The mission of the Recreation Department is to provide a wide variety of recreational programs and opportunities that are cost effective and that enhance the quality of life for Leominster youth and adult residents, while providing a safe and healthy community environment in which to live through the provisions of recreational programs and facilities.
The Recreation Department is also responsible for maintaining 103 acres of property of which 25 acres (nine sites) are mowed, seven playgrounds are maintained, and trash is picked up at 25 different sites throughout the year. The full-time year round staff consists of Recreation Director Judith Sumner, Administrative Assistant Lisa Comeau, and Maintenance Supervisor Roland LaPointe, Jr. There are over 140 seasonal staff.
The Department strives to identify and deliver, on a timely basis, programs and activities that the citizens of Leominster desire and/or request.
The Department commits itself to providing to the community, safe, clean facilities and equipment.
Seasonal Programs and Registrations
The Recreation Department offers year round programs and services for our youth and adult residents. Over 100 programs are offered over the course of the year, serving over 3,000 participants. A brochure of programs offered is printed each spring and fall, and can be obtained online, at the Barrett Park Recreation Department Office, City Hall, and the Public Library. We also distribute the brochure to Leominster public and private schools to children in K-8.
Spring and Summer program registrations begin on April 1st!
- Spring - Summer Brochure (PDF)
- Register for Programs
Unfortunately, due to a lack of water safety instructors, we had to cancel our Swimming Lessons and our Special Needs and Autism Swimming Lessons programs for 2022. The following is a list of places in the area that offer swim programs:
Johnson Street Skatepark & Pump Track Fundraiser
Donations can be made by sending a check to the Leominster Recreation Department at 25 West Street, or can be dropped off directly to our main office at 40 Barrett Parkway. "In kind" donations are also being accepted!
This donation account will supplement the cost of construction and maintenance of the new Skatepark and Pump Track on Johnson Street. Leominster obtained a PARC grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City Council but is seeking additional funds. Our goal is to raise an additional $150,000 to supplement the cost of construction and maintenance of the new Skatepark and Pump Track. Your support would open us up to more designs and added features thus taking this project to the next level. Your donation to the City is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
For more information about the park visit the Frankie Fortuna Memorial Skatepark website.
Spohn Ranch is the designer of our new park. Check out this following video for an example of one of their pump tracks in use:
Free Passes Available
2022 DCR Park Pass
The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to encourage people to get outside and "Find Your Park" - whether it's a state or national park!
To encourage everyone to enjoy over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks system, and the 450,000 acres of public land that DCR manages, we've been given a free MA Parks Pass for 2022! This pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses and passenger vans) but does not guarantee entry.
The pass is available for people to sign out and borrow for the day from the Recreation office at 40 Barrett Parkway, during regular office hours.
- First-come, first served
- You can call to reserve the pass for a specific day 978-534-7529 or just stop into the office and pick it up if it's available.
- The pass must be returned by 9 am the following day. You can drop it in the mail slot on the office door after hours! Don't forget that there may be someone waiting to use the pass after you.
- There is a $25 late fee and a $60 replacement fee if the pass is lost.
- If the pass is borrowed on a Friday, you get to enjoy it for the whole weekend!
2022 Tower Hill Botanic Garden Pass
Visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston all four seasons to view their exquisite gardens, shop in the garden store, hike the trails, take in an event, educational seminar or picnic on the grounds with magnificent views. Open Daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Email the Recreation Department at to reserve your pass with the day and time you'd like to visit.
We're currently accepting applications for a maintenance supervisor. Detailed information is available on our Seasonal Employment page.
View the Employment Application (PDF).