Swim & Splash in MetroWest

Swim & Splash Summer Fun in MetroWest

Ashland:

Ashland State Park

Hours:  10am-6pm

Cost: $8.00 / MA Vehicle $10 / Non-MA Vehicle

Park allows swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, bicycling, and hiking.  Waterfront currently unguarded until further notice

 

Bellingham

Arcand Park Beach and Silver Lake Beach

Hours: 9am-6pm

Parking pass required.  No lifeguard on duty.

 

Framingham:

Learneds Pond (Shawnut Terrace off of Prindiville Avenue)

Saxonville Beach (Lake Road)

Lake Waushakum (Nipmuc Terrace)

Hours: 10am-7pm

Cost: $3.00 / Framingham Resident and $6.00 / Non-Resident

 

Holliston

Lake Winthrop Stoddard Park (Norfolk St.)

Pleasure Point Beach (Pleasure Point Road) **RESIDENTS OF HOLLISTON ONLY**

Hours: July: 10:30am – 6 pm (weekends); 11am-5pm (weekdays)

              August: 11am-6pm (weekends); 10:30am-5pm (weekdays)

Lifeguard-staffed. Beach stickers or day passes are required for entrance into the beach.

 

Hopkinton

Hopkinton State Park

Hours: 8am-8pm

Cost: $8.00 / MA vehicle, $10.00 / non-MA vehicle

Swimming areas supervised by DCR lifeguards from late May through Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day.   Boat launch in parking lot for residents use

 

Sandy Island Beach **RESIDENTS OF HOPKINTON ONLY**

 

Hudson

Centennial Beach

Hours: 9am-7pm (Weekdays), 11am-7pm (Weekends and Holidays)

Cost: $5.00 Resident, $10 Non-Resident

Fully lifeguard staffed during those hours. 

 

Cellucci Skate & Splash Pad

Hours: 9am-7pm Daily

Cost: Free

The Cellucci Skate & Splash Park has been specifically designed with features for every age group.  Children & adults alike will enjoy the playground, splash pad, sculpted in-ground skate park, bocce court, gazebo pavilion and picnic areas.  The Park is also located just 500 feet from the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT) where it crosses the intersection of South Street and Broad Street.

 

Marlborough

World War II Memorial Beach

Hours: 11am-6:45pm

Cost: $10 / Vehicle (Non-Marlborough Residents), Free (Marlborough Residents)

Lifeguards on duty every day.

 

Artemas Ward Wading Pool

in Marlborough

Hours: 12pm-6pm

Cost: Free

 

Milford

Fino Field Pool

Casey Pool

Hours: 12pm-6pm (Weekdays), 11am-7pm (Weekends)

Cost: Daily fees are $1 for children, $2 resident adult, and $3 non resident.

Fully lifeguard-staffed.

 

Natick:

Memorial Beach

Hours: 10:30am-7pm (weekdays), 11am-7pm (weekends)

Cost: $8.00 / MA vehicle, $10.00 / non-MA vehicle

Splash Pad at Assabet Park (Courtesy of Northborough Recreation)

Cochituate State Park

Hours: 8am-8pm

Cost: $5.00 / Resident, $10.00 / non-Resident

Fully lifeguard staffed.  Swimming, boating, windsurfing, and fishing allowed; Jet skis not allowed on lake

 

Northborough

Assabet Park Splash Pad

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 12pm-6pm, Weekends 10am-4pm

Cost: Free

Roughly the same dimensions as a basketball court, it offers several different water features such as bubblers, misters and geysers!

 

Sudbury

Atkinson Pool

Hours: 5:30am-9pm (Weekdays), 7am-3:45pm (Weekends)

Cost: $9.00 / Residents, $10.00 / Non-Residents

Open year-round, indoor pool, fully-staffed with lifeguards

 

Wayland

Wayland Town Beach

Hours: 10am-8pm (Through July), 10am-7pm (August)

Cost:  $5.00 / Resident, $10 / Non-Resident

The Beach offers fresh water swimming, family events, sailboat, canoe and kayak rentals, a playground, sand volleyball court, half-court basketball, tetherball, sailing and swimming lessons, and ADA accessible kayak launch and dock. Other amenities include Free Parking, Outdoor Showers, Changing Rooms, Restrooms, and a Full Concession Stand.

Community Spotlight - Hudson

Overview

Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.

History

Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.

Local Offerings

With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.