Permits & Request Forms

In recent years, the City of Waltham has made significant financial investments to upgrade existing athletic fields and recreational facilities. Capital funds have also been allocated to construct additional athletic fields to meet the needs and demands for superior playing conditions by organized groups for recreational and competitive sports. It is a constant challenge to balance meeting the needs of Waltham groups and necessity of time for proper maintenance.

A permit is required to receive authorization to utilize many fields by an organized group.

If you are interested in reserving a particular athletic field or facility for an organized group, completion of an application is required. The permit application explains the process and policies and procedures of the Recreation Board.

Picnic Permits will only be issued at Prospect Hill Park.  Organized parties within parks will not be permitted.

1. Waltham Community Center - Facility Permit
2. Athletic Field and Recreation - Facility Permit
3. Picnic Permit
4. Dedication Policy and Procedure 

1. Waltham Community Center - Facility Permit Top of Page

Click to view and complete the policy and permit application for Recreation Facility Use

Please download and complete the form.  
The completed form can be emailed to Lisa Diblasi at

2. Athletic Field and Recreation Facility Permit Top of Page

Policy Statement
The City of Waltham’s Parks-Recreation Board has adopted the following policies regarding use of athletic fields and recreational facilities requiring a permit. Permits are required for organized groups using facilities.  The following policies and procedures govern all athletic fields and recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the Parks-Recreation Board.

Applications are available to download and must be submitted to the Recreation Department for consideration. Fees must be paid in full prior to receiving a permit.

Click the links below to view and complete the policy and permit application for Athletic Field and/or Recreation Facility Use.  Policy and Application forms can be emailed to

Please review, complete and/or sign all two documents below. Return the packet to Waltham Recreation Department by emailing
1 - 2021 Athletic Field and Recreation Facility Permit Policy
2 - Permit Application

3. Picnic Permit Top of Page

Picnic sites within Prospect Hill Park are available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in reserving a picnic site, you must obtain a picnic permit. Picnic Permits are issued between April and October during the calendar year. Picnic sites within the Park are restricted to no more than (40) people total. The base area site must be used for groups over (40). A police officer MUST be hired for groups over (50). No refunds will be given. In the event of inclement weather, we will provide an alternate date.

Rules and Regulations

  • A general ordinance of the City of Waltham prohibits any kind of alcoholic beverages on City property.
  • Only charcoal is to be used for cooking. No open fires.
  • No hunting, trapping or shooting.
  • Park is closed at dusk.

Spring & Summer 2021
The Base Area (Totten Pond Road entrance) will be closed for construction! 


4. Recreation Dedication Policy and Procedure Top of Page

Please click the link below and complete the application for a request for dedication.  When completed please return the application packet and required supporting information to the Recreation Department. Completed packets will be reviewed by the Dedication Subcommittee in November, February and May annually.

Click to download dedication request form

Mail to:
Waltham Recreation Department
510 Moody St
Waltham, MA  02453