Field Status

Monday, September 21, 2020:

NEW HIGHLIGHTS:

All fields are OPEN today. 

**As we begin to have permitted users back on our fields this fall we are asking that all residents of Needham and visitors to our Town fields please continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols that are in place and that our permitted user groups have agreed to maintain during their use of the fields. Please remain socially distant, only one spectator per athlete, wear a face covering - even while participating in activities, and continue to have good hand hygiene by washing your hands and using hand sanitizer often. If you have been sick, are waiting on a COVID-19 test, or have traveled out of Massachusetts please do not attend activities at the fields prematurely to continue to combat the spread of coronavirus. Lastly - all fields in Needham are carry-in and carry-out for trash. Please do not liter or leave trash on our fields as it impacts the maintenance programs we have in place to keep Needham's fields in the amazing shape they are in. The more time our parks team needs to spend picking up trash equates to less time tending to fields, and ultimately could reduce the number of fields that we are able to safely keep open for the entire season. 
Please do your part - wear a face covering, stay 6' apart, and do not leave your trash behind.  We're all in this together #FortheLoveofNeedham**

No fields (including synthetic turf fields), may be used if there is standing water or during thunder or lightning.

From the Town of Needham

Town Urges Residents to Take Precautions as West Nile Virus Found in Needham Mosquitos

Needham Public Health has been notified that mosquitoes found in Needham have tested positive for West Nile Virus. As such, the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health has raised our alert level for West Nile Virus to Moderate.

A risk level of moderate means residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

• Avoid mosquito bites by using an insect repellent with an EPA registered active ingredient such as DEET.
• Limit time outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
• When venturing outdoors wear long pants and long shirts whenever possible.
• Consider rescheduling activities planned for dawn or dusk for a time when mosquitoes are less active.
• Avoid areas known to have a high mosquito population.
• Remove standing water from around your home.

For more information about West Nile Virus visit www.mass.gov/mosquitoesandticks. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Needham Public Health at 781-455-7940.