Head to the Commander’s Mansion for the ‘Lil Monster Mash

The Commander’s Mansion in Watertown. Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion will host a Halloween celebration with games, food and other spooky fun. The ‘Lil Monster Mash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown. The free event is for Watertown families of children from PreK to fifth grade.

Watertown Recreation Hosting Trip to Water Park

The Watertown Recreation Department will be taking children to the Water Wizz park on Thursday, Aug. 1. The water park in East Wareham features rides such as the Hurricane Hill, Harpoon Lagoon, Pirates Plunge and Herring River Run. Children must be at least 9 years old and be able to swim. The trip costs $30 for Watertown residents and will leave Victory Field at 9 a.m. and return there at 5 p.m.

Registration is required and will be one a first-come, first-serve basis.

First Watertown Family Movie Features “The Lion King”

On Friday, July 19, the Watertown Police and Watertown Recreation Department will host a Family Movie Night, featuring the animated classic “The Lion King.” The free fun begins at 6:30 p.m. behind the Police Station, at 552 Main St., Watertown. The night also features games, face painting, popcorn, music, balloon animals, pizza and refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. The movie begins at 8 p.m.

Watertown Elementary students, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and excitement! The second family movie night will be held Friday, Aug. 9.

Watertown Hosting Two Family Movie Nights at Police Station

The Watertown Recreation Department and Watertown Police Department announced the dates for the 2019 Family Movie Nights. The departments provided the following information:

Please join us… Friday, July 19 Friday, Aug. 9 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(The movie titles will be announced closer to the dates.)

The festivities will be held outside in the park at 552 Main St, behind the Police Station. 6:30- 8:00 Games, Face Painting, Popcorn, Music, Balloon Animals, Pizza and Refreshments

8:00 The Movie will begin! Watertown Elementary students, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and excitement!

Celebrate the Fourth of July With Fun & Games at Victory Field

The Watertown Recreation Department will host a Fourth of July Celebration at Victory Field. Schedule of Events

10:00-10:50 a.m.: Soccer Game: (ages 7 and under) Obstacle Course: (ages 8-10) 3 on 3 Basketball: (ages 11 and older) Wet and Wild Waterslide: (all ages)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Obstacle Course: (Ages 7 and under) Dodgeball: (ages 8-10) Flag football: (ages 11 and older) Baseball – Softball Pickup (ages 9 – 12) Wet and Wild Waterslide: (all ages)

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Parachute Game (ages 7 and under) Obstacle Course: (ages 8-10) Dodgeball: (Ages 11 and older) Wet and Wild Waterslide: (all ages)

1:30-2:00 p.m.: Water Balloon Toss: (all ages) Group Games: (all ages) Wiffleball Homerun Derby: (all ages) Wet and Wild Waterslide: (all ages)

All Day Activities: Face Painting, Arts & Crafts and Waterslides

There will be hot dogs, burgers and refreshments served free of charge between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For more information please contact the Recreation Department: 617-972-6495 or 617-312-9007, recreation@watertown-ma.gov. Our new website is: www.recreation.watertown-ma.gov

Please park in the Department of Public Works lot at 124 Orchard Street. The Watertown Recreation Department has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. The Facebook address is http://www.facebook.com/WatertownRecreationDepartment. The Twitter address is @Watertownrec and Instagram is watertownrecreation

Recreation Open Forum

The Recreation Department is hosting open forum on Tuesday, July 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lower Hearing Room in Town Hall.

Watertown Recreation Starting Pickleball League

The Watertown Recreation Department will start a pickleball league in June. Pickleball is a sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court with a slightly adjusted tennis net. Players use large paddle and a plastic ball with holes in it. It can be played in singles or doubles format.

Former Recreation Director’s Family Funds Scholarship for Watertown Summer Camp

The family of former Watertown Recreation Director Philip Costello donated money to the Town to allow residents to enjoy one of Mr. C’s greatest legacies — Camp Pequossette. The Costello family presented the scholarship money to the Town at a recent Town Council meeting. Instead of giving gifts to each other this Christmas, the Costellos donate money to put toward the scholarships, said Sean Costello, Philip’s grandson. “It is our request that you use this $1,630 to help bring the joy of Camp Pequossette — one of Mr. C’s greatest legacies — to children in need,” Sean said. Costello graduated from Watertown High School in 1945, where he was a star athlete.

Applications for Summer Recreation Employment Available

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Recreation Department:

The Watertown Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the following positions for the 2019 calendar year. This includes immediate employment as a part time member of the staff throughout the year or seasonal work during the summer months. Applicants must be entering the 9th grade (Fall 2019) or older to be considered. If you are looking for employment to begin before the summer season, please complete and send it the packet and an interview will be scheduled with the Director of Recreation. Positions Available: Program Directors, Program Supervisors, Program Staff, Program Counselors, Counselor in Training, Nurse, Specialists, Pequossette Staff, Park Instructors, Program Staff, Park Rangers, and Scorekeepers.