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  • PETERSEN SPLASH PAD AT WATSON PARK. THE SPLASH PAD WILL OPEN ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 29TH FROM 12PM TO 5PM. THE SPLASH PAD WILL OPERATE ON A WEEKEND SCHEDULE THROUGH JUNE 23RD, 12PM TO 5PM AND RESUME FULL DAILY OPERATION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH, 10AM to 7PM. 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 IN THE SMITH BEACH PARKING LOT AT THE END OF EDGEHILL ROAD OR IN THE BASEBALL PARKING LOT ON GORDON ROAD.
  • STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING - Braintree resident and well-known stand up paddleboard surf competitor and instructor, Stacey Mac, will be running Stand Up Paddleboard classes for students ages 8 and older at Sunset Lake. Students will not only learn how to use the board, paddle and equipment, but also will learn water safety and more advanced techniques in paddling. There are two sessions available: July 10, 12, 13 and August 21, 23, 24, 9:30am to 10:30am, at a cost of $95.00 per session. All equipment will be provided. Each session is limited to 8. Registration is now open and can be made on-line at www.SupSonas.com/kids.html. For questions/information, please contact Stacey Mac at SUPSONAS@gmail.com.
  • Join Celebration Tours II the last Thursday of the month (August 31st, September 28th, October 26th, November 30th, and December 28th) for a fun visit to Foxwoods Resort Casino - one of the largest casinos in the world! The trip departs at 7:30 AM from Marina Bay in Quincy and includes round-trip transportation, time for shopping at the Tanger Outlets, $10.00 food credits, and a complementary $10.00 play. The trip departs Foxwoods at 4:30 PM. Total coat per person is $25.00. If you are interested in booking, contact Celebration Tours II at (617) 696-1900.

    The Quincy Catholic Collaboration is running a three-night Pennsylvania Dutch Getaway from October 8th to October 11th. The trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, three nights at the Heritage Hotel, plenty of sightseeing and more! Total costs per person: Twin = $559.00, Triple = $509.00, Quad = $489.00 and Single = $709.00. To book, contact the Sacred Heart Church at (617) 328 8666. 

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