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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Misson Statement
The mission of the Watertown Recreation Department is to provide the citizens of the Town with varied and comprehensive passive and active recreational, leisure and seasonal opportunities for a wide range of age groups and abilities.

Cops & Rec Street Hockey Grades: K - 8th
Who:  Grades K-8 
When:  Wednesdays
Time:  Grades K-2: 5:30-6:30pm
Grades 3-5: 6:45-7:45pm
Grades 6-8: 8:00-9:00pm
Where:  Casey Park Rink
Cost:  $20

The Watertown Recreation and Police Department are collaborating to offer a summer street hockey program. The general objectives of the program are to promote sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun and positive setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamentals of street hockey such as stick handling and shooting. Registration is on first come first serve basis and all participants must sign up in advance not at the day of the program.

 Program documentation  

Pequossette summer program

The Watertown Recreation Department is offering the Pequossette Summer Program to children who are entering grades one through eight in the fall of 2017.

The program consists of eight individual weeks from June 27 through August 18, 2017 at the Hosmer School at 1 Concord Road in Watertown. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm, except for the first 2 weeks. We offer an early drop off from 7:30 am to 8:45 am and an extended day program from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Program documentation

FREE Kayak event

When:            Saturday, June 17, 2017   

Time(s):         Group times to choose from:10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm,2:30pm

                        *You must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time

Who:              Open to all Watertown residents; Adult group 55+ at 10:00am

Where:           Watertown Square Dock (Charles River Road and Galen St. intersection) 

Cost:              Free

Program documentation

Trip week August 21st - 25th

Watertown Recreation Department is offering a week of fun summer field trips!

Rainouts will not be rescheduled, your account will be credited.

25 Minimum number of participants

See flyer for details

Program documentation

Employment opportunities
Presently, Recreation has part time opportunities for people who enjoy working with youth and adults. We offer up to 18 hours per week for those who have the ability to work some afternoons, evenings and weekends. Please fill out and submit the application.
Application for Employment

The summer season will be here before we know it and the Watertown Recreation Department is in the process of accepting applications for its seasonal staff for the summer. All potential returning and new applicants must complete the following documentation and returned it to the Watertown Recreation Department:
  • Cover Letter (Word Document)
  • Current Resume  (Word Document)
  • Letter of Reference (New Applicants Only)
  • Application for Employment

Peter Centola
Recreation Director

Ernie Thebado
Assistant Recreation Director

Kim Shortt
Head Clerk

149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6494
Cell: (617) 312-9007
Fx: (617) 926-6129

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00 pm
For further information regarding programs and our other offerings view the links located on the left. If there are any questions or concerns, our contact information is listed on the right.

We have online registration and payments for recreation activities under Online Services on the main page of this website.