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:

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

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 - 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. 

Youth Baseball and Softball Clinics

Hudson High School, as well as Hudson Youth Baseball and Softball (HYBS), coaches will work with participants to review the fundamentals of the game, improve on skills, and help participants prepare for the upcoming spring season. 
DATES:  SATURDAYS – February 29th, March 14th, 21st, and 28th  
WHERE: Hudson High School Gymnasium
FEE: $40.00 per child (fee covers all 4 dates)
Softball Instructional Division (ages 6-8)      1:00pm - 2:15pm  
         -Those in K must have already played T-ball for 1 year
Softball Minors Division (ages 9-10)             2:30pm – 3:45pm
Softball Majors Division (ages 11-12)           2:30pm – 3:45pm
*Softball placement is determined by child’s age as of January 1st, 2020
Baseball Rookie Division (ages 6 to 8)           4:00pm – 5:15pm
Baseball Minor Division (ages 8 to 10)           5:30pm – 6:45pm
Baseball Major 60’s Division (ages 10 to 11)  5:30pm – 6:45pm
Baseball Major 70’s Division (ages 11 to 12)  5:30pm – 6:45pm
*Baseball placement is determined by child’s age as of April 30th, 2020
All participants must bring their own glove. Batting helmets and bats will be made available, but participants are welcome to bring their own.
Program dates, times and locations are subject to change.
CLICK HERE to Register

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!

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.

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. 

2019 George Chiasson Memorial Fishing Derby

This year's George Chiasson Memorial Trout Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 11th from 6:30am to 10:00am at Tripps' Pond (River Street, Hudson)

Age Groups:

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)

Prizes to be awarded for first fish caught (one winner) andmost fish caught (per age group), plus other categories. 
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. CLICK HERE for a registration form.

Summer 2019 Program Info

CLICK HERE to see our Summer 2019 Program Flyer 

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

"Like" us on Facebook for up to date program information. Click here   


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.