Park & Recreation

3/16/2020 - Parks and Fields:
Needham Public Health has advised that all public playgrounds and fields are closed. Play structures and park furniture are not sterile surfaces nor suitable locations for social distancing. Currently, we are urging people to refrain from gathering in large groups. We understand, especially with children at home, that people want to spend time outdoors. Trails are still open for your enjoyment. You can find out more at:

COV-19 Programming Update 03.12.20


General Services

The Park and Recreation Commission and Department provides year-round recreation opportunities and leisure services for Needham residents of all ages. The goal is to provide opportunities that are safe and fun, and promote healthy living.

Park and Recreation is proud of the benefits that recreation and parks provide to our community, including environmental, economic, community and personal benefits.

We are currently HIRING for our Winter/Spring season! Take a look at our Employment page for more information!

2020 Summer Registration

Summer Program Registration BEGINS on:

Wednesday, March 25th at 9:00AM!!

Ways to register:
- Register online
- Register in-person at the Park and Recreation Office (178 Rosemary Street)
- Register by mail:
Mail your registration form and payment (Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover) to:
Park and Recreation
178 Rosemary Street
Needham, MA 02494

2020 Summer Brochure

TSummer 2020_Page_01he 2020 Summer Brochure (PDF) is the complete listing of all programs that Park and Recreation will offer this Fall at locations throughout Needham.

Please use a Registration Form (PDF) if you are planning on registering in-person or by mail.

The Park and Recreation Department no longer mails a paper brochure to every residence in Needham, and will only print a limited number of the brochures each season. Printed brochures will be available at the Park and Recreation Office, the Town Managers Office in Town Hall, the Needham Public Library, the Police Department-Dispatch Desk and The Center at the Heights.
View the archive of past brochures, and select the season/year you would like to view.


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Spring Sports 2019

View information about our Spring Field Preparation Packet (PDF).

Don't forget to sign up for our 'Notify Me' list to be information about future Field Status'.

Park and Recreation on Social Media!

Like us on Facebook - Town of Needham - Park and Recreation!!

Follow us on Instagram - Needham P&R OR TGIF_Nights(for our Youth Center/Middle School participants!) 

See what we are up to on YouTube!

  • The 2012 Summer Program Staff went with the popular idea of creating a video to a very famous song as a way to welcome participants and their families to the summer: 
    View the Summer Program Staff video 
  • The 2012 Rosemary Pool staff decided to create a video of memorable moments from the past season as a fun way to wind down and reflect on all the fun of the summer: 
    View the Rosemary Pool Staff video