ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Programs 2020

Hudson Recreation has partnered with Skyhawks (https://www.skyhawks.com) to bring an exciting series of programs to Hudson this fall. Programs have been created and modified to meet the latest Covid-19 guidelines for participation, while allowing for participants to have fun, be social, and engage in physical active. Parents/guardians will be asked to perform a Covid-19 self-assessment of themselves and their child(ren) prior to arriving at the program. Anyone experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19, including but not limited to a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea, should remain at home. Participants will be required to have a face covering in their possession at all times and will be required to use them to cover their face and nose when needed and as directed by the program coordinator. Additional information and reminders will be sent out prior to the start of the program.

Program descriptions and additional information can be found below. Please note, registration for all programs will be done thru the Skyhawk’s web site. Space is limited.

ULTIMATE SPORTS (Dodedgball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee)
Skyhawks has taken your favorite games from the playground and combined them into an action-packed camp! Each day your young athlete will play variations of Kickball, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Capture the Flag. Participants will learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. Bring your friends or come make new ones.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: Thursdays, 9/24-10/29
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Intel Field, 92 Technology Drive, Hudson
Cost: $75
Maximum 10 participants

FLAG FOOTBALL
Flag Football is the perfect introduction to “America’s Game.” Participants learn skills on both sides of the football - including the core components of passing, catching, de-flagging and defense - all presented in a fun and positive environment. Please bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing and running shoes.

Ages: 6-8
Dates: Saturdays, 9/19-10/31
Time: 10:00am-11:00am 
Location: Intel Field, 92 Technology Drive, Hudson
Cost: $75
Maximum 10 participants

Ages: 9-12
Dates: Saturdays, 9/19-10/31
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
Location: Intel Field, 92 Technology Drive, Hudson
Cost: $75
Maximum 10 participants

GOLF
Participants will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, body positioning, etiquette, and keeping score. The program is specifically designed for the entry-level player, simplifying instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Ages: 5-8
Dates: Sundays, 9/20-11/1
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Intel Field, 92 Technology Drive, Hudson
Cost: $75
Maximum 10 participants

RECtober Fest 2020 – Cancelled

Due to the current State of Massachusetts group gathering limits in response Covid-19 and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we have unfortunately decided to cancel our annual fall event. At this time we have every intention of running this event in 2021 and we look forward to having our community join us then. Until then, be well and stay safe.

Summer Tennis Lessons

Hudson Recreation is happy to announce that we will start rolling out Tennis Lesson offerings starting next week. Offerings will be rolled out slowly to meet the needs of our residents, while ensuring everyone’s safety remains our number one priority.   As a result of Covid-19 all summer 2020 Tennis Lessons have be modified to help reduce the spread of the virus. Anyone partaking in any tennis program MUST bring their own tennis racquet. 
Additionally, Program participants must adhere to the latest Covid-19 guidelines. These include staying home if they are not feeling well, properly sanitizing hands upon arrival and departure, maintain physical distancing of 6', wearing/being in possession of a mask while at lessons. Additional guidelines, including pick up and drop off procedures, will be sent out to registered participants prior to the start of the program.
 
Session 1 Tennis Offerings:
Starting next week, Hudson recreation will be offering weekly Advanced & Intermediate level tennis lessons at 8:30am and 10:00am. Registration will open online (www.hudsonrecreation.org) starting on Sunday, July 19th at 6:00pm for these lessons. To register for these lessons, your child must meet the prerequisites outlined below.
Due to the 2020 lesson modifications, as a result of Covid-19, tennis programs are currently ONLY OPEN TO HUDSON RESIDENTS. Additionally, to provide programming to as many Hudson participants as possible during our first week (Session 1, July 21-24), we ask that you only register for one time slot. If you are interested in participating in both the 8:30am and 10:00am time slots, after you have registered for your first time slot, please email dhannon@townofhudson.org to let us know you would be interested in back to back lessons if space is available. We will let you know by 6 PM Monday night whether or not your child can participate in both time slots. Upon notification that space is available, you would still need to register and pay for the second time slot before your spot is confirmed.  
Non-residents may have an opportunity to register for programs, only if space is available. If you are non-resident interested in registering for this program, please contact dhannon@townofhudson.org to see if there is availability.
 
Additional information and Skill Level Requirements for Advanced & Intermediate Tennis Lessons:
Advanced: Players must be able to play primarily yellow ball and can play matches with capable skills. Only needs help on strategy.
Intermediate: Players must be able to play matches "on their own" with some yellow ball, primarily green and orange. Skills are with control but not necessarily power. Can serve with control and keep score all on their own.
 
This program is appropriate only for Intermediate and Advanced level players, entering grades 3 and up. Those who are completing registration should ensure that participants meet the guidelines below prior to signing up. If you are unsure of your child’s skill level, please contact Hudson Recreation to seek out opportunities to have participants evaluated for future placement.  Hudson Recreation reserves the right cancel a registration if a participant is placed into a program that is not appropriate. 

Additional Session 1 Tennis Options:
If you are unsure about your child’s skill level and your child is at least 6 (by August 31st) or older, we recommend signing up for a free evaluation. Our staff will quickly assess their skill level and help us determine what additional tennis program offerings we can safely implement in the following weeks. Evaluations will be held on both Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 22nd between the hours of 11:20 and 12:15. Please visit our website for more details. It is important that anyone interested in youth tennis lessons who is at least 6 years of age (by August 31st) and is unsure or not eligible to participate in the Intermediate & Advanced Lessons, attend an evaluation session. If you cannot attend an evaluation session, please contact dhannon@townofhudson.org. Unfortunately, we do not expect to offer tennis programs this summer for children who are not at least 6 years of age (by Aug 31st). 

Session 2 and Beyond… UPDATED 8/25/20
The schedule for Session 7 of Youth Tennis Lessons is now available on our web site. Session 7 will run from August, 31st until September 4th. In addition to Advanced/Intermediate level lessons (8:30am and 10:00am), we are also offering Beginner/Advanced Beginner level lesson (11:30am), as well.

Centennial Beach Renovation Project - Bid Opening Results

The Bid Opening for the Centennial Beach Renovation Project took place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00am.  Please CLICK HERE TO SEE RESULTS.

Summer Concert Series - Friday, July 17, 2020

We are sad to announce that the original schedule for the 2020 Summer Concert Series has been cancelled. We are however keeping our options open as guidelines come out for a safe environment for outdoor entertainment. We will be sure to keep you updated if we are able to schedule concerts during August or September.

Summer Track Program

Hudson Recreation will once again be running its very popular summer track program, albeit it in a modified version. This program is open to kids ages 6-14 and will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am and 1pm at the Morgan Bowl Track (located behind Hudson High) 

Registration will open on the Hudson Recreation web site at 6:00pm on Sunday, July 12th. Initial capacity will be set at 20 participants per age group; Daring Dashers: 6-8 years old and Super Striders: 9-14 years old.

Our staff will utilize years of experience and guidelines from the USA Track and Field - RunJumpThrow program (RJT). This is a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field.

Program open to Hudson residents ONLY.

More information, including costs and Covid-19 guidelines, can be found at
https://hudsonrecreation.recdesk.com/Community/Program

Announcement regarding Summer Day Programs - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

It is with great disappointment that we announce Hudson Recreation will be not offering its traditional Day Programs this summer. This was not an easy decision to make and was not made lightly. The Recreation Department staff spent significant time reviewing the guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We held out hope that by waiting until Phase 3 to make this announcement, guidelines would be less restrictive, which would make operating our day programs more realistic. After Phase 3 guidelines were announced without any major changes to previous announced summer camp and program guidelines, it was determined operating a Day Program would be very difficult, if not impossible, in some aspects. The paramount factor in our decision not to run Day Programs is the safety of potential participants and our staff.

