Parks Maintenance Department

About Park Maintenance

Framingham Parks Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining over 500 acres of Parks Department properties and 14 buildings. Some of these properties include:

  • 3 Cemeteries
  • Administration offices
  • Athletic fields
  • Bath houses
  • Beaches
  • Bocce court
  • Ice arena

Some of the most popular and well known facilities are:

  • Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex
  • Butterworth Park
  • Callahan Senior Center
  • Cushing Memorial Park
  • Edwards Cemetery
  • Farm Pond Park
  • Galvani Field
  • Maintenance building/garage
  • Passive and active recreation areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Public restrooms
  • Senior center
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Trails


  • Longs Athletic Complex
  • Loring Arena
  • Mary Dennison Park
  • Parks and Recreation Administration Building
  • Parks Maintenance Facility
  • Victory Field

Volunteers & Programs

The Department also works closely with local volunteer groups and is always seeking ways to improve the environment by developing earth friendly programs such as our Adopt a Bird House Program, Adopt a Bee House Program, and Beautification Program.

The Beautification Program focuses on creating and maintaining flower gardens and plantings for over 70 traffic islands, playgrounds, and parks. The Bird/Bee House Programs are popular programs where residents can adopt a bird/bee house for a small fee. For more information on these programs please contact our office at 508-532-5960.

Our Maintenance Crew

The Framingham Parks Maintenance Department consists of a crew of 16 full time employees and up to 15 Seasonal/Summer employees which include:

  • Construction Supervisors
  • Foreman
  • Irrigation Specialist
  • Laborers
  • Licensed Arborist
  • Mechanic
  • Medium Equipment Operators
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The Seasons of Parks Maintenance

Spring, Summer, and Fall maintenance of Parks properties include:

  • Preparing athletic fields for sports play including mowing, fertilizing, lining, and repair when necessary.
  • Mowing and clearing of brush and litter from athletic fields, playgrounds, trails, passive recreation areas, and open green spaces.
  • Preparing beaches for the summer season by raking beaches, installing docks, and maintaining bathhouses.
  • Pruning, Planting, identification and removal of "risk" trees.
  • Maintain playground equipment.
  • Routine maintenance of buildings.
  • Planting and maintaining flower gardens for over 70 traffic islands, playgrounds, memorials and parks.
  • Routine maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.
  • Trash removal at all Parks properties.

Winter maintenance of Parks properties include:

  • Clearing brush and litter from Parks properties (weather permitting).
  • Repairing outdoor athletic equipment such as basketball backboards, tennis nets, and goal nets.
  • Repairing park benches, picnic tables, playground equipment, barrels, and other outdoor hardscape items.
  • Snow removal at Parks properties.
  • Assist Highway Dept. with snow removal throughout the city.
  • Routine maintenance on buildings.
  • Small construction projects.
  • Trash removal at several properties.
  • Routine maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.

Parks Maintenance Facility

The Parks Maintenance Facility was built in 2009 and is located adjacent to Loring Arena and J.P. Keefe Technical School. This location is ideal due to the close proximity to several Parks-owned, and/or maintained properties such as: Cushing Memorial Park, Farm Pond Park, Long's Athletic Complex, Barbieri Athletic Fields and several other properties of moderate to heavy use.

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Being next to Keefe Tech is key as we continue to have close collaboration with their Horticultural Program. The unheated multi-bay storage areas offer storage for up to 18 trucks and trailers within the two structures that face each other. in addition, the facility includes a construction yard between the buildings. There is a small administrative area that provides employees' locker space, restrooms, a repair shop, and office space. In total, the facility provides approximately 17,000-square feet of storage and administrative space located on 1.3 acres.