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Franklin Recreation Department
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Director of Recreation
Recreation Program Coordinator
Recreation Clerk
150 Emmons Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 520-4909
(508) 520-4976
(508) 520-4909 ext 2 for weather cancellations
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30-6:30pm
Friday 8:30-1:30pm
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Franklin Youth Sports
Check out our newest Art Programs!
"Exercising Confidence: Raising your child's game by boosting their mental toughness"
The most under-utilized and important muscle in a student-athlete's body is their brain. Mental toughness and preparedness is what seperates the champions from the rest of the pack. This class will cover goal-setting, visualization, performance under pressure, and the benefits of a positive mindset, to name a few. We will then create a mixed- media canvas where your child is the star and they can reinforce their new knowledge. *bring an action photo of your child playing his/her favorite sport, up to 5x7*

Introduction to 3D Art!
Do you like to work with your hands, are crafty and like to make things? Most everything out in the world was once a sketch or idea in someonefs mind that was brought to life in 3 Dimensions. This class is designed to introduce the student to a variety of basic hands on techniques that can bring your creative concepts to the next level. In the eight classes we will explore a variety of materials; like clay, plaster, wire, and paper-mache, using techniques like; subtractive, additive, constructive, carving, modeling, casting, and some small mold making, to give you the foundation to start making sculpture and expressing your ideas in bold new ways. Everyone can make beautiful and unique things, and this class is designed to
give you the opportunity to explore, express, learn, and, most important have fun, (sometimes messy fun), making cool things in an open creative atmosphere.

Interested in Summer Employment with Franklin Recreation??
We are looking for the following positions from May-August
Chilson Beach: Gate guards, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguards
King Street and Choate Park Summer Camp: Camp Counselors
Applications can be found on our website under forms and employment
or you can pick up your application at our office.

Welcome to the Franklin Recreation Department's website  
You will find information regarding:
Programs and activities we offer are listed under ONLINE REGISTRATION
Parks and playgrounds we schedule are listed under FIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS
Department policies listed under POLICIES
Chilson Beach listed under BEAVER POND
Franklin youth sports organization links
and much more...

Weather Bulletin
No weather cancellations today.
Weather line 520-4909 ext. 2

The Recreation Department is committed to provide quality recreational programs and facilities to the residents of Franklin.  By providing consistency, dependability and an obligation to our residents and the programs they partake, we strive to elevate the quality of life for our community.

The Recreation Department is a service-based department.  We work interactively with local sports associations, school departments, individual Town residents, private groups, church and civic groups, as well as other Town departments.  In the course of a given year, over 8,000 people are affected by Recreation operations.  Our clientele continues to increase each year.  Recreation is responsible for scheduling all fields, playgrounds, and courts.  The Recreation Department continues to serve the residents in the area of recreation and leisure services.  Our department handles everything from sporting activities for children, to families in need.

·       Coordinate recreational activities with the youth sports organizations, school department, and other citizens groups.
·       Better utilize and renovate parks, ball fields, and conservation land within the Town of Franklin.
·        Improve the quality of life and involve residents in recreational programs.
·       Establish new programs as self-supporting and explore ways of generating additional revenue through grants, donations and fundraising.
·       Recreation activities are coordinated through our office, which is comprised of one full time director and one full time clerical staff person.
~The Recreation Advisory Board is looking for additional volunteers who are interested in promoting the planning of programs for Franklin residents.

NEW Refund Policy: Refunds are only issued in the event of a canceled program or if there is a medical emergency with a doctor's note. A $10 fee will be charged for all refunds.

The Recreation Department has established a Program Assistance Fund for all Recreation programs and Franklin Youth Sports programs offered through the Town of Franklin.  The Program Assistance Fund was established with the understanding that there are residents who cannot afford the registration fee and are therefore unable to participate.  The sole purpose of this fund is to find ways to give every child and family the opportunity to participate in recreation activities while providing a mechanism for equitable treatment and optimal accommodation for resident families in need.
The Recreation Department has an application process for families in need of financial assistance with signing their children up for programs.  Please download a copy of the form below and mail/bring to our office at least two weeks prior to close of registration.

Recreation Program Survey

The Recreation Department is seeking some help in determining which programming you would like to see.
Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey so we can make improvements to our progams and services.
As always, if you have suggestions, please let us know.

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