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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.

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.