Parks & Recreation Department

Mission Statement


The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to ensure the smooth, efficient operation, management and administration of the overall workings of the department's three divisions: Parks and Grounds, Recreation Programs and Services, and Cemetery Operations. 

The mission of the Recreation Enterprise 

is to provide experiences that enhance the quality of life for residents in and around the Westford area.
To that end, the Parks & Recreation Department offers high quality, safe programs and services, designed to meet the year round interests of the community.
The programs and services are provided in a cost-effective, affordable, and inclusive manner.

Visit us at 65 Main Street, 3rd floor

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The mission of the Parks and Grounds Department is to provide park and grounds maintenance services that are appropriate, cost-effective, and of the highest quality. The employees work to preserve and enhance Westford's active and passive recreation areas, municipal grounds, monuments, playgrounds, beaches, skate park, sand volleyball court, tennis and basketball courts.

Field Use Permits, Facility List, and EBC Site Application


Learn more about the Field Use Permits and Field Safety Information, the Parks & Recreation Facility List, and the Stony Brook Conservation Land - EBC Site Application.

Parks & Recreation Commission


View details and a full member list of the Parks and Recreation Commission

New Seasons New Programs at Westford Parks & Recreation 


Westford Parks & Recreation Fall-Winter programs are now available online.


WPC  Update: Westford Partnership for Children (WPC) at the Millennium 
After-School Enrichment Program for Grades 1-8


Due to the impact of COVID-19, the WPC After School Program will be closed as of November 13. At this time, it remains unclear when the program will resume. Please visit the Parks & Recreation website at westfordrec.com for status updates, or call our office at 978-692-5532.


Beaches, Swimming, Summer Weekly Programs and more

The Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach 2020 season ran from June 29 through August 23, with the following hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about next season, including Swimming LessonsSummer Weekly Programs for children, and other summer activities, visit  About Waterfront and Summer Weekly Programs at the Westford Parks & Recreation website, westfordrec.com

Bathrooms are available at Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach during the summer season only.

For information about the Town of Westford Season Beach Pass for nonresidents, visit About Waterfront, at westfordrec.com.

Edwards Beach and Forge Pond are community resources to be enjoyed by the public year round from dawn to dusk. During the off-season, please help us keep these facilities clean by following a Carry-in/carry-out trash protocol. We appreciate your help!


Winter Clean Up Reminder for Westford Cemeteries 

  
Please remember that artificial flowers, wreaths, sprays, and potted decorations are only permitted from December 1st through April 1st. Baskets or other containers, not of a permanent nature, must be removed by the owners if they choose to preserve them, otherwise they will be removed. One flower bed is allowed on each monument lot and cannot extend more than 12" from the base of the monument.

Learn more about Westford Cemeteries and the Westford Cemetery Commission.