Tentative Summer 2022 Program Information

With the end of the school year fast approaching, we realize many have questions regarding Summer Programs. Our hope right now is that we will continue our return to “normal” and be able to offer a full compliment of summer programs. While we don’t have a lot of specific information available for release at this moment, here are a few quick notes about some of our more popular summer programs. More information, including registration start dates and fees, will be announced over the coming weeks on our web site ( and on our Facebook page (


· Will open for the season in early June, contingent on staff availability.

· Fees and parking restrictions for the 2022 season TBD

· Season Parking Passes will be available June 1st


· Scheduled to run June 27th—August 12th (closed July 4th)

· 8:30am-3:00pm

· Grades PreK-2 at Farley, Grades 3-5 at Quinn, Grades 6-8 at Hudson High, Encompass at Mulready


· Weekly lessons will start the week of June 27th


· Our intent is to bring back swim lessons this summer. The final determination will depend on staffing. Stay tuned.


· Wood Park Concerts will be held on 6/9, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17

· Cellucci Park Concerts will be held on 7/14, 7/28, 8/4

· Full schedule and links to performer’s bios are available here.


· Program will begin the week of June 27th

· Exact days and times TBD

2022 Summer Concert Series Announced

We're excited to announce our 2022 Summer Concert Series Schedule.

Wednesday night concerts are geared towards the whole family.
Thursday afternoon concerts are geared towards younger children.

Summer Kick-off concert 

Thursday, June 9th - Hudson Spring Band Concert, featuring the Quinn Middle School and Hudson High School Instrumental Ensembles.

Wednesday Night Family Concerts @ Wood Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. 

June 22nd - Trak Down -
July 6th - The Workingmans’ Band -
July 20th - The Keith Jacques Experience -
August 3rd  - Knock on Wood -  www.howienewman/knockonwood
August 17th - Retro Polatin -

Thursday Kids’ Concerts @ Cellucci Park, starting at 12:00 p.m.

July 14th  - Rick Goldin -
July 28th - Mister Vic -
August 4th or 11th – TBA 

Summer concerts are supported in part by a grant from the Hudson Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



Babysitting and Home Alone Safety Classes

Coming in April...Babysitting and Home Alone Safety Classes. Class size is limited! See flyer below for details.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2022 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 2022. Positions available include (but are not limited to): Summer Program Supervisors, Leaders and Aides; Centennial Beach Staff: 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. All applicants should be 16 years of age or older, as of June 1st, 2022.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 1st, 2022.

The Town of Hudson is an EOE/AA/ADA. 

Women's Slow Pitch Softball

Join Hudson Recreation as we take part in recreational league play with Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, and Grafton Recreation Departments.
The league will play Sunday evenings from April 24 - June 12th with games times at either 6:00pm or 7:30pm at locations in Hudson, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough. Full season schedule will be set prior to the start of the season. There will be no games Memorial Day Weekend.
Each team will play 1 game/Sunday. 6 games total. Playoffs are not being considered at this time. Games will be 6 innings or 75 minutes, whichever comes first. 10 players on the field at once. Everyone gets to bat. Batters will start with a 1 ball 1 strike count. We will have 1 umpire/game. 
Equipment: All players should bring their own glove. Batting helmets are not required. Each team will be provided a face mask for it's pitcher should they choose to wear one (not required). Softballs, team t-shirts/jerseys, and at least one team bat will also be provided.
At this time, this program is open to HUDSON RESIDENTS ONLY.
Questions? Email

Register NOW for Unified Noodleball

Registration is now open for Unified Noodleball.
Hudson Unified Noodleball is a collaborative team sport, composed of Athletes (students with developmental challenges) and Partners.
The program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Quinn, starting March 8th and continuing thru April 14th.
Noodleball is a team game similar to deck hockey except that it is played with pool noodles and a soft 5" ball. The program is designed to offer all children a skill-based, competitive team sport plus an interactive social learning experience. It is open to children/young adults.
Equipment is provided--all you need to bring are sneakers, play clothes, and enthusiasm.
Registration for Athletes is open to students in grades K-12+. Partners must be in at least 3rd grade. Fee is $15 for Athletes and $0 for Partners.

Youth Baseball & Softball Clinics - Sign Up Today

SIGN UP here to register!

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.

SATURDAYS – March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
WHERE: Hudson High School Gymnasium
FEE: $50.00 per child (fee covers all 4 dates)
NOTE: All those in attendance whether coaching, participating or observing must follow all current Hudson Public School policies related to COVID-19. All participants must bring their own glove! Batting helmets and bats will be made available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Vacation Week Cooking Classes

Our friends at Kids' Test Kitchen are offering three separate 1-hour Zoom classes next week.
Tuesday, 12/28 @ 9:30am - CREPES for Brunch!
Wednesday, 12/29 @ 5:00pm - Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
Friday, 12/31 @ 11:00am - Nourishing Nachos
Cost is $16/household
Must registered at least 2-days before the class to allow time for the ingredients list and class link to be sent.
More information, include allergies and registration, available at...
Kids Test Kitchen's mission is to inspire healthy eaters by providing young students the opportunity to cook, taste, and then teach their families about nutrient-dense foods. Participants may take part in a class independently or with a parent/guardian, as needed.

