Watch your favorite match-ups, or compete yourself, in state-of-the-art facilities for skating, baseball, racquet sports, lacrosse, soccer, and more.
Marathon Park, Pleasant Street, Ashland 01721
Offering two half-marathons, March and October, that begin at the original starting line of the Boston Marathon and cover half its route.
150 Great Plain Avenue, Wellesley 02482
121 Plain Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
One Ash Street, Hopkinton 01748
Established in 1887, the BAA hosts the Boston Marathon, Half Marathon, and Mayor’s Cup. Its Hopkinton office at “The Starting Line” manages registration.
169 Flanders Road, Westborough 01581
475 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702
Walking/running track and tennis courts available for public use.
721 Worcester Road, Natick 01760
31 Union Avenue, Sudbury 01776
219 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752
State-of-the-art indoor driving range: 8 separate driving bays, 9 feet wide with dividers, ball trays and racks, air-cushioned driving mats.
219 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752
New England’s newest and largest sports complex featuring 7 indoor fields, lighted par-33 golf course, and outdoor championship lighted turf sport fields. Also locations in Norfolk and Taunton.
45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin 02038
790 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
276 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
Williams Street, Marlborough 01752
15,000 square foot facility offering:
- 5 Dedicated Batting Tunnels (13' x 72')
- 2 Utility Fields 20' x 60')
- 5,000 sq ft Turf Field
- Function Room (Parties, Team Meetings, Training Room)
- 2,000 Square Foot GYM
- Parent Lounge
New England Football League
280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham 01701
For over 50 years, the MetroWest YMCA, with branches in Framingham and Hopkinton, has helped members improve their health and well-being while building a stronger sense of community.
Route 20, Northborough 01532
New England’s premiere outdoor baseball facility opens Summer 2014, with three lighted fields, also suitable for softball, soccer, and lacrosse.
121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752
NESC is the premiere indoor ice facility in the United States, with seven full-size rinks, pro shop, restaurant, snack bar, fitness center, and more. Site of regional and national hockey and figure skating training and tournaments.
5 Michigan Drive, Natick 01760
At all our camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and learn-to-play programs, you see a staff that is always engaged with the participants, holding themselves and the players to the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.
185 Otis Street, Northborough 01532
80 Broadmeadow Street, Marlborough 01532
512 Forest Street, Marlborough 01752
As headquarters of Special Olympics Massachusetts, the center offers year-round training areas, a gymnasium, health-related programming, and Hall of Fame for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.
Recreation - Fall Walking Trail
Recreation - BAA Start
Recreation - Bowditch
Visit the Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office online to learn about what is happening in the world of sports in Massachusetts. Follow on Twitter @MASportsOffice
Community Spotlight: Ashland
The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out. Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.
New England History
Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.
Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.
One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.
Special community events
Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August. Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.
Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland. In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.
Recreation & Sports
To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.
There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.