal programs geared towards Framingham's diverse community. Services are provided through a combination of user fees and public tax dollars. Last year, we had just over 25,000 users in our formal programming.
All of our programs are available to Framingham residents. Non-residents may apply for certain programs for an additional fee. To obtain information about a program or to register, visit FraminghamRec.com. Please feel free to visit our office located at the Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex at 475 Union Avenue.
Parks, Athletic Fields & Recreation Facilities
62 athletic fields for a variety of sports. Fields are available for group use by permit only.
3 public beaches
20 tennis courts
Several passive recreation areas
The department has hosted over 14,000 events at their facilites this past year.
Parks & Recreation Commission
Policies for all recreation programming and facilities are determined by the Framingham Parks and Recreation Commission, which consists of a 5-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
Current Board Members are: