registration(s) in the cart.
Pumpkin Fest will take place on Saturday, October 17th. More details to follow over the coming weeks. Follow Hudson Recreation on Facebook for the latest info. Click here for our Facebook Page.
REC Basketball Info
Information regarding 2015-2016 Rec Basketball has now been posted under the "Youth Basketball League" section. Click here
to be taken directly to the info sheet
Basketball Open Gym at HHS
The Hudson Recreation Department will be running a “Basketball Open Gym” at the High School on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm starting Monday, Sept 28th through Thursday, November 12th. Cost is $3/night and is open to all HHS girls and boys grades 8-12. Participation waivers are located in the High School's front office. Participants under 18 years old must have a parent signature on the waiver.
Fall/Winter Employment Opportunities
The Hudson Park Commission/Division of Recreation is seeking
individuals for the following Fall/Winter part-time seasonal positions: Youth
Basketball Supervisors, Instructors, Referees and Clinic Program Instructors
and Supervisors (for example: Lego Program Instructors).
The above programs are held nights
and weekends throughout the fall/winter months. For more specific information regarding the positions listed above,
please contact the Recreation Department.
Applications can be obtained at the Hudson Recreation Office, Mondays
through Fridays from 8:30am
to 4:00pm or by clicking here. Deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 9th at 4:00pm.
Hudson Recreation is now on Facebook
"Like" us on Facebook for up to date program information. Click here
Fort Meadow Reservoir Drawdown
Fort Meadow Commission
Dear Resident of Fort Meadow
Drawdown to Begin
on Thursday, October 15, 2015 for the winter
The City of Marlborough
and Town of Hudson will begin a drawdown of Fort Meadow
Reservoir on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
The drawdown will result in a four-foot drop from the normal high water
level of the reservoir. Approximately
15-20 days will be needed to draw the reservoir down 4 feet (weather
permitting), which translates into a daily drop of about 2-3 inches. Once we reach the 4-foot drop we will keep
the lake water level down through the winter and begin refilling the lake on
or before March 1, 2016.
The purpose of this year’s
draw down is to allow for:
- Weed Control
- Control of the Asian Clam
- Removal of accumulated sand from storm drains/
- Repairs of walls and beaches
Each of these activities is
described in more detail below; permits are needed for some of these activities
so please read carefully:
- Weed control - Residents may wish to take advantage of the drawdown to
manually remove weeds from the drawdown area. No permit is needed. The weeds collected should be disposed
outside the lake in a manner which will prevent them from washing back
into the water or decomposing on the beach and leaching nutrients back
into the water. If we have a good
hard freeze and no snow cover for a few days this will kill the weed roots
that are exposed. We hope this will
help control some of the remaining invasive weeds that remained after the
spot treatment this year. Problem
weeds this year are Eurasian water milfoil and Fanwort.
clam control – The past
drawdowns seem to be having an impact on the Asian Clam (corbicula fluminea) population
introduced a while ago. The good
news is that this clam is at the northern boundary of its range and seems
to be keeping itself in check and not reproducing as fast as predicted. Our hope is that the drawdown will
freeze the clams that are exposed and keep their abundance in check.
They live an inch or two below the sand layer and will not
survive a freeze.
of sand from drainage pipes- The Marlborough Department of
Public Works (DPW), Street Division will be inspecting the street drainage
pipes that enter the lake throughout the drawdown period. They will be
doing repairs and removing sand as time permits. However should you notice any issues
and/or potential problem areas during the drawdown period please report
them to Tom Temple, DPW Assistant Commissioner of Operations at (508)
624-6910 ext. 7200.
- Minor repairs of walls
and beaches- Residents are
encouraged to do repairs to your walls, add sand to beaches, etc., while
the water level is down, however
you will need a permit for this work. You can obtain a permit for this work
from your local Conservation Commission.
A generic Order of Conditions, a Wetlands Protection Act Permit,
covers minor maintenance
such as placement of new sand or repairing of existing retaining walls
along the shoreline. Any new construction or
expansion of a wall will require a new permit from the Conservation
Commission. To apply for either the
generic permit or a new permit, or if you have questions, please contact
your Conservation Commission to obtain the necessary forms. You can reach the Marlborough Conservation Commission at
residents can contact the Hudson
Conservation Commission at 978-562-2020.
As in the past, since residents are not to put permanent
structures on the land under the water you are required to remove your docks from the water for the
winter. We will be refilling the
reservoir in March during a time when there maybe ice cover. When the water rises during refilling this
will damage your docks.
If you have any additional
question, please contact me at 508-481-0590 or the Marlborough or Hudson Conservation
Commissions at the numbers noted above. Enjoy
Summer Program Information
Registration is now open for most programs. See Registration Dates Below:
May 15th - Youth Track & Field, Adult & Youth Golf Lessons, Sunshine/Adventure Programs
June 1st - All other Summer Programs (with the exception of Swimming Lessons)
June 4th - Swimming Lessons
Click on PROGRAMS to learn more about each Summer Program
For further information on Summer 2015 Program Registration, CLICK HERE
Swim Lesson specific information can be found HERE. If you are unsure which class you should register your child for, please check the 2015 Swim Class Placement List.
Centennial Beach and Splash Pad Schedules
Centennial Beach closed for the season on Saturday, August 22nd.
The Splash Pad closed for the season on Sunday, September 13th.
We have added HudsonTennis.org to our list of community organizations. This website is a great resource for Adults looking to play tennis at the Riverside Tennis Courts in Hudson. Hudson Recreation does run Tennis lessons for both children and adults through out the year, as well.
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