Parks & Facilities

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City of Waltham OPEN SPACE PLAN
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Click here to see a list/map of all the Waltham Spray Parks available this Summer!

Permit information and availability of fields may vary from season to season. Please contact the Recreation Department for specific days and times of interest.  All organized group activities require a permit.  Facilities are for Waltham Residents, first and foremost.

Click below for quick guide to recreational parks and facilities:

  Playground Aquatic Spray Facility Open Space Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Baseball Field Softball Field  Soccer Field Specialty Recreation Hiking/ Walking

CedarwoodPlayground
25 Intervale Road

               

Bobby Connors Playground
20 Sunnyside St

             

Chemistry Park
110 Pine St

                 

Drake Playground
3 Hazel St

           

James P. Falzone Memorial Park
901 Trapelo Road

               

Fitch Spray Park
14 Ash St

                 

Peter Gilmore Playground
90 Hall St

               

Graverson Playground
16 Pine Vale Road

         

Hillcroft Playground
25 Hillcroft Road

               

"Jack" Koutoujian Playground
910 Moody St

           

Lazazzero Playground
7 Shore Road

           

Logan Park
120 Woerd Ave

                 

Lowell Field
190 Grove Street

   

Msgr. McCabe/ Warrendale Playground
90 Charlotte Road

         

McDonald Playground
8 Cutter Street

             

McKenna Playground
10 Whitcomb Street

             

Nipper Maher Park
65 Dartmouth Street

         

Pond End Tot Lot
93 Winter Street

                 

Prospect Hill Park
314 Totten Pond Road

           

Elsie Turner Field
421 Trapelo Road

                 

Thompson Playground
95 Charles Street

             

Veterans Memorial Athletic Complex
385 Forest Street

             

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
295 Totten Pond Road

                 

Cornelia Warren Field
210 Waverly Oaks Road

             
UNDEVELOPED WOODLAND AREAS (Recreation/Conservation)
FOREST STREET PARK
WALTHAM WOODS
CEDARWOOD PLAYGROUND

7.0 Acres

Location:

25 Intervale Road, behind Brandeis University

Currently Under Construction (2015)

Anticipated reopening of the Park late Fall 2015.  Renovations to include: children’s play structures, combined street hockey/basketball court area, exercise stations, sledding hill, walking path, open green space, shade canopy, neighborhood community garden area, water fountain, picnic tables, park benches, and solar trash receptacles.  All facilities will be ADA accessible.  

Time available to the public:

Year round - dawn to dusk. Annual Neighborhood Association reserves park to host neighborhood gathering in June each year. 

BOBBY CONNORS PLAYGROUND

2.98 Acres

Location:

20 Sunnyside St., corner of South St

Renamed the Bobby Connors Playground since June 2001 (formally known as Roberts Playground).  Neighborhood park with large children’s play area, basketball court, and small baseball/softball field.  Lower level athletic field is utilized by recreational groups for informal baseball/softball games.

Time available to the public:
Facilities are open year round dawn to dusk.

 
CHEMISTRY PARK
  Location: 110 Pine Street

Small neighborhood passive recreation area with shade shelter, picnic tables, game tables, park benches, and open green space.                                                                                

 

DRAKE PLAYGROUND

2.16 Acres

Location:

3 Hazel Street, across from Plympton Elementary School

Plympton Elementary School's outdoor play area.  Neighborhood park which includes children's play structure, basketball court, youth athletic field for baseball/softball, and water spray facility. 

Planned renovations for 2015 - 16

Time available to the public:
Year round, dawn to dusk, during non school hours

Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August

JAMES P. FALZONE MEMORIAL PARK

10.54 Acres

Location:

901 Trapelo Road, across from Our Lady's Church/School

Newly constructed synthetic turf multi-purpose athletic field opened in the fall of 2016.  Completely renovated park includes new athletic field, drainage improvements, parking lot improvements and development, site amenities, and connection to natural walking paths in surrounding open space properties 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Fall: Waltham Youth Soccer

Time available to the public:
Open Dawn to Dusk (Spring/Summer/Fall) Organized activities DO require a permit reservation

FITCH SPRAY PARK
Location:14 Ash Street

Time available to the public:
Summer availability end of June through end of August.
Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

PETER GILMORE PLAYGROUND

1.35 Acres

Location:

90 Hall Street, corner of High Street

Small neighborhood park with children's play area including two play structures with swings and three (3) basketball courts.

Planned reovations anticipated in 2015-16

Time available to the public:
No permits required to use facilities. Year round, dawn to dusk.

GRAVERSON PLAYGROUND

4.44 Acres

Location:

16 Pine Vale Rd; corner of Trapelo Rd

Neighborhood park with lighted basketball court, two (2) lighted tennis courts, small soccer field, little league baseball diamond and small parking area.  Baseball field utilized by Waltham Baseball League during the spring/summer months. 

