We provide programs and special events for the Town of Acton as well as administer Town fields and facilities.
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Happy Quarantineoween! 🎃 💀
[03/30/20] 10 AM - LIVE video of the Rec Director doing a Halloween make-up tutorial for Quarantine-O-ween! #quarantineoween 🎃
Tomorrow is Halloween! We want to see those costumes!
[03/27/20] Just took a walk at NