Reopening Recreation in Hudson - Friday, May 29, 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:
COVID-19 UPDATE from Hudson Recreation - Thursday, April 9, 2020
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
are the latest COVID-19 updates from Hudson Recreation (UPDATED 03/25/2020):
-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:
RIVER NATURE TRAIL -
ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL –
FALLS TRAIL -
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Hannon, Assistant Director – email@example.com
Josh Aponte, Recreation Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.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 -
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/
Recreation Master Plan - Friday, February 21, 2020
Kids Cooking Classes
Summer 2020 Seasonal Employment
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.
Recreation Master Plan - Project Update
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.
Youth Baseball and Softball Clinics
-Those in K must have already played T-ball for 1 year
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
Recreational Basketball Programs - NOW UNDERWAY!!!
Morgan Bowl Track Project - Now Complete!
Pickleball Court at Riverside Park
2019 George Chiasson Memorial Fishing Derby
Sun Fish: 6 and under
Blue Gill: 7 to 11
Cat Fish: 12 to 16
The fee to register is $5.00 per child (cash or check)
Summer 2019 Program Info
Community Innovation Session
Hudson Recreation is on Facebook