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 Summer programs are now available online at westfordrec.com.

Westford Partnership for Children (WPC)  


Parks & Recreation's After School Enrichment Program


Since 2004, Westford Partnership for Children has provided the community with a safe, stimulating, and fun environment for Westford’s school children during after school hours. WPC’s experienced staff fosters meaningful relationships with each student, while focusing on three critical concepts: safety, positive youth development, and academic enrichment and support. 

Parks & Rec's WPC program for grades K-8 runs Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 5:45 p.m. at the following seven schools: Abbot, Crisafulli, Day, Miller, Nabnasset, Robinson, and Stony Brook Middle School. 

Session One starts on August 31, 2021 - register now! 

To register, or to learn more, visit About WPC.
Visit westfordrec.com for recreation program updates, or call our office at 978-692-5532. 

Westford Parks & Recreation 2021 Summer Weekly Programs


Fun-filled with great activities all summer long!  Choose up to ten weeks of full day and full week programming, with early arrival and extended day options.



Parks & Recreation Summer Weekly programs for children are packed with activities designed for each program’s mission and age group. Led by the Site Directors who run our popular afterschool enrichment program (WPC), these lively, full-week programs are staffed with energetic counselors – high school and college aged – who are First Aid and CPR certified.

SUMMER WEEKLY PROGRAMS: 

Summer Beach Party at Destination Exploration, East Boston Camps  Learn more>
program full - registration closed
Program coverage during the first and last two weeks of summer.
For ages 4-13, Monday-Friday
Directors: Parks & Rec Staff Site Directors
Three-week program with full-day, full-week or partial week, early arrival, and extended day options. Week 1 from
June 22-25; Week 2 and 3 from August 16-27.

Kids Club at the Nabnasset School  Learn more>

Fast-Paced, fun-filled activities, both inside and outdoors, for children at all levels. 
For ages 4-13, Monday-Friday
Directors: Parks & Rec Staff Site Directors 
Seven-week program with full-day, full-week or partial week, early arrival, extended day, and swim lesson options. These seven weekly programs run from June 28 through August 18, 2021.

Destination Exploration at East Boston Camps  Learn more>

Classic summertime activities in a classic summertime setting
at East Boston Camps (EBC).
For ages 7-13, Monday-Friday
Directors: Parks & Rec Staff Site Directors
Seven-week program with full-day, full-week or partial week, early arrival, and extended day options. These seven weekly programs run from June 28 through August 18, 2021.

Learn more or register at About Summer Weekly Programs on westfordrec.com.

 Visit westfordrec.com for recreation program updates, or call our office at 978-692-5532. 

Beaches, Swimming, and more with Westford Parks & Rec


The 2021 season for Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach runs from
June 21 through August 27.



Beach hours and fees are as follows:
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: Westford Residents are free, but must have proof of residency.
Nonresidents are $5 per person, per day. (Charge includes access to the
Forge Beach Playground and the Ronan McElligott playground at Edwards Beach.)
Nonresidents may purchase a season pass at the beaches for $75 for a family of five.
Three and under, and 65 and over are free.

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

For additional information about Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach visit About Waterfront at westfordrec.com. For additional information, or to register for 2021 recreation programs, including swim Lessons
and other summer activities, visit Summer Weekly Programs and Spring-Summer Programs at westfordrec.com

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

Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach 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.