Registration now open for Winter E-Sports League

Registration is now open for the Winter 2021-2022 Central Mass. Recreation and Parks Association E-sports league. Players from age 8 thru adult can play against friends and players from other towns in Madden21, Fortnite, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Registration closes January 17th. Season starts the week of January 24th.

For more information, please visit our dedicated E-Sports web page


Recreation Youth Basketball - Quick Links

REC Fest is THIS Saturday

REC Fest 2021 will take place this Saturday...October 16th. Please check out REC Fest event page (link below) for more information on the event, including Vendor and Performers.
Click here REC FEST 2021 

Registration now open for Unified Soccer

This program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Quinn, starting October 5th and ending November 4th. Cost is $15.00/athlete

Pre-registration is required for Athletes and Partners!

Hudson Unified Soccer is a collaborative team sport, composed of athletes (students with developmental challenges) and partners. The program is designed to offer all children a skill-based, competitive team sport plus an interactive social learning experience. It is open to children/young adults. Players MUST be currently in Kindergarten or older.
On a good Unified Sports Team, everyone makes a commitment, knows the rules, does their best, and is a good teammate and team player. Partners have a special job, that being to encourage our athletes with special challenges and facilitate their learning process. Partners are matched with athletes of similar age and no experience is necessary in the sport. Partners should be motivated to improve their own fitness, able to socialize in a team environment, and interested in giving back to the Hudson community. Good partners understand how to blend their skills with other teammates, resulting in improved performance by athletes with challenged ability.
We highly courage Partners to be available for all dates, as that will have the highest impact on the program. Partners MUST be currently in 3rd grade or older. Adults welcomed and encouraged to participate, as well.
All participants, including players, partners, staff and volunteers, will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. No exceptions.
In order to limit the amount of people in the gym at any one time, we strongly recommend just one parent/guardian accompany each athlete.

Registration now open for Fall E-sports League

Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 Central Mass. Recreation and Parks Association E-sports league. Players from age 8 thru adult can play against friends and players from other towns in Madden21, Fortnite, Rocket League or Super Smash Bros.

Registration closes September 29th. Season starts the week of October 4th

For more information, please visit our dedicated E-Sports web page


Now Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Seasonal Employment

Hudson Recreation is now accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Seasonal Employment. Available positions include Youth Basketball Program Supervisor, Scorekeeper, Referee, and Instructor. Applications are available at the Recreation Office inside Town Hall Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm or by clicking on the link below.
Deadline to apply is November 1st.

Centennial Beach Season Extended - Friday, August 20, 2021

For immediate release:

The Hudson Park Commission has decided to keep Centennial Beach open through Aug 29th (originally slated to close for the season on Aug 22nd), on select days with reduced hours.

The extended beach season will be open Aug 24th-29th from 10am-6pm. The beach will not be open on Aug 23rd due to lack of staffing.

IMPORTANT: While staff will be onsite to manage the facility during the extended season, SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK, NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY from Aug 24th-29th. 

All parking access and residency restrictions continue to apply. All beach rules remain in effect.

2021 Summer Concerts - Thursday, May 27, 2021

Click read more to check out our summer 2021 concert schedule at Wood Park!

2021 Centennial Beach Rules and Regulations - Thursday, July 1, 2021

Please click below for the 2021 Centennial Beach Rules and Regulations

2021 Summer Programs Update - Friday, May 28, 2021

Please click below to see updated information on Summer 2021 Programs.

Summer Programs Announcement

With summer fast approaching, we know many people are looking for information about Hudson Recreation’s plan for the summer. While a lot of information is still yet to be finalized, we want to provide you with as much information as we have available, as of today.

2021 Assabet River Rail Trail Bench Donation Program

Hudson Recreation announces the 2021 Assabet River Rail Trail Bench Donation Program. A Partnership Program between Hudson Recreation and MetroWest Moves - Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Initiative. Click below to learn more.

Ultimate Sports and Golf Programs

Hudson Recreation will once again be partnering with Skyhawks ( to bring a couple of exciting programs to Hudson this spring.

Please note, registration for all programs will be done thru the Skyhawk’s web site, using the links provided. Space is limited.

Centennial Beach Summer 2021 Parking Access

On March 3, 2021 the Hudson Park Commission had a preliminary discussion on “Centennial Beach Summer 2021 Parking Access”.  Additionally, leading up that meeting some Commissioners as well as the Recreation Staff received comments from residents, specific to future access to the beach facility by both residents vs nonresidents. However, the comments received prior to the last meeting were not reviewed or read into the meeting minutes on March 3rd.  Instead, it was determined that the Park Commission would invite those who may have comments on “Centennial Beach Summer 2021 Parking Access” to attend the next Park Commission meeting, where public comments on this matter would be heard.


The Park Commission intends to hear any comments on this matter at their next regularly scheduled meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (a full meeting agenda, with exact start time and the zoom meeting link will be posted on prior to the meeting (see Meeting Calendar).  It is important to note that the Park Commission, does not plan to deliberate this topic on March 24th and will do so at a future meeting, as needed. Those who cannot attend or may not want to make public comment on this matter may email their comments directly to Steven L. Santos, Director of Recreation at Any comments received prior to the meeting will be shared with the Hudson Park Commission.

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. 

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. 

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.