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Announcements

  • PETERSEN SPLASH PAD AT WATSON PARK. The Splash Pad will operate on a regular daily schedule, 10:00am to 6:00pm, beginning Saturday, June 15th through Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.   NON-BRAINTREE RESIDENTS USING THE  SPLASH PAD MUST PARK THEIR VEHICLES AT THE SMITH BEACH PARKING LOT LOCATED ON EDGEHILL ROAD AND VINEDALE ROAD. ACCESS TO THE SPLASH PAD VIA THE FRANCIS J. TOLAND WALKWAY CONNECTING SMITH BEACH TO WATSON PARK. GROUPS OF TWELVE OR MORE USING THE SPLASH PAD MUST PROVIDE THE RECREATION OFFICE WITH A MINIMUM OF TEN (10) DAYS ADVANCE NOTICE. SCHOOL BUSES ARE REQUIRED TO PARK EITHER IN THE SMITH BEACH PARKING LOT AT THE END OF EDGEHILL ROAD OR IN THE BASEBALL PARKING LOT ON GORDON ROAD.
  • SOUTH SHORE SUNFISH SWIM AND ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS PROGRAM - Program, operated by Braintree resident, Marykate Gawron, offers weekly one-on-one 30 minute swim instruction sessions for the summer months for children ages 18 months to 10 years of age. The lessons may either be private in home lessons or at the instructor's pool in Braintree. Individualized lesson plans included for each child. Children of all abilities are welcome. Cost is $50.00 for the 30 minute session for one child. For additional children at same location, back to back times only, cost is $35.00 for the 30 minute session. For registration and information about the program, email southshoresunfish@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page at Facebookj@southshoresunfish.

  • Ride for Habitat 2019!
    Support South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH) by joining them for Ride for Habitat 2019! This fun bike ride offers riders their choice of 3 beautiful routes - 15, 25 and 50 miles - all of which start and finish in Hingham. SSHH builds homes for families in 35 towns, including Braintree. To date, they have provided safe, affordable homes for over 200 local children alone. SSHH relies on contributions of all kinds, including participation in events such as the Ride. Please join SSHH by riding this September 14th! Registration is easy at https://ride-for-habitat-2019.everydayhero.do or go to sshabitat.org/events and click on Ride for Habitat. For more information on registration or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joe Regan at jregan@sshabitat.org or 781-337-7744, ext. 18.

Department Description

Provision of recreational programs for all ages including, but not limited to: Summer organized play, summer waterfronts, summer special needs day activities, Sunset Concert Series, Parties In the Park, Independence Day Celebration coordination, Independence Day Celebration Parade coordination, group trips to sporting and cultural events for Braintree families, Learn to Skate Program, Ski/Snowboard Big Blue Program, Slimnastics Program, Judo/JuJitsu Classes, community recreational facility master scheduling, rental and scheduling of Alice Daughraty Gymnasium, youth sports program facilitation.

Contact Info
Recreation Director: Nelson Chin
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Phone: 781-794-8910
E-mail: nchin@braintreema.gov