Parks & Facilities

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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 Filed  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)
CEDARWOOD PLAYGROUND

7.0 Acres

Location:

25 Intervale Road, behind Brandeis University

 

Neighborhood playground with large children’s play area and basketball court.  Open grass area for recreational sports and games.  Area also has acres of undeveloped natural woodlands.  Accessible walkway completed in October 2002.

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

Dedicated the Bobby Connors Playground in 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                                                                                      

 

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 childrens play structure, basketball court, youth athletic field for baseball/softball, and water spray facility. 

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

Large multi-purpose athletic field with parking.  Athletic field utilized by WYSA during the spring/fall soccer seasons.  Planned renovations for 2012/2013

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

Time available to the public:
Weekdays until 4:00 p.m.
Summer availability end of June through end of August.

FITCH SPRAY PARK
Location:14 Ash Street

Time available to the public:
Summer availability end of June through end of August.

PETER GILMORE PLAYGROUND

1.35 Acres

Location:

90 Hall Street, corner of High Street

Small neighborhood park with childrens play area including two play structures with swings and three (3) lighted basketball courts.

Time available to the public:
No permits required to use facilities. Year round, dawn to dusk. Night lighting at basketball court area mid May though mid September, until 10:00 p.m.

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. Open field space utilized for soccer by Waltham Youth Soccer Association during the spring/fall months.  Significant improvements to recreational facilities were completed from 2000 - 2003.  Anticipated additional renovations for 2013/2014.

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Summer: North Waltham Baseball, April - August; Waltham High School (Tennis) March - June

Time available to the public:
With the exception of the baseball field and tennis courts as noted above all other 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.

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 opening in the Fall of 2000.

 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
No permits currently issued to reserve facilities.

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.  Facility improvements completed in 2000 - 2001. Little League Representatives constructed handicap accessible viewing area in 2005. New Water Spray Park added in 2008.  Additional renovations planned for 2012.

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.  Completely renovated in 2010 with CDBG 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.  Softball field utilized by Girls Softball Program.  Recreation Department sponsored programs are held throughout the year at this regional facility. 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Spring/Summer: Girls Softball, June - August; Waltham Recreation Dept.
Summer: Adult recreational programs reserving field week nights, June - August

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 improvements planned for 2012-2013. 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Permits required to reserve baseball fields.
Spring/Summer: Warrendale Little League, April - August

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 are scheduled for 2012/2013.

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, adult baseball leagues and home to Connie Mack League during the spring/summer months.  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 – 2010.  The final phase of improvements is scheduled for 2012-2013 which include water drainage improvements and a new children’s play area with water spray elements.

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

POND END TOT LOT

1.42 Acres

Location:

93 Winter Street, corner of Pond End School Lane

Small Neighborhood Park with limited playground equipment.  Anticipated improvements planned for 2013.

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.  Park includes picnic sites, walking trails and scenic vistas of Boston's skyline and mountains in the west.  Base area includes: Recreation Office, former Ski Lodge Building, picnic area and children's playground.  Prospect Hill Park Advocacy Group established in 1993 in support of protecting the environment.  A 10 year master plan developed for PHP in 1998.  Ongoing improvements are currently underway with continued improvements proposed for years to come.  The addition of a “Comfort Station” is planned for 2012/2013

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.

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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 months. 

Permits issued - reserving specified field(s)/facilities:
Girls softball and Adult co-ed softball week day evenings April - September

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

THOMPSON PLAYGROUND

Location:

95 Charles Street

Small neighborhood playground area with multi-basketball court area, childrens 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 newly  opened (6) multi use fields with parking 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.  A Field House building was constructed at the site opening 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 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 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.

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