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 Services and Programs, and Cemetery Operations. The administration of the department ensures the divisions operations are appropriate, cost-effective, and of the highest quality.

The mission of the Recreation Enterprise is to enhance the quality of life through enriching experiences that support the Westford community. The department provides high quality, safe activities and services designed to meet the year round interests of the community. Programs and services are provided in an efficient, cost-effective, affordable, and inclusive manner.
22 Town Farm Mail Box 2017 _2017
The mission of the Parks and Grounds Department is to ensure all park and grounds maintenance services 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.

Learn more about the Field Use Permits and Field Safety Information, the Parks & Recreation Facility List, the Beach Use Application, 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 


The Westford Parks & Recreation Spring-Summer 2018 Brochure has arrived! Find the brochure online at westfordrec.com.


Westford Partnership for Children (WPC)
After-School Enrichment Program for K-8:
Session 5 starts on April 30th


WPC (Westford Partnership for Children), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program, provides a safe, stimulating and fun environment Monday through Friday from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. The program is located at each elementary school, and Stony Brook Middle School, to ensure an easy and safe transition from the classroom to the program. WPC staff consists of seasoned, adult site directors who are supported by an energetic college and high school age staff—both directors and staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Excellent communication between the WPC team and Westford's school staff supports your child's academic, social, and emotional development. 

The WPC program encompasses a range of activities, including home work help, science exploration, math, technology, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, sports, and games. There are five sessions throughout the school year with new activities added in each session. Look for WPC 2017-2018 registration forms online at westfordrec.com or at Westford Parks & Recreation at 22 Town Farm Road.
Learn more about the WPC program at westfordrec.com.

Register at any time during the session.


Westford Partnership for Children (WPC) Special Programs


For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day, and full-week programs during school professional development days, school conferences, and February and April school vacations. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program. Learn more about WPC Special Programs at westfordrec.com.


Beaches, Swimming, Summer Weekly Programs and more!


Edwards Beach and Forge Pond are open during the summer season from June 17 through August 25. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beach Concession Stand hours are Monday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about Art at the Beach (daily arts & crafts projects for all ages), Friday Movie NightSwimming LessonsSummer Weekly Programs, and other summer activities, visit  About Waterfront and Summer Weekly Programs at the Westford Parks & Recreation website, westfordrec.com

View the Westford Parks & Recreation Beach Use Application if interested in having a beach gathering at either Forge Pond or Edwards Beach.


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.