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.
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.
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, email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Watertown Recreation Department announced that residents can register for the Winter Program II, including sports for youth and adults, music, snowshoeing, crafts and Bruins tickets. Links are available
Wrestling Program: Grades 1-8, ongoing to February 14, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Music Instrument Lessons: Grades K-12, ongoing to June 14, Mondays – Fridays, 2:30 pm-7:00 pm
Middle School Fun & Game Night: Grades, 6-8 ongoing to April 5, Fridays, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Men’s Basketball Open Gym: Adults over 30, ongoing to May 19, Sundays 8:30 am-10:30 am
Community Sports and Games: Ages 5 – Adult, January 6 – April 7, Sundays, 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wachusett Mountain Ski-Board Program: Grades 6-12, January 12 – February 16, Saturdays, 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with a Chair at Artemis Studio: Adults Over 55, January 16 – March 6, Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Kids’ Yoga & Mindfulness at Artemis Studio: Grades K-2, January 23 – March 20, Wednesdays, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm
Kids’ Yoga & Mindfulness at Artemis Studio: Grades 3-5, January 23 – March 20, Wednesdays, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Yoga & Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers at Artemis Studio: Grades 6-8, January 24, Thursdays, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
All Sports Program: Grades 3-5, January 28 – March 29, Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Junior Creative Crafts: Grades PreK-2, January 28 – March 29, Mondays – Fridays, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Cops & Rec Girls Futsal Soccer: Grades 6-8, January 29 – March 26, Tuesdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Pre-Kindergarten Indoor Sports: Ages 3-5, January 29 – March 27, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Junior All Sports Program: Grades K-2, January 29 – March 28, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Cops & Rec Boys Futsal Soccer: Grades 6-8, January 31 – March 28, Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Open Forum Meeting: February 5, Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm; Permit & Facilities Meeting at 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Trampoline Dodgeball: Grades 3-12, February 5 – April 2, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Launch Laser Tag: Grades 3-8, February 6 – April 4, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Launch Laser Tag for Adults: Adults & High School, February 7 – April 4, Thursdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Boston Bruins vs. Colorado: February 10t, Sunday, 3:00 pm
February Vacation Program: Grades 1-8, February 19 – February 22, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Community Snowshoeing: Watertown residents only, February 23, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Mini Creative Crafts: Grade PreK-2, March 2 – April 6, Saturdays, 9:00 am-11:15 am
Super Saturday Sports: Grade Pre K-5, March 2 – April 6, Saturdays, 9:00 am-1:45 pm
Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey: March 2, Saturday, 7:00 pm
Open Forum Meeting: March 5, Tuesday, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm; Permit & Facilities at 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Open Forum Meeting: April 2, Tuesday, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
April Vacation Program: Grades 1-8, April 16 – April 19, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm