Framingham Recreation

Within the town of Framingham, Massachusetts there many opportunities for recreational activity. The town is home to a wide range of facilities including parks, beaches, golf courses, hiking, fishing, organized sports leagues and much more.

Framingham Parks, Sports Fields & Playgrounds - detailed listing of public parks, sports fields and playgrounds located within the town of Framingham, Massachusetts.

The Town of Framingham operates three public beaches which are staffed from mid June to late August. Beach tags are available from the Park & Recreation Department for $10.00 per resident or $30.00 per resident family. Daily passes are available for $3.00 per person, per day. Non-resident rates are available.

A day at the beach in Framingham. [photo]

  • Learned Beach
    Located on Learned Pond at Lower Shawmut Terrace (off Prindiville Ave).

  • Saxonville Beach
    Located on Lake Cochituate at Lake Road (off Old Connecticut Path, near Wayland town line).

  • Waushakum Beach
    Located on Waushakum Pond at Nipmuc Road (off Winthrop St, near Rt. 126 and Ashland town line).

Callahan State Park
The park offers walking and hiking through acres of undisturbed natural beauty. Enjoy horseback riding, fishing, or a picnic. No admission fees.

Callahan State Park
Millwood St.
Framingham, MA 01701

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Carol Getchell Nature Trail
The 1/2 mile trail runs behind the Stapleton and Cameron Schools along the Sudbury River. Access points are: Sudbury Landing (by the Old Danforth St. Bridge), behind the Stapleton School & Jonathan Maynard Children's Center/Edwards Church Cemetary off Elm St., and end of Little Farms Road. Some boardwalk along marshy areas. To join Adopt A Trail program, contact the Friends of Saxonville.

Cochituate Rail Trail
The Cochituate Rail Trail is a proposed multi-use trail which will extend from Saxonville to Natick Center, a distance of 4 miles. The Framingham section of trail is currently under development. A short section of trail may open to the public soon. The Natick section is in the planning stage. For the most recent update, check the Cochituate Rail Trail Web site,

Danforth Museum of Art
Traditional and Contemporary art exhibits, Children's Gallery, Museum Shop, and school. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission fees.

Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Ave. Framingham, MA 01702

Garden in the Woods
A 45 acre botanical retreat operated by The New England Wildflower Society containing over 1600 species and varieties of plants and wildflowers.

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
(508)877-7630, ext. 3302

Loring Skating Arena
Public ice skating, Birthday Parties, lessons and leagues use the rink at different times, call for schedule and available services. You can also rent ice-skates, and there is a well stocked skate shop and snack bar.

Lessons are available in the winter through the Framingham Park and Rec Dept.
Operated seasonally from just after Labor Day until Mid-April
Loring Arena is located on the corner of Fountain St. & Mt. Wayte Ave, (Next to Keefe Tech).
Phone: (508)620-4877 for more info.

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest
Accredited Non-profit community school offering private and group lessons in all instruments, including voice, group classes in dance and drama, and early childhood music and movement. Home of the Performing Arts Youth Symphony Orchestra, Blazers Jazz Band, Moving West Repertory Dance Theatre and the Mosaic Chorus.

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest
140 Pearl Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Contact: Inga Synnestvedt
Phone: (508)875-5554

Non-Profit Recreation Groups and Organizations

Babe Ruth Baseball League - (more information to be added soon).

Bay Path Figure Skating Club - register in early Sept. For info call (508) 429-1798. Programs include beginner skating, Free Style, Parent/Tot program, Adult Lessons, and precision skating teams.

Framingham Girls Fastpitch Softball This program is for girls in grades K-8, and offers instructional, developmental and competitive levels of fastpitch softball.

Framingham United Soccer Club - ages 6 & up. Registration for Spring season or other information, call 508-875-3872.

Framingham Little-Big League - offers different levels of play and competitiveness for children between the ages of 6 and 12 in baseball, and children between the ages of 8 and 14 in softball.

Framingham Youth Hockey - All levels up to 16 years of age. Beginners age 5-9.

Pop Warner Football - Football and Cheerleading programs for boys and girls ages 7-15. FWP is a non profit organization committed to building leadership, learning skills, teamwork and discipline in the young participants of both programs. Member Pop Warner Bay State Conference of Massachusetts.

TBA Basketball is the largest youth basketball league in Framingham. Open to all boys and girls in grades 4-12. The season runs from Jan 2nd to mid March. All games are played in Framingham with teams drafted evenly for competitive games.

Framingham Youth Lacrosse , up to age 14. Spring & informal fall seasons.

Town of Framingham, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
The Town of Framingham offers a variety of programs ranging from arts and crafts to yoga, including swimming, skating, tennis, and other sporting, play, and recreational activities. Pre-school playgroups, youth and adult trips, and many special events. The Park & Rec. office is located in the brick building just inside the Union Ave. entrance to Bowditch Field.

For more information browse the list of PARK & REC PROGRAMS, or contact:

Framingham Parks and Recreation Dept.
475 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702