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Park Rules


Please note that for the 2020/2021 school year, Joey's Park will be available ONLY to the Winn Brook school students between 9:30am-11:00am Monday-Friday. 

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BELMONT TOWN PARKS
Town Field— Waverley Street 
Pequossette (PQ) Park — Maple Street 
Winn Brook Fields -Waterhouse Rd 
Grove Street Park— Grove St 
Payson Park—Payson Rd 
Chenery Middle School Field— Washington St
Underwood Park - Cottage St


Updated August 18, 2020
Parks and Open Spaces are open for passive recreation and permitted use only

STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL SICK
WEAR A FACE COVERING
MAINTAIN 6 FEET OF PHYSICAL DISTANCE BETWEEN OTHERS
USE HAND SANITIZER AND WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
AVOID GATHERING IN LARGE GROUPS
Park users must follow all local, state and federal guidelines regarding access to and use of public parks.

NO ONE SHOULD ATTEND OR PARTICIPATE IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES OR SPORTS IF THEY CURRENTLY HAVE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITH A CONFIRMED COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS

INDIVIDUALS USING TOWN PARKS MUST YIELD TO PERMITTED USER GROUPS.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS

DOGS MUST HAVE AN OFF LEASH PERMIT TO BE IN THE PARKS

PLAYGROUNDS ARE OPEN BUT NOT SANITIZED; USE CAUTIOUSLY AT YOUR OWN RISK

Massachusetts guidelines for parks and open space can be found here

Massachusetts youth sports guidelines can be found here

Off Leash Dog Program information can be found here


Belmont Recreation is currently NOT permitting picnics or birthday parties at parks

Tennis and Pickleball courts are open for use

If the courts are full when you arrive, please wait outside the fence or grass area for one to become available. Please be respectful of those playing and waiting to use the courts.

WHEN PLAYING
  Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make
    physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five).
  Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet or other
    equipment. Wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth.
  Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.
  Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your
    opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
  Stay on your side of court. Avoid changing ends of the court.
  Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
  If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.

AFTER PLAYING
  Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
  Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
  No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No
    congregation after playing.
• All players should leave the facility immediately after play.

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GENERAL PARKS RULES. PLEASE FOLLOW THE COVID-19 SPECIFIC RULES LISTED ABOVE AT THIS TIME.

Parks are open from 5:00am-9:00pm 

  • If frost or wet conditions are present, use should be suspended to prevent damage to the fields. 
  • Glass containers and littering is prohibited 
  • Use proper receptacles, do not over stuff barrels 
  • Bulk trash should be removed by user 
Permitted Groups 
  • Permits can be secured with the Recreation Department 
  • Permit holders should have permit at site during use 
  • Permit holders must adhere to locations and times issued 
  • Permit holders are responsible for ensuring area is neat and clean after use 
Off-leash 
  • Permits are required annually and can be obtained at the Recreation Office 
  • Owners are responsible for supplying dog waste bags, pick-ing up and proper disposal 
  • Dogs should not be off-leash within 50’ of playground equipment 
  • Dogs should not be in playgrounds 
Off-leash hours are suspended when: 
  • A permitted group is using field 
  • DPW/Contractors are working on the field 
  • Fields are saturated with water 
  • When school is in session 
Dogs should be removed from the field if: 
  • They are digging in the field 
  • There is excessive barking 
  • They are aggressive to others