 

Anticipated renovations scheduled for 2016

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Summer: North Waltham Baseball, April - August

Time available to the public:
With the exception of the baseball field, facilities are open dawn to dusk, year round. Tennis and Basketball courts are lit until 10:00 p.m. mid May through mid September.

HILLCROFT PLAYGROUND

2.42 Acres

Location:

25 Hillcroft Rd, off Forest St.

Small neighborhood playground area with 1/2 basketball court.

Anticipated Renovations planned for 2016-17

Time available to the public:
Year round, dawn to dusk

"JACK" KOUTOUJIAN PLAYGROUND

11.09 Acres

Location:

901 Moody St, beside Burger King Restaurant

Dedicated the Jack Koutoujian Playground in the Fall of 1997 (formally known as the Moody Street Playground). Youth softball field, basketball court, play structure, and skate park.  Major improvements to entire site in 1999 and 2000 including skate park which opened in the Fall of 2000.

 

Anticipated Renovations in 2016

Time available to the public:
Facilities are open year round, dawn to dusk.

LAZAZZERO PLAYGROUND

4.30 Acres

Location:

7 Shore Road, corner of Lake St, beside Hardy Pond

Neighborhood park abutting Hardy Pond with lighted basketball court, water spray facility, and (2) little league baseball fields. Baseball fields are the home fields for Waltham Baseball League running programs spring/summer/fall months.  New Water Spray Park constructed in 2008.  Park improvements including; fishing pier and boat ramp to Hard Pond, new children’s play structure, basketball court, perimeter walk way, site amenities, landscaping, drainage, and parking lot were opened in 2013  The Fishing Pier was dedicated to Patricia DiIeso.  The Walk way was dedicated in September of 2014.   

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Summer: North Waltham Baseball, April - August

Time available to the public:
With the exception of little league use, and summer season of water park, all other facilities are open to the public dawn to dusk.
Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June through late August

LOGAN PARK

.45 Acres

Location:

120 Woerd Ave

Small neighborhood park with children’s play equipment.  Renovations to this Park were under taken in 2010 and again in 2013 with CDGB  funds.

 

Time available to the public:
Open dawn to dusk, year round.

LOWELL FIELD

5.35 Acres

Location:

190 Grove St., corner of Willow Street

Community recreational facility for soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, walking path, water spray facility and parking areas.  Master Plan Improvements occurred 1997 to 2002.  Waltham's first water spray park opened in July of 2002. 

 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:

Organized team sporting events during the spring and summer seasons

Time available to the public:
Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 -5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August
Basketball court/tennis courts are lit until 10:00 p.m.; mid May through mid September

MSGR. MCCABE/WARRENDALE PLAYGROUND

4.86 Acres

Location:

90 Charlotte Road, behind Fitzgerald Elementary School

Fitzgerald Elementary School's outdoor play area.  Neighborhood park with (2) little league baseball fields, basketball court, (2) lighted tennis courts, and parking.  Baseball fields are home fields for Waltham's Warrendale Little League during the spring/summer/fall months.  Improvements to recreational facilities from 2007-2008, were completed at the same time as the new school was constructed.  Additional Capital Improvements including the addition of a water spray park, (2) tennis courts, basketball court, Little League baseball field, batting cage and pitchers warming up area, baseball field improvements

Permits issued - reserving Little League Baseball field:
Permits required to reserve baseball fields.
Spring/Summer/Fall: Little League, April - Oct

Time available to the public:
Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August

MCDONALD PLAYGROUND

.67 Acres

Location:

8 Cutter St., corner of Newton Street

Small neighborhood park with playground area, spray park facility and multi basketball courts. Major improvements to recreational facilities occurred from 2000-2003, with a new water spray park opened in 2003.

Time available to the public:
Year round, dawn to dusk
Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August

MCKENNA PLAYGROUND

3.15 Acres

Location:

10 Whitcomb Street, off Elm Street

Neighborhood playground with lighted major league baseball field home of Waltham Babe Ruth League.  Utilized by Waltham High School and Babe Ruth League during spring/summer months.   Area also has (2) lighted basketball courts, small children’s play structure and parking area.   Renovations to the field and basketball court completed in 2008.  Another phase of improvements addressing drainage, parking and open green space were completed in 2014.

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Summer Waltham High School, April - June; Babe Ruth League, April - September

Time available to the public:
With the exception of permits for the baseball field, all other facilities are open year round, dawn to dusk. Lighted basketball court is open until 10:00 p.m. mid May through mid September.

NIPPER MAHER PARK

18.50 Acres

Location:

65 Dartmouth Street, off South Street

Community recreational facility complete with lighted major league baseball field utilized by Waltham High School baseball teams, and adult baseball leagues.  Area also has (3) little league fields, home fields for Waltham Baseball League during the spring/summer/fall months, playground area, lighted basketball court, (3) lighted tennis courts and parking areas.  Onsite is a small maintenance garage, public restrooms, and (2) concession stand/press box buildings.  Ongoing capital improvements occurred from 2002 – 2014.  The final phase of improvements was completed in 2014 which include water drainage improvements and a new children’s play area with water spray elements.