Having said that, Hudson Recreation has not given up on Summer 2020. Over the coming days and weeks, we plan on announcing several smaller more manageable programs, that can take place this summer while keeping participant and staff safety our highest priority. Among these are weekly Tennis Lessons and a multi-week Track Program.  Additional programs are expected to be added between now and the middle of August.  Our hope is to have registration for the Track Program opened by the end of this week and to open up Tennis  Lesson registration at some point next week.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest information and visit our website to learn more about the programs we will be offering.

Hudson Recreation
www.hudsonrecreation.org

Reopening Recreation in Hudson - Friday, June 26, 2020

Looking to learn more about Summer 2020 Recreation Programs, Events and which Park Commission/Recreation Department Facilities you can use during the State of Massachusetts Four-Phase Approach to Reopening in response to COVID-19? Please click below to learn more. New updates will be posted as they become available.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE from Hudson Recreation - Friday, May 22, 2020

With Governor Baker’s announcement this past Monday, regarding the Reopening Plan for Massachusetts, we realize a lot of you  may have questions about facilities and Summer Programs here in Hudson. The short answer is, at this time, we don’t have much information to share. The Recreation Department, along with other Town departments, is currently sorting through and processing the Reopening plan. The decision on when Town-owned facilities and programs will reopen will be made by the appropriate Town departments while prioritizing public health and safety.  For example, even though the Governor said certain facilities, including beaches CAN open on May 25th, the Governor’s announcement only gave Cities and Towns the “go –ahead” to proceed. It was not a mandate to do so. With this in mind, here is current update on Hudson Recreation facilities and programs:

·Centennial Beach is currently closed. No opening date has been set. (Traditionally, the Beach opens sometime the 2nd week in June).

·The Hudson Splash Pad is currently closed.  No opening date has been set. (Traditionally, the Splash Pad opens sometime the 2nd Saturday in June).

·We will be releasing recreation facility specific information in the coming days. The information forthcoming will address which facilities are closed vs open as well as aim to address the our expectations of users and the allowable uses for each facility.

·Summer Programs, such as: Concerts, Day Programs, Track, and Swim and Tennis Lessons, for Summer 2020 are still up in the air. No determination on their fates for Summer 2020 has been made as of yet.

Decisions about reopening and/or running facilities and programs will continue to be made on a case by case basis; and only after consulting with the Hudson Board of Health.  At this point we are 4 days into Phase 1 of reopening. We will continue to do our best to meets the needs of our community, while prioritizing public health and safety.  We ask for your cooperation and understanding as together we navigate these unprecedented times. Further updates will be posted on our web site at www.hudsonrecreation.org and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/HudsonRecreation

 

COVID-19 UPDATE from Hudson Recreation - Thursday, April 9, 2020

ATTENTION RESIDENTS...

Despite the nice weather finally being here,
You MUST do your part to keep these park areas clear!
...Keep out until further notice.

The following recreation facilities are CLOSED as we try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
-W.C. Dek Hockey Rink (added 4/9/2020)
-Hudson Skate Park
-Riverside Tennis Courts
-ALL Basketball Courts, including those at schools
-ALL Playgrounds, including those at schools

Thank you for your cooperation. Hudson Recreation

For the most up to date information on Hudson Recreation programs, events or announcements please continue to check back here or seek us out on Facebook and Instagram (@hudsonrecreation)

COVID-19 UPDATE from Hudson Recreation - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from Hudson Recreation (UPDATED 03/25/2020):

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have decided to close  some additional recreation facilities, until further notice.  Below is a list of the facilities that are closed effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 (until further notice):

-Riverside Tennis Courts, Chapin Road 
-Basketball Court at Moulton Field, Marion Street  
-All Playgrounds (including those located at various Hudson Public Schools) - previously closed
-Skate Park, South Street - previously close

Although parks and trails remain open for "passive recreation" (such as walking or jogging), we are postponing use by organized groups. Users are advised to follow guidelines recommended by the Town of Hudson Board of Health (http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/coronavirus-covid19-updates).

