Register Now

Announcements

  • BRAINTREE RECREATION DEPARTMENT is currently accepting summer employment applications at its 85 Quincy Avenue offices through April 26, 2019. Jobs such as Organized Play instructors for the General Sports Clinic, Field Trip Clinic, Kiddo's Clinic and Playgrounds; Special Needs Day Activity Program counselors; Waterfront staffing especially certified lifeguards as well as caretaker and gate attendants; and splash pad attendants at Watson Park will be available, even though veteran employees with the Department will be given first chance to return to their positions. Applications are now available at the Recreation Office and on-line at www.braintreerec.com/info/dept. Those Braintree residents seeking employment must currently be either of college age or graduating from high school this year to be eligible for an interview that will be conducted by summer program supervisory staff in early May at the Recreation Office. Employment decisions will be made by the end of May. These positions are for summer seasonal employment only. In the event that any vacancies exist thereafter, high school underclassmen will then be considered for employment. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 781-794-8901. All applications must be submitted by April 26, 2019 to be considered for employment.
  • FREE FAMILY FUN KIDS DAY 2019 - Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the Braintree Recreation Department present the 10th Annual Free Family Fun Kids Day on Wednesday, July 31st, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at French's Common located next to Town Hall. The grills will be heated for hot dogs along with chips, beverages and ice cream. Our DJ will play the music. There will be a bounce house, slip n' slide, face painting, games, activities and fun for all. It's all free. Please join us and enjoy the festivities. Rain date is Thursday, August 1st. For further information, stop by or call the Recreation Office at 781-794-8901.
  • SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM - SEVEN WEEK PROGRAM BEGINNING JUNE 24TH. OUR SUMMERTIME SPECIAL NEEDS DAY ACTIVITY PROGRAM PROVIDES AN ORGANIZED, HEALTHY RECREATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIFIC SPECIAL NEEDS. PROGRAM WILL BE BASED OUT OF MARY E. FLAHERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WILL OPERATE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8:30AM TO 2:30PM. NO ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RECREATION OFFICE AND MUST BE COMPLETED AND ON FILE AT THE RECREATION OFFICE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 14, 2019.
  • SUNSET CONCERT SERIES - 2019 @THE THOMAS AND PAMELA WHALEN GAZEBO AT SUNSET LAKE, 6:00PM - 8:00PM: Tuesday, June 18th - Studio Two (rain date - June 19th); Tuesday, June 25th - The Reminisants (no rain date); Tuesday, July 2nd - Curragh's Fancy (rain date - July 3rd); Tuesday, July 9th - Mike Varraso and The Top Shelf (rain date - July 10th); Tuesday, July 16th - Gainsville Road (rain date - July 17th); Tuesday, July 23rd - The Timmy Brown Band (rain date - July 24th); Tuesday, July 30th - Dale and The Duds (rain date - July 31st); Tuesday, August 6th - 4EverFab ( no rain date).
  • FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS - 2019 @FRENCH'S COMMON (ADJACENT TO BRAINTREE TOWN HALL) - 8:00PM: July 10th - "Smallfoot"; July 17th - "Ralph Breaks The Internet"; July 24th - "How To Train Your Dragon 2". Pre-movie entertainment provided by Crystal Entertainment Services at 6:00pm with the movie at 8:00pm. Buck-A-Buy concession stand selling hot dogs, soft drinks, snacks and candy.
  • PARTIES-IN-THE-PARK 2019 - Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Snacks and Soft Drinks Will Be Served. July 11th - Penniman Park, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. July 18th - Abraham Lincoln Playground, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. DJ, Bounce House, Games and Other Activities Provided by Crystal Entertainment Services. July 23rd - Sunset Lake (BELD Sponsored), 6:00pm - 8:00pm, as part of our outdoor concert series featuring live Musical entertainment of The Timmy Brown Band.
  • SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT IN 2019:
    • EARLY REGISTRATION - APRIL 1ST:  On-line registration begins at 12:01am on April 1st for seven separate weeks of Kiddo's Clinic, General Sports Clinic and Field Trippers Clinic starting on Monday, June 24th. Any registration submitted prior to 12:01am on April 1st will not be accepted. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Field Trippers Clinic and the maximum limit being 45 kids each per week, parents may enroll their child in only one (1) Field Trip Clinic during the April on-line registration period starting April 1st. Our intention is to involve as many different children as possible in this fun and exciting travel experience. Once the April registration period is completed, parents are welcome to enroll their child in additional Field Trip Clinics based on availability beginning May 6th either at the Recreation Office or on-line at www.braintreerec.com. Program cost for Kiddo's Clinic and General Sports Clinic is $150.00 per week ($120.00 for the week of July 4th holiday). Program cost for Field Trippers Clinic is $200.00 per week ($160.00 for the week of July 4th holiday).   
    • APRIL VACATION WEEK GENERAL SPORTS CLINIC: APRIL 16TH - APRIL 19TH: After last year's successful pilot program, the Recreation Department is offering a General Sports Clinic program at Daughraty Gym during the April school vacation week, April 16th - April 19th. This is open to children ages 6 to 11 (grades 1 through 5). The maximum limit is 50. Cost of the program is $120.00 and includes snacks and beverages during breaks and lunch each day. Please make us aware of any food allergies that your child may have prior to their participation. Parents should plan on dropping their child off in the morning by 9:00am and picking them up by 3:00pm in the afternoon. On-line registration begins at 12:01am on March 25th. Any registration submitted prior to 12:01am on March 25th will not be accepted. Parents can also register their child at the Recreation Office, 85 Quincy Avenue, 9:00am to 4:00pm beginning March 26th. The deadline for registration is April 12th. Payment can be made by credit card (MC/Visa), cash or check payable to the "Town of Braintree".

    For questions or information, please call the Recreation Office at 781-794-8901 or visit www.braintreerec.com .

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