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Welcome To The Lynn Parks & Recreation Department

Lynn Parks and Recreation Department is a division of the Lynn Department of Public Works and provides year-round recreational programs including sports clinics, park programs, recreational activities and entertainment outings that meet the needs of all Lynn residents from youths to seniors.

Recreation is an essential service to the community through which we strive to enhance the quality of life of Lynn residents by offering various activities provided though the city. Click on any topic at the left to view details and information.

Lynn Parks & Recreation is a Division of the Lynn Department of Public Works.

Telephone Icon DPW Commissioner
  Contact
Phone
Fax
Address
Andrew Hall
(781) 268-8000 and (781) 477-7099
(781) 477-7074
ahall@lynnma.gov
250 Commercial Street Lynn, MA 01905
Telephone Icon DPW Associate Commissioner
  Contact
Phone
Fax
Email
Lisa Nerich
(781) 268-8000
(781) 477-7074
lnerich@lynnma.gov
Telephone Icon Park Rangers Office
  Address
Phone
Summer Hours
Email
Social Media
106 Pennybrook Road Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 477-7123
Monday through Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
lynnparksandrecreation@gmail.com
Our Facebook Page
Email Icon The Best Way To Keep In Touch!
 

Dear Parents/Guardians: The best way to keep in contact with the Parks Program this summer will be through email.

We will email every parent in the event of a rain cancellation or if important information needs to be shared. Your email will remain confidential with the Lynn Parks and Recreation supervisors. Download Our Email Form.

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns.
Our Phone: (781) 477-7123
Our Email: lynnparksandrecreation@gmail.com

New Item Our Parks List and Information Packet (PDF)
  Visit Our List Of Parks and Plagrounds Webpage
  City of Lynn Parks List With Addresses and Amenities - 2022
   

Rules, Regulations and Permitting Process

Please refer to the City of Lynn Park Manual for Rules and Regulation on parks, facilities, ponds, community gardens and Lynn Woods.

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
2022 Lynn Parks Usage Manual
  Lynn Playgrounds Map

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Parks Permitting and Applications

Permit applications are available from the Parks Department beginning the first week in January.  All requests must be in 30 days prior to your event date.

Contact Information:
April Peralta
Parks Head Clerk
(781) 268-8000 Ext.12
aperalta@lynnma.gov
Lynn Parks and Recreation
recreation@lynnma.gov
Lynn Public Works Department
250 Commercial Street
Lynn MA 01905

All permits applications must be heard by the Board of Park Commissioners. The Board of Park Commissioners meets the first Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise posted.

The following seasonal starting and ending dates are approximate and depend upon weather and field conditions. The City will determine the start and end dates each season. Failure to adhere to these dates may result in loss of field permits.

Following is an approximate timetable for submission of playing field and related facility applications and issuance of permits.

Season

Spring

Summer

Fall

Application Period

January 1st

April 1st

June 1st

Documentation and Fee Deadline

March 15th

June 15th

August 15th 

Please be aware that reservation requests for use will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis.

Please review the 2022 Lynn Parks Usage Manual in its entirety before requesting any field or facility.

Required items for Board of Park Commission Meeting: 
All requests must be in 30 days prior to your event date.

  • A letter of request with full details of event with date, Time Location, type of event and expected participants.
  • Signed Acknowledgement of Receipt of Policy Page 12 of Lynn Parks Department Manual (add Hyperlink to Manual)

Required items after approval from the Board of Park Commissioners:

  • 2021 Facilities Application (Coming Soon)
  • 2021 Check List (Coming Soon)
  • Visit our MYREC Request website for the exact dates and times for which you were approved for.
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Lynn Ponds and Waterways

For Ponds and Water Ways please contact the Lynn Harbor Master

Lynn Pond Associations:

Sluice Pond Association Flax Pond Association Goldfish Pond Association


City Ordinance Regarding Flax and Sluice Pond Use:

IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE
AN  ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO SPEED LIMITS ON FLAX AND SLUICE PONDS

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Lynn and by the authority of the same as follows, to wit:-

SECTION 1 - No person shall operate any motorboat  or vessel as those terms are defined in General Laws, Chapter  90B,  Section 1 on Flax  or Sluice Ponds so as to violate General Laws, Chapter 90B, Section 8.

SECTION 2 - No person shall operate any personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, surf jet, or wet bike on any pond in the City of Lynn of less than seventy-five acres.

