Recreation Department

Mission Statement

Westford Recreation supports the community with safe and affordable programming. Programs are designed to engage participants with activities that are enriching, inclusive, and fun, many utilizing Town of Westford resources, such as Public School facilities, East Boston Camps, and Edwards Beach.

Annual Town Meeting Childcare -  Saturday, March 23, 2024

Westford Academy
8:45 AM to 4 PM, Ages 5 to 12
No drop-ins, pre-registration required.
REGISTER ONLINE by March 21. Learn more >

Parks & Recreation Commission

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

New Seasons New Programs at Westford Recreation 

Visit westfordrec.com for fall through summer Seasonal Programs. Visit often for new updates. Fall and winter highlights include Chess Club, LEGO Club, Cross Country - Nitehawks Track & Field, Pickleball, CPR and First Aid, Impact Sprints Academy with DJ Brock and Bollywood Dance.

PLUS Fall Programming with Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program. Learn more>

 Westford Partnership for Children (WPC)  
 Recreation's After School Enrichment Program for grades K-5

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. 

Westford Recreation's WPC program for grades K-5 runs Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 5:45 p.m. at the following seven schools: Abbot, Crisafulli, Day, Miller, Nabnasset, and Robinson. 
 
Register at any time! 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 Recreation Special Programs for K-8 
GREAT Programming During School Closings*

Winter School Vacation week will be here before you know it. Look for Rec's Special Program on February 20-23. Details to come!

Westford Recreation Special Programs provide support for parents and children with full-day and full-week programs during Westford Public School parent conferences, professional development days, and December, February, and April school vacations*. Special program events are educational, inspiring, and FUN, and include a variety of locations and activities.

December, February, and April Vacation Special Programs are available for grades K-8. 

Enrollment is open to children from Westford, as well as to children from Westford's surrounding communities.

Program event details, including fees, can be found on Special Program registration forms. Forms will be available three weeks prior to the event date, online, or at 65 Main Street, 3rd floor, in Westford. 

To register, or to learn more, visit Special Programs at westfordrec.com.

Westford Recreation Summer Weekly Programs for age 4-13

Westford 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. 

Our Summer Weekly Programs tap into three Town of Westford resources, Edwards Beach, Nabnasset School, and Burges Pond at East Boston Camps, providing a great summertime setting for beach and waterfront activities. All activities are monitored by certified lifeguards specifically hired for Recreation summer programs.

Enjoy SUMMER FUN with flexible full-week schedules, early arrival, extended day, and swim lesson options. Our summer weekly program offerings include:

SUMMER BEACH PARTY at Destination Exploration, East Boston Camps  Learn more>
Mid-August program coverage – just when you need it!  For ages 4-13. 

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. 

Learn more about ARPA funding for Westford Recreation's 2023 Summer Kids Club and the 2022-23 WPC Afterschool Program. Eligibility for this program is income and Westford residency based. For any questions please email bnash@westfordma.gov or call Brittany Nash at (978) 399-2564.

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.

Learn more at About Summer Weekly programs. Visit westfordrec.com for recreation program updates, or call our office at 978-692-5532. 

Beaches, Swimming, and more with Westford Recreation

The 2023 Beach Season has come to a close. Beaches will remain open, however
bathrooms and snack shacks are now closed at both Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach.

Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach 2023 Season: June 26 through August 19, 2023.
Beach hours and fees for the 2023 season:

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. 
Pricing for nonresidents is subject to change.
 
 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. Visit Summer Weekly Programs and other seasonal programs in early 2023 for updates in recreation programs, including swim lessons, and other summer activities

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!

Field Use Permits, Facility List, and EBC Site Application

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