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.


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


REGISTER AT ANY TIME!

(See link below for your child's Pod designation)
POD A REGISTRATION 
POD B REGISTRATION 

For the 2020/2021 school year, a modified Westford Partnership for Children After School Enrichment Program (WPC) will operate at the Millennium Building. The program provides a safe, stimulating and fun environment, Monday through Friday, beginning with school dismissal and running through 5:00 or 5:30 p.m., depending on grade. 

Flexible Scheduling
The WPC program offers families the flexibility to register from 1 to 5 days a week.  Please note, selected days are for the entire session and may not be changed.  If you join a session already in progress, the session fee will be prorated from the day your child attends the program.  

Safety
WPC participants will be transported directly from their respective schools to the Millennium Building, ensuring an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. The program is aligned with the current health and safety protocols for school reopening, including social distancing, use of masks/face coverings, and mask breaks. In addition, all WPC staff maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.

Support and Socialization with Social Distancing 

The WPC program will provide supervised asynchronous learning during afternoon school hours. During this time, staff will be available to offer technical support and help with understanding assignments.  Upon completion of the school day, participants will transition to a wide range of after school activities, including homework help, outdoor play, arts & crafts, sports, games and more. 

WPC at the Millennium allows children to connect with their peers in a safe and meaningful way – we’re in this together!

Visit westfordrec.com for more information or contact our office at (978) 692-5532.


Beaches, Swimming, Summer Weekly Programs and more

Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach, including the beach bathrooms, have been closed for the season as of 8/23/2020. 

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.