About Us

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Parks and Recreation Department to create recreation opportunities, preserve open space, manage public athletic fields and parks, and administer recreation programs and facilities for the varied population of Framingham.
Simpson Park

Recreational Programming

We provide over 300 formal programs geared towards a varied population including:
  • Adults
  • Preschool
  • Seniors
  • Those With Special Needs
  • Youth
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 programs are available to Framingham residents. Some programs are available to non-residents for an additional fee. Information on registering for any of these programs can be obtained by coming to the office located at 475 Union Ave, Framingham for literature, visiting either our Recreational Programs page, or our registration website FraminghamRec.com.

Parks, Athletic Fields & Recreation Facilities

The department operates 62 athletic fields for a variety of sports. Fields are available for group use by permit only. In addition, there are 3 public beaches, 20 tennis courts, an indoor recreation center, and several passive recreation areas. The department had over 14,000 events scheduled on their facilities 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:
  • Joan Rastani, Chair (2018)
  • Kathy Hauck (2019)
  • Joe Kaufman (2018)
  • Philip Reitz (2017)
  • David Gudejko (2017)

Professional Staff

The department is administered by a full-time professional staff overseen by the Director of Parks and Recreation, who report directly to the Town Manager.