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Franklin Recreation Department
“just for the fun of it”
Contact Information:
Contact TypeContact Information
Director of Recreation
Recreation Program Coordinator
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
275 Beaver Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 613-1666
(508) 520-4976
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30-6:30pm
Friday 8:30-1:30pm
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Welcome to the Franklin Recreation Department's website  
You will find information regarding:
Programs and activities we offer are listed under ONLINE REGISTRATION
Parks and playgrounds are listed under FIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS
Department policies listed under POLICIES
Chilson Beach listed under BEAVER POND
Franklin youth sports organization links
and much more...
The Recreation Department has relocated.  Our offices are now open at 275 Beaver Street.  The new offices will only have administrative offices through December 31.  Our programming space will not reopen until after the first of the year (Jan 2016).  Our childrens programs will be back in operation for winter (session 2).  For more information, please call our office at (508) 613-1666.

New Franklin Rec iPhone App
We are working on a new application for iPhone and Android users to better serve our customers.  The new app will feature an advanced online registration process as well as weather notifications, events, newsletter, social media, popular program info (basketball, NFL flag, lacrosse, field hockey) and much more.  On October 15, look for our app in the iTunes App store and Google play stores.

Video on Franklin parks
Check out this video which was shot and edited by Nick Nurnberg with a drone.  Spotlight on Franklin parks and playgrounds.

Check out our:Winter Brochure
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa: DATE CHANGE to 12/10.

The Recreation Brochures are published quarterly.
Winter Brochure: Registration opens the 1st Monday in November
Spring Brochure: Registration opens the 1st Monday in February
Summer Brochure: Registration opens the 1st Monday in April
Fall Brochure: Registration opens the 1st Monday in August

The Recreation Department has constructed an 18 hole disc golf course at Dacey Community Field.  The course features a par 62 blue (professional tees) and red (amateur) tee distances for all abilities.  The course is viewed by avid disc golfers as one of the better disc golf courses in the area.  The course was designed and constructed by Director of Recreation, Ryan Jette and Assistant Town Engineer, Jay Mello.  Jay continues to work on making the course better weekly by organizing a team of volunteers to construct bridges, tee pads, optional basket locations.  For more information about disc golf, please contact the Recreation Department at 520-4909


The Recreation Department is committed to provide quality recreational programs and facilities to the residents of Franklin.  By providing consistency, dependability and an obligation to our residents and the programs they partake, we strive to elevate the quality of life for our community.

The Recreation Department is a service-based department.  We work interactively with local sports associations, school departments, individual Town residents, private groups, church and civic groups, as well as other Town departments.  In the course of a given year, over 8,000 people are affected by Recreation operations.  Our clientele continues to increase each year.  Recreation is responsible for scheduling all fields, playgrounds, and courts.  The Recreation Department continues to serve the residents in the area of recreation and leisure services.  Our department handles everything from sporting activities for children, to families in need.

·       Coordinate recreational activities with the youth sports organizations, school department, and other citizens groups.
·       Better utilize and renovate parks, ball fields, and conservation land within the Town of Franklin.
·        Improve the quality of life and involve residents in recreational programs.
·       Establish new programs as self-supporting and explore ways of generating additional revenue through grants, donations and fundraising.
·       Recreation activities are coordinated through our office, which is comprised of one full time director and one full time clerical staff person.
~The Recreation Advisory Board is looking for additional volunteers who are interested in promoting the planning of programs for Franklin residents.

NEW Refund Policy: Refunds are only issued in the event of a canceled program or if there is a medical emergency with a doctor's note. A $10 fee will be charged for all refunds.

NEW!!!  Going forward, anyone wishing to apply for program assistance for a youth sports program (not offered through the Recreation Department), should apply directly through that organization.  For a list of youth sports organization contacts, please click on the link for Franklin Youth Sports Organizations.
The Recreation Department has established a Program Assistance Fund for all Recreation programs offered through the Town of Franklin.  The Program Assistance Fund was established with the understanding that there are residents who cannot afford the registration fee and are therefore unable to participate.  The sole purpose of this fund is to find ways to give every child and family the opportunity to participate in recreation activities while providing a mechanism for equitable treatment and optimal accommodation for resident families in need.
The Recreation Department has an application process for families in need of financial assistance with signing their children up for programs.  Please download a copy of the form below and mail/bring to our office at least two weeks prior to close of registration.

Recreation Program Survey

The Recreation Department is seeking some help in determining which programming you would like to see.
Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey so we can make improvements to our progams and services.
As always, if you have suggestions, please let us know.

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