SECTION 3 - For purposes of this ordinance a personal watercraft means a small vessel which uses an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power and which is designed to be operated by persons sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel. The term ..includes but: is not limited to a jet ski, wet bike or surf jet, so called.

SECTION 4 - Whoever violates this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense.

SECTION 5 - The provisions of this ordinance shall be enforced by harbor masters and assistant harbor masters and by police officers of the City of Lynn.

SECTION 6 - All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7 - As provided in General Lews, Chapter 90B, Section 15, this ordinance. must be approved  by the Director of The Division of Motorboats of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Once such approval is received, this ordinance will be published in a newspaper of general distribution in the City of Lynn to be effective five (5) days thereafter.

Barkland Dog Park

The Barkland Ave Dog Park is located at 141 Parkland Avenue in Lynn.

Please visit the Barkland Dog Park webpage on the City of Lynn's website for more information.

Please clean up after your pets. 

Please know that most City Parks are “No Dogs Allowed”. Those that do allow, have a “Required Leash Law”.

Community Gardens in the City of Lynn

Community gardens are cultivated and maintained spaces where members grow fresh, healthy produce for themselves, their families, and hunger relief organizations. The City of Lynn encourages residents to establish, manage and maintain their own community garden sites on city-owned parks.

Are you interested in joining or starting a community garden? Below are instructions and steps to join an existing garden or start a new community garden in a Lynn park.

RCAM
Thanks to RCAM for our community garden photo.

How do I join an existing garden?

  1. Read the Community Garden Manual
  2. Submit the Gardener Application - 2022

Applications are accepted year-round. Each garden is managed by one or more volunteer community garden coordinators who assign plots, help solve problems within the garden, and provide information and advice to those who want it. Gardeners are charged a nominal annual fee and asked to sign a letter of agreement recognizing the City’s rights and the gardener's responsibilities.

Where can I find a community garden?
 
Lynn has three community gardens located in city parks. Any resident of Lynn may apply to join one of these three gardens:

  • Cook Street Park Community Garden (54 garden beds): located at approximately 58 Cook Street, Lynn MA 01902. Applications and fees to join Cook Street Park Community Garden should be given to David Gass, Director of The Highlands Coalition: (781) 595-8701 or by email.

  • Ames Playground Community Garden (33 garden beds): located at approximately 30 Strawberry Ave, Lynn MA 01904. Applications and fees to join Ames Community Garden should be mailed or submitted in person to Lynn Department of Public Works, attn: Ames Playground Community Garden, 250 Commercial St., Lynn MA 01905.
    Questions? Contact us by email.

  • Warren Park Community Garden (20 garden beds): located at approximately 57 Warren Street, Lynn MA 01905. Applications and fees to join Warren Park Community Garden should be mailed or submitted in person to Lynn Department of Public Works, attn: Warren Park Community Garden, 250 Commercial St., Lynn MA 01905.
    Questions? Contact us by email.

Click the following link for a full map of Lynn’s community garden network, which extends beyond the three gardens listed above.

How do I start a new community garden?
 
All new community gardens on city park property require advanced planning and approval through the Park Commission. The forms and steps below can help you get started:

Who do I contact for assistance or more information? 
For questions related to Cook St. Park Community Garden:
David Gass, Director of The Highlands Coalition at (781) 595-8701 or by email dagass22@gmail.com

For questions related to Ames Playground Community Garden: AmesPlaygroundCommunityGarden@gmail.com

For questions related to Warren Park Community Garden: WarrenParkCommunityGarden@gmail.com

General inquiries that are not related to specific gardens can be sent to LynnCommunityGardens@gmail.com.

For inquiries about garden site operations and maintenance, please contact Lisa Nerich, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Works.

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Community Garden Manual
  Gardener Application - 2021
  New Garden Checklist
  New Garden Application Form

Gannon Golf Course

Located on the outskirts of the Lynn Woods Reservation, Gannon Municipal Golf Course is an 18-Hole Championship design by famed Donald Ross disciple Wayne Stiles. Gannon is owned by the City of Lynn, Park Commission Board and operated by Golf Facilities Management Inc.

Established in 1931, it has been providing the North Shore with outstanding conditions and a challenging yet fair layout for over 80 years. Gannon offers opportunities for every golf need: Seasonal Memberships, Daily Fee, Outings and League Play. The classic Tudor-style designed clubhouse is open to the public and has a function room to accommodate large events such as birthday’s, retirement parties and weddings.

