Watertown Fields will be Open, but Not Likely Ready for Gametime

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After being closed due to wet conditions, Watertown’s recreation facilities will be open for use on Saturday, but perhaps not ready for primetime.

Recreation Director Peter Centola, announced the fields would be open on April 5, but added “Please be advised that although the facilities will be open for use, they will most likely not ready for game play this weekend.”

The game preparation by the Department of Public Works staff was hindered both by the recent rains and the preparation for the wake and funeral of fallen Boston Fire Lt. and Watertown native Edward Walsh, Centola said.

“Although the fields are open, I would ask that all residents and groups who use the field, to only utilize areas that are dry and safe to participate on,” Centola said.

To use of the facilities for games, groups must reserve them and get a permit, Centola said.

Centola also requested that baseball, softball and lacrosse players not do soft toss or shoot balls against an fence because they are getting damaged by that type of use.  He also noted that there are issues of sunflower seeds being left on the turf.

Anyone with concerns, questions or comments about Watertown Recreation facilities can contact the department by email at parksrec@watertown-ma.gov.

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