Field Status

Tuesday, August 11, 2020:

NEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Williams multi-purpose field is CLOSED today. Mills Field is CLOSED until further notice due to an irrigation break. All other fields and diamonds are OPEN for PASSIVE recreation and approved permitted use. 

Non-profit organizations that are interested in permitting the fields should email the Park and Recreation Department at parkandrecreation@needhamma.gov.

If it begins to rain no field (including synthetic turf) 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.


WHAT’S OPEN:
Tennis courts at Mills Field and Needham High School are open to residents of Needham with a Tennis Badge for singles or doubles play with proper social distancing. No private lessons are allowed at any public tennis court. Newman Tennis Courts are open after 2:00pm on weekdays and on weekends for public use. From 8:00am - 2:00pm the courts are reserved for Park and Recreation programming.

Williams multi-purpose field is CLOSED today. Mills Field is CLOSED until further notice due to an irrigation break.  All other fields and diamonds are OPEN for PASSIVE recreation and approved permitted use. DeFazio Track is open for PASSIVE recreation. 

The playgrounds at Mitchell Elementary, Cricket Field, Perry Park, Greene's Field, Walker-Gordon, and Claxton are OPEN for public use.
Newman Elementary, Williams Elementary (front playground only), Eliot and Broadmeadow are open after 2:00pm on Weekdays and over the weekends for public use. Between 8:00am and 2:00pm these playgrounds are reserved for programming being run by the Town.  All other playgrounds remain closed.