I had a great morning seeing four weeks of hard work and practice by young learners pay off at the Gannon Golf clinic....

Posted by Mayor Jared Nicholson on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Please visit https://gannongolfclub.com/ to book a Tee Time.

Also, visit the Gannon Golf Course webpage on the City of Lynn's website.

The Lynn Woods Reservation

The Lynn Woods Reservation was founded in 1881, is a 2,200 acre municipal forest park located in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Woods offers over 30 miles of scenic trails for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking (not allowed during the winter), cross-country skiing, and nature walks.

Three active reservoirs provide pretty pond-like scenery among natural forestland, as well as clean water for the City of Lynn. Dungeon Rock is a well-loved underground tunnel with a history of pirate lore and treasure seekers.

The Rose Garden, Houghton Horticultural Garden, and Amphitheater areas provide more formal settings to explore.

Main entrances and parking available to Pennybrook Road and Great Woods Road.
Maps are available below.

Check out the Friends of Lynn Woods webpage

New Item Lynn Woods Manual
  2021 Usage Manual (Coming Soon)
  Lynn Woods Maps (Coming Soon)

Lynn Summer Special Needs Camp Activities and Forms

Special Needs Camp

Lynn Special Needs Camp Programs Run 5 Weeks during the summer months. This year Camp usually starts the first full week of July. Camp is staffed and open Monday through Friday - 9 AM to 3 PM.

Contact Information:
Lisa Nerich
250 Commercial Street Lynn, MA. 01905
(781) 268-8000 Ext. 17
lnerich@lynnma.gov

PDF Icon Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
2022 Special Needs Camp Camper Application
2022 Special Needs Camp Employment Application
  Lynn Special Needs Camp Flyer

Supported by the The Lynn Parks and Recreation
(A Division of the Department of Public Works)
For further information please call Lisa Nerich (781) 477-7096

** All Programs Are Subject To Funding **

Youth Programs and Activities Fall/Winter 2022

Online Registration and Signups
Visit Our Registration webpage for all currrent Park Programs and Signups

Current Activities and Program Postings

 

Nutrition Bites
Nutrition Bites is a weekly newsletter that highlights helpful information on staying safe, an easy and healthy recipe to try with your family, physical activity ideas, and food resources in your area. We know you are taking extra steps to keep you and your family safe during this pandemic. Our goal is to work together to provide
information to help our community maintain the safety of us all.

Visit The Nutrition Bites website for more!

Summer Programs 2022



Download Our Summer Packet For 2022!
Posted June 28, 2022
Includes;
- Field Trip Permission Slip
- Special Event Permission Slip
- Transportation Plan and Authorization Form
- July and August Event Calendars

1) LEARN HOW TO SWIM THIS SUMMER!
The City of Lynn's Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a Summer
- "Learn-to- Swim" program at the Lynn Vocational Technical Pool.
- 3 Week Program (Monday through Thursday)
- 4 Weekly Lessons for 3 Weeks: 12 Total Classes

SESSION ONE DATES:
- July 11-14 - July 18-21 and July 25-28
REGISTER FOR SESSION ONE

SESSION TWO DATES:
- August 1-4 - August 8-11 and August 15-18
REGISTER FOR SESSION TWO

The program will be offered to children ages 5 through 12. Classes are divided by age groups. This program is funded by a grant, classes are free to participants.

SWIMMING SCHEDULE
Lynn Vocational Technical Field House (Pool)

Class 1 (9 AM - 9:45 AM)
Beginners: Ages 5-7
Advance Beginners: Ages 5-7
Class 4 (12:30 PM - 1:15 PM)
Beginners: Ages 5-7
Advance Beginners: Ages 5-7
Class 2 (10 AM -10:45 AM)
Beginners: Ages 7-9
Advance Beginners: Ages 7-9
Class 5 (1:30 PM - 2:15 PM)
Beginners: Ages 7-9
Advance Beginners: Ages 7-9
Class 3 (11 AM - 11:45 AM)
Beginners: Ages 9-12
Advance Beginners: Ages 9-12
Class 6 (2:30 PM - 3:15 PM)
Beginners: Ages 9-12
Advance Beginners: Ages 9-12

Download Our Learn To Swim Flyer For July and August In English and Spanish

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2) BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS

- 3 Week Program: July 11th - July 28th
- 9 AM until 2:30 PM - Monday thru Thursday
- Lynn Vocational Technical Field House (Gym)

Register For the Basketball Program Here

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS
lnerich@lynnma.gov or 781-268-8000 ext. 12

For more on our Calendar of Events, please visit our MyRec Website.

