Framingham Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Updates, Closures, Cancellations and Re-opening GuidElines

As the response to COVID-19 continues, please know that Framingham Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of residents and employees. We intend on opening recreational facilities in a phased approach based on the State Guidelines, guidance from our Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health. The health and well-being of all our residents and employees is of utmost importance. 

With reductions in part time and seasonal staff, Park amenities will be slow to reopen. Specifically, we anticipate a delay in installation of rims/backboards, and swings at playgrounds. In addition, infields will be slow to reopen as a result in reduced staff continue to slow down our Department’s ability to reopen and perform routine maintenance. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

For information on Summer Recreation Programs we are offering, please visit www.FraminghamRec.com 

  1. Re-opening Phase I
  2. Re-opening Phase II
  3. Re-opening Phase III
Beginning June 1, 2020:
Edwards Cemetery, Main Street Cemetery, Old South Cemetery, and Edgell Grove Cemetery grounds remain open to the public from dawn to dusk. Edgell Grove Mausoleum will be open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays between the hours of 10am - 2pm. 

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Special Message to Parks Users: While parks and trails remain open for passive recreation, please be respectful of others, dispose of pet waste and litter appropriately (if waste receptacles are full, please take it with you), practice social distancing (at least 6 feet), cover coughs and sneezes, wear a mask or facecloth when entering any buildings or when social distancing is not possible, and stay home if ill. The more people follow the recommended preventative guidelines, the faster we can return to our "normal" activities. 

Rest assured, your dedicated Parks & Recreation Staff is here for you, we can be reached by phone, 508-532-5960, or by email during regular business hours.  Feel free to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check out our fun activities for your family to enjoy. 

Go to www.framinghamrec.com for information on Recreation programs we are offering this summer.

Stay Safe & Be Well!!  #StopTheSpread  

Previous Updates:

April 24, 2020-Due to the threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the following Framingham Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs properties are temporarily closed to the public. 
  • Buildings - Parks & Recreation Administration Building, Callahan Senior Center, Loring Arena, Maintenance & Operation Building, and all other Parks & Recreation Building.  
  • Recreational Facilities - Bowditch Field and Track, All Playgrounds, All Basketball Courts, All Tennis Courts, and Farm Pond Skate Park. Framingham City Beaches.
  • Athletic Fields - All Athletic Fields. Permits will not be issued at this time.
  • Recreation Programs – All Spring Recreation Programs have been cancelled until further notice. You will be contacted by Recreation Staff via email regarding refunds, credits, and rescheduling.


For more info on COVID-19 updates we invite you to visit Framingham Department of Public Health website.