·All other posted facility rules are still in effect. (i.e. No Bikes, Skates, Skateboards, etc. and no dogs on Morgan Bowl Track, No Motorized vehicles on the Assabet Valley Rail Trail, Dogs must be on leash at all times)

·While outside, it is imperative you practice social (PHYSICAL) distancing (remain at least 6 feet away from other people).

·Limit time in public areas and avoid congregating in groups.

·Wash hands, utilize hand sanitizer, and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
·Stay home if you feel sick.

Here are a few local trails which provide ways to get outside while adhering to Social (PHYSICAL) Distancing:

ASSABET RIVER NATURE TRAIL - 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/asabet-river-trail

ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL –
https://arrtinc.org/

DANFORTH FALLS TRAIL - 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/danforth-falls

GATES POND - 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/gates-pond

OLD NORTH ROAD -
G.P.S. Address – 10 Old North Road, Hudson 01749

Although the Recreation Office is closed to the public, as is the rest of Town Hall, the Recreation Department remains operational and the staff will be available to answer questions, pertaining directly to Hudson Recreation programs and/or services. The Recreation Staff is actively working on trying to develop programs and ideas to keep our community engaged during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the emails provided below.

Recreation Department Contacts -
Steven Santos, Director – ssantos@townofhudson.org
Daniel Hannon, Assistant Director – dhannon@townofhudson.org
Josh Aponte, Recreation Assistant – japonte@townofhudson.org

COVID-19 UPDATE from Hudson Recreation - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hudson Recreation, in conjunction with the Town of Hudson, will do its part and take precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With regard to the use of Town fields and facilities that fall under the jurisdiction of the Division of Recreation - Park Commission, the Division of Recreation is following the statement set forth by the Town of Hudson; “Although Town fields and parks remain open, we are postponing use by organized groups”.

While Parks and the Assabet River Rail Trail will remain open for passive recreation opportunities, no organized group activities such as practices, evaluations, field set up, etc. will be allowed until further notice. With further regard to spring sports, we cannot provide a timeline, as to when spring permits will be issued and when spring activities will be allowed to commence. We will provide updates to local sports organizations, such as Hudson Youth Baseball/Softball, Hudson Youth Football, Hudson Youth Soccer, and Hudson DekHockey, and will rely on those groups to convey messages to their respective participants.

Although the Recreation Office is closed to the public, as is the rest of Town Hall, the Recreation Department remains operational and the staff will be available to answer questions, pertaining directly to Hudson Recreation programs and/or services. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the emails provided below.

Recreation Department Contacts -

Steven Santos, Director – ssantos@townofhudson.org
Daniel Hannon, Assistant Director – dhannon@townofhudson.org
Josh Aponte, Recreation Assistant – japonte@townofhudson.org

Hudson Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and will abide by the guidelines set forth by local and state officials. We ask that everyone does the same. It is important to understand that the current environment is fluid and the details of this announcement may change at any time due to federal or state directives, medical progress or widening transmission. Hudson Recreation will provide updates specifically pertaining to Hudson Recreation as they become available.

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, visit the Town of Hudson’s Health Department website at: http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/coronavirus-covid19-updates and follow their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HudsonBOH/

Thank you.

Hudson Recreation

Kids Cooking Classes

Hudson Recreation is excited about bringing this program to Hudson. Kids’ Test Kitchen (KTK) is a 5-week program designed for kids in Grades K-4.
 
Kids’ Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young eaters cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients! Each week participants will explore new or familiar foods. Then, working as a team, they’ll slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until they’ve prepared the finished dish. At the end of class your aspiring chef will receive the main ingredient or a sample of the finished dish and the recipe, so that they can show off what they’ve learned!
 
Even the most reluctant eaters enjoy KTK, where participation is expected, but tasting is always optional. Each session arrives with fresh new recipes and ideas to inspire your healthy eater! KTK can work around food allergies, so kids with allergies don't miss out.
 
Dates: Fridays, February 28th thru March 27th
Times: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church Street
Cost: $115.00 for Hudson residents; $125.00 for non-residents
 
Note: Program dates, times, and locations are all subject to change at the discretion of Hudson Recreation.
 