 

A master plan of capital improvements was developed and implemented beginning in 2002.  The final phase was completed in 2014, with the addition of water spray elements, water drainage improvements, permanent walkway, improvements to children’s play structure, landscaping, tree plantings, park benches and the addition of the Brain Trail. This early learning activity based trail encourages mental and physical learning in a fun environment.  It was funded in collaboration with the United Way and Sallie Mae.

Permits issued - reserving Jake Dennis Field, Little League fields, and tennis courts (Baseball fields require permits for organized groups):
Spring/Summer: Little Nippers Little League, Waltham High School, Men's Over 30 League,
Connie Mack, April - August
Permits required for use of all baseball fields.

Time available to the public:
Facilities open dawn to dusk, year round.
Tennis/Basketball courts are lit mid May through mid September

Spray park facility - Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August

POND END TOT LOT

1.42 Acres

Location:

93 Winter Street, corner of Pond End School Lane

 

Small neighborhood park with completely renovated with new children’s play structure and open green space.  Picnic tables, park benches, landscaping, and safety fencing.  Park reopened in spring of 2015

Time available to the public:

Dawn to dusk, year round.

PROSPECT HILL PARK

252.22 Acres

Location:

North Entrance: 314 Totten Pond Road
South Entrance: Prospect Hill Road

Regional community park of natural woodlands with over 250 acres of undeveloped land, for passive recreation.  Park includes picnic sites, walking trails and scenic vistas of Boston's skyline and mountains in the west.  Base area includes: Former Ski Lodge Building, picnic area and children's playground.  

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Summer: Waltham Recreation Department Summer Fun Program held on site, late June - late August
Picnic permits to reserve picnic sites within the park - May through October

Time available to the public:
Year round, dawn to dusk
Picnic permits available to reserve a picnic site, otherwise picnic areas available on a first-come first-serve basis. Vehicle access road closed November though March. Foot traffic allowed year round dawn to dusk.

Click for Park Trail Map
(currently being updated)

Park Information

Information on Mosquito Control

Information on Tick borne Disease

 

ELSIE TURNER FIELD

6.00 Acres

Location:

421 Trapelo Road, across from Federal Records Center

Area includes youth softball field and small parking area utilized by Girl's Softball Program during the spring/summer/fall months.

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Girls softball weekday evenings/weekends April - October

Time available to the public:
Dawn to dusk, year round

THOMPSON PLAYGROUND

Location:

95 Charles Street

Small neighborhood playground area with basketball court area, children's play structure and water spray facility.  Water spray facility opened June 2005.

Time available to the public:
Year round, dawn to dusk
Spray Park: June - Aug: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday's 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday's 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. late June - late August

VETERANS MEMORIAL ATHLETIC FIELD COMPLEX

25 Acres

Location:

385 Forest Street

Waltham's multi use athletic fields, field house building and parking lot for 250 vehicles.  (4) synthetic turf fields opened in the fall of 2005 with (2) natural softball fields opened late summer 2006.  Fields utilized primarily by Waltham High School athletic teams, Waltham Youth Soccer Association, and other sport organizations. Field House building opened in  2008.

Permits are required to use fields by organized groups
Availability for varying days and times maybe limited throughout the seasons.

Time available to the public:
Most mornings the facility is available to general public. Vehicle access closed December through early March.

VETERANS MEMORIAL SKATING RINK

Location:

295 Totten Pond Road

Leased from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) Veterans Memorial Rink is open Mid September through Mid April. Ice is utilized by: Waltham High School , local youth hockey association, Bentley University, and local adult hockey groups, and other private organizations. Public Skating and Stick and Puck hours are scheduled throughout the winter months.

Check Veterans Rink link for specific hours, rental rates, and hours of operation. Skate Rentals were added in 2014 during Public Skating times.

CORNELIA WARREN FIELD

4.84 Acres

Location:

210 Waverley Oaks Road, at the corner of Beaver Street

Multi-purpose lighted athletic field for adult softball and youth football.  Utilized by adult softball league during the spring/summer months and practice field for Waltham Pop Warner Football from August through November.  Field is also utilized for numerous charitable organizations for fund raising events. 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities (permits are required to use fields by organized groups):
Fall: Pop Warner Football, August - November
Spring/Summer: Men's Adult Softball, May - September

Time available to the public:
Weekdays prior to times of permits, Saturday and Sundays.

 

UNDEVELOPED WOODLAND AREAS
(Recreation/Conservation)

FOREST STREET PARK

14.99 Acres

Location:

Along Forest Street

Natural woodlands between Patriot's Trail Girl Scouts facility and the Gann Academy.

WALTHAM WOODS

11.80 Acres

Location:

Entrance accessible along Beaver Street or through Patriots Trail/Girl Scout Property

Natural Woodlands property between Bentley College and Patriots Trail/Girl Scouts