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3) OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Youth Summer Programs!
- Youth Summer Track Meets ages 3yrs and older!
- Summer Evening Basketball 5th grade to High School age, offered in East Lynn, West Lynn and Girls divisions!
- Summer Evening Tennis ages 6-15!
- Learn to Swim ages 5-12, 6 different class times!
- Basketball Skills and Drills ages 9 to 17, 2 sessions daily!

Skills & Drills Basketball - New Session #2
The City of Lynn’s Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a second session to the Skills & Drills Basketball program for youth this summer!

Kindergarten-Fourth Grade: Mon-Thurs (Aug 1-4, 8-11) - 9 AM unil 11 AM
Fifth Grade- High School: Mon-Thurs (Aug 1-4, 8-11) - 11 AM until 1 PM
Sign-up link: https://lynnma.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx

All actives free to Lynn Residents!!! Register soon space is limited!! https://lynnma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

  Lynn Parks & Recreation is teaming up with North Shore Maritime Center to offer a Summer Rowing Program! 
June 27th to August 15th. 
Please email the North Shore Maritime Center for more information
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Lynn Parks & Rec Summer Football Clinic 2022!

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Lynn Parks & Recreation Summer Programs For 2022!

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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4) OTHER ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians - Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Fenway Park - Game Time: 7:10 PM

Bus Departure : Manning Field parking Lot - Ford St entrance 4:45p PM
Tickets and Transportation $45 per person For further information please call the Park Office at (781) 477-7123 Tickets are limited First Come First Serve.
Reservations

Northshore Music Theatre - Little Mermaid Jr.
Thursday, July 28th - Showtime 10 AM

Bus Departure : Manning Field parking Lot – Ford St entrance 8:45 AM
Tickets and Transportation $20 per person For further information please call the Park Office at (781) 477-7123 Tickets are limited First Come First Serve.
Reservations

8 Week Pee Wee Basketball Program - Pre-K through 4th Grades
Drills and Skills and Gaming
Saturdays from 12 PM until 4 PM
Lynn Technical Fieldhouse- Gym
September 10th., 17th.,24th.
October 1st., 8th., 15th., 22nd., and 29th
Reservations

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Summer Parks 2022

Telephone Icon Park Rangers Office
  Address
Phone
Summer Hours
Email
Social Media
106 Pennybrook Road Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 477-7123
Monday through Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
LynnParksandRecreation@lynnma.gov
Our Facebook Page

The parks listed below on this page will be supervised from July 6, 2022 through August 5, 2022. Monday through Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM and Friday’s 9 AM - 2:30 PM

The City of Lynn will provide Park Instructors to the parks listed below. The instructors will provide the following activities during our 5 week program: Field Trips, Special Events, Sports Activities, Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, and fun for all ages. Lunch will be provided during park hours.

The Parks Program is available for children 6 years or older. No child is required to remain at the park. On Rainy Days the Parks will be Closed!

We do not provide INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION or DAYCARE.


FLAX POND PLAYGROUND CHESTNUT ST (BETWEEN POND & CARTER RD)
GALLAGHER PLAYGROUND ONTARIO ST-LINWOOD ST-HURD ST
GOWDY PARK CEDARBROOK RD (BETWEEN TUSAN RD & MAPLE VY)
HOOD PARK HOLYOKE ST (BETWEEN WINNEPURKIT & ROLLINS)
KEANEY PARK MEMORIAL PARK AVE (BEHIND LYNN ENGLISH HS)
KILEY PLAYGROUND SANDERSON AVE (AT ENDOFF OF CHATHAM ST)
LYNNWOODS PLAYGROUND GREAT FALLS RD AT END (OFF LYNNFIELD ST)
MARIAN GARDENS PARK ANDERSON (WITHIN MARIAN GARDENS)

Park locations maybe subject to change
Park Programs are subject to funding availability

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Supported by the The Lynn Parks and Recreation
(A Division of the Department of Public Works) Mayor Jared Nicholson
For further information please call Lisa Nerich (781) 477-7096

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Summer Job Postings

Watch Here For Summer Jobs 2023!

 
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