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants
 
 
*Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions during registration.
 
For more information about Kids’ Test Kitchen, please visit https://kidstestkitchen.com/

Summer 2020 Seasonal Employment

The Hudson Park Commission/Division of Recreation would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for seasonal employment during the Summer of 2020. Positions available include (but are not limited to): Summer Program Supervisors, Leaders and Aides; Waterfront Supervisors, Lifeguards, and Swim Instructors (WSI certificate preferred); Track/Field, Tennis and other various Clinic Instructors; and other part-time seasonal positions as needed.

You can obtain an application by CLICKING HERE or by stopping by the Hudson Recreation Office, located in Town Hall. All applicants should be 16 years of age or older. Applications must be submitted to the Recreation Office. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 20, 2020.

For further information call 978-568-9642, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
 
The Town of Hudson is an EOE/AA/ADA.

Recreation Master Plan - Friday, February 21, 2020

Over the last several months, the Hudson Park Commission – Division of Recreation has been working with Weston & Sampson to develop a Recreation Master Plan. Below are links to additional information:
 
 

Recreation Master Plan - Project Update

Did you know Hudson Recreation is currently working on developing a recreation specific master plan. The Recreation Master Plan will serve as the mechanism to implement improvements/redevelopment of existing facilities and the development of new recreation facilities for the Town of Hudson.  This will be accomplished through the master planning services as detailed in Town of Hudson - Division of Recreation - Master Plan, Scope of Work, while also taking into account the information collected in 2018 Community Survey and Community Innovation and Visioning Session.
 

As part of this process we will hold two (2) Public Input Sessions to gather further input from community members on December 17, 2019 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm, at the Hudson Police/DPW Building - Community Room, 911 Municipal Drive. Please consider joining us to learn more and participate in this process. 

Morgan Bowl Track Project - Now Complete!

The Morgan Bowl Track & Stone Wall project has been completed. The track is open for public use (weather dependent). Please make sure to abide by all track rules when using the facility.
 

Centennial Beach Renovation Project Web Page

To ensure you have the most up-to-date project info, we have created a dedicated page on our website specific to the Centennial Beach Renovation Project. This page will serve as the main hub for project updates and information. Click on the link below to be taken directly to the page.
 
Centennial Beach Renovation Project Web Page 

Pickleball Court at Riverside Park

Hudson Recreation has 4 Pickle Ball nets at the Riverside Tennis Courts to be used for public play (seasonally).  Use of the courts (both Tennis and Pickle Ball) is made available to individuals or organizations who reside in Hudson.  When not in use, pickle ball nets are to be placed off the courts along the inside of the fence, closest to the parking lot so that they are always accessible throughout the season.  The pickle ball courts can be used for open play with the exception of the days/times that the HHS Tennis Programs are utilizing the courts or when reserved for use by our local Pickleball group: Hudson, MA Pickleball. 

Summer 2019 Program Info

CLICK HERE to see our Summer 2019 Program Flyer 


SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES:
RECkids and Track Programs: Begins Monday, May 13th
Swimming Lessons and Tennis: Begins Wednesday, May 22nd 

CLICK HERE to register for Programs 
 
Centennial Beach Season Parking Passes are now on sale at the Recreation Office; Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. $20 for residents. $40 for non-residents. Cash or check only. Proof of residency required. 

Community Innovation Session

Thank you to everyone who attended our Innovation Session on June 13th. We appreciated everyone taking time out of their busy schedule to join us. As part of the presentation, we provided everyone with a handout that highlighted the results of our Innovation Survey. A copy of the Survey Highlights handout and the Power Point presentation from the Session are available thru the links below. 
 
 

Hudson Recreation is on Facebook

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Mission Statement

   The Park Commission/Division of Recreation goal is to provide the residents of Hudson with a comprehensive leisure time program for those of all ages, while continually expanding and enhancing recreation facilities and opportunities keeping abreast of ever changing trends.  Also to preserve open space and the natural features of Hudson that defines its character, identity and link to the past.