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Open Space Recreation
Mission Statement:
The increasing interest in a wide variety of recreational activities for Northborough residents and non-residents has heightened the importance of providing quality programming, athletic fields and parks in Northborough. The limited land area available for such activities has placed a greater importance on protecting and preserving the Town's facilities and fields, as well as acquiring new passive and active recreational space for our growing community. Various interests strive to serve the Town's needs through:

Efficient management of the Town's recreational facilities, parks and fields

Offering year-round recreational programming for all ages

Sponsoring special community and school events

Working with community groups to provide recreational activities

Criteria for Evaluating Recreation Opportunities

Preserves, develops and enhances town-owned land into recreational space for Northborough citizens of all ages.

Assists in the planning of recreational facilities.

Serves passive as well as active uses to serve the diverse recreation needs of the community.

Provides access for disabled residents wherever possible.

Maximize the utility of land already owned by Northborough for recreational purposes.

Repairs/Maintenance/Enhancement (e.g. construction and/or acquisition of new facilities).

Offer a range of recreational opportunities to all residents, regardless of age, gender or disability.

Indoor sporting and recreational activities as supported by enhanced gymnasiums or recreation centers.

Support the use of a given location for a range of recreational uses.


Project To Illuminate Flagpole Is Completed


 The project to light the flagpole at Ellsworth McAfee Memorial Park was completed on time for the observance of Memorial Day.

The Northborough Parks and Recreation Commission would like to take this opportunity to thank those citizens of Northborough who approved the expenditure of CPA funds at Town Meeting for the project.

The Commission also extends it's thanks to the CPC Committee and it's Chairman, John Campbell. Kathy Joubert, Allison Dettorre and Kara Buzanowski of the Town of Northborough Staff and Sean Durkin of Upright Construction, without whose tireless efforts this project to honor those men who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country would not have been possible.

The Northborough Parks & Recreation Commission

Northborough Town Hall  63 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
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