Recreation Programs

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free youth athletic programs, clinics, and camps in neighborhood parks citywide, as well as local community centers in partnership with Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

Choose from a wide variety of healthy activities including golf lessons, tennis with our partner Tenacity, the All Girls Sports Festival, Sox Talks with Boston Red Sox players and coaches, a visit to the Fenway Park batting cages, Sports Centers at Moakley Park, East Boston Stadium, and White Stadium in Franklin Park, Mayor’s Cup golf, baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, and hockey tournaments, and much more.

Check this page often for announcements, calendar listings, applications, and updates on all we have to offer!


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    Youth Development & Skills Challenge coming school vacation week

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the John Shelburne Community Center invite boys and girls ages 6 to 12 to come and participate in the Youth Development & Skills Challenge during February school vacation week. Participants will be exposed to exercises to get them ready for the skills challenge competition where they can compete with other participants, showcase what they’ve learned, win prizes, and have FUN!   See the flyer for times, location, and contact information.

    2016 skills challenge flyer »

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    Mayor's Cup Hockey Tournament hits the ice December 20th!

    Boston’s youth hockey players will be ready for action as the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament kicks off on Sunday, December 20. Hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with support from presenting sponsor the Boston Bruins Foundation and additional support from P&G Gillette, teams from throughout Boston participate in this citywide tournament to vie for the championship title in 13 divisions for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 (Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantam).

    2015 Mayor's Cup Hockey press release »

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