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Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do!

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

Framingham’s Callahan Senior Center also offers a wider variety of programs for Framingham’s active and engaged senior population.

People Kayaking Beaches
The town operates three beaches that are staffed from mid-June to mid-August. Beach tags go on sale in June of each year and can be purchased from the Recreation Office at 475 Union Avenue. The coast of a beach tag is $15 per resident or $40 for a family pass.
  • Learned Pond Beach - Located on Lower Shawmut Terrace (off Prindiville Avenue)
  • Saxonville Beach - Located on Lake Road (off Old Connecticut Path near the Wayland town line)
  • Waushakum Beach - Located at 54 Nipmuc Road (off Route 126 near the Ashland town line)

Indoor Recreation

  • Danforth Gym and Recreation Hall - Pearl Street: The gym is open seven days a week for various recreation programs and group activities
  • Joseph P. Keefe Pool - Winter Street: Owned and operated by the Keefe Technical School, the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department offers public and senior citizen swim times October through April. Swim lessons are given on Saturday mornings in the fall and spring
  • Edward F. Loring Skating Arena - Fountain Street: The town operates this municipal skating arena for area groups on a rental basis. The Arena is home to the Bay Path Figure Skating Club and Framingham Youth Hockey. Public skating and stick time is available September through April

Playgrounds & Fields
The Department of Parks and Recreation manages over 30 athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds throughout town. Fields and playgrounds operated by the school department are available to the general public after school hours.

Playgrounds 
  • Anna Murphy Playground1 - Cove Street and Lake Avenue
  • Arlington Street Playground
  • Barbieri Elementary1, 3, 4 - 100 Dudley Road
  • Bates Road Playground1 - Off Hollis Street near Ashland town line
  • Brophy Elementary1, 3 - 575 Pleasant Street
  • Butterworth Park1, 2, 3, 4 - Grant Street and Bishop Street
  • Danforth Park Playground1 - Off Cottage Street
  • Dunning Elementary1 - 48 Frost Street
  • Juniper Hill Elementary1 - Upper Jocelyn Avenue
  • King School1, 2 - Off Water Street
  • Mary Dennison Park1, 2, 3 - Beaver Street
  • Mason Park - Off Maple Street and Franklin Street
  • McCarthy Elementary1, 2, 3 - Off Flagg Drive
  • Oakvale Park - Burbank Circle off Hadley Road
  • Potter Road Elementary1, 2, 3 - 492 Potter Road
  • Reardon Park1, 2 - Brownlea Road off Old Connecticut Path
  • Roosevelt Park2 - Fay Street and Seminole Avenue
  • Stapleton Elementary - 25 Elm Street
  • Sucker Pond / Fairbanks Road - Off Worcester Road / Route 9
  • Walsh Athletic Complex1 - 301 Brook Street
  • Woodfield Playground - Sloane Drive off Water Street
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary - Beaver Street and Leland Street

Athletic Fields
  • Bowditch Field - 475 Union Avenue: Framingham’s Main Athletic Complex and includes football and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and a full track
  • Cameron Middle School - 215 Elm Street: Baseball fields 
  • Fuller Middle School - 31 Flagg Drive: Soccer fields
  • Butterworth Park1,2,3,4 - Bishop and Arthur Streets: Also includes a playground 
  • Walsh Athletic Complex - 301 Brook Street: Baseball fields with a playground 

1 Includes baseball / softball fields
2 Includes basketball courts

3 Includes soccer / football fields
4 Includes tennis courts

Trails & Passive Recreation
State Parks
  • Callahan State Park - Off Millwood Street: This park features hiking, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, and cross-country skiing
  • Cochituate State Park - In Natick at 43 Commonwealth Road: A regional park featuring boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes

Town Conservation Land
  • Arthur Morency Woods - Located at the end of Arthur Street: Conservation area with trails for hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Carol Getchell Trail - Behind Stapleton School: Conservation area offers trails for hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Cochituate Brook Reservation - Old Connecticut Path just south of Brownlea Road: This 27-acre conservation property offers trails for hiking and cross country skiing
  • Farm Pond - Dudley Road: Walking trails, fishing, non-powered boats, and group outings
  • Macomber - Badger Road: Hiking and cross-country skiing.
  • Wittenborg Woods - Wayside Inn Road: Hiking and cross country skiing; The main trail also connects with the Bay Circuit Trail which leads to Sudbury's Nobscot Conservation Land to the north and the Sudbury Valley Trustee's Gross Tract to the south

Private Land
  • Garden in the Woods - 180 Hemenway Road: A 45-acre botanical retreat operated by The New England Wildflower Society with over 1,600 varieties of plants and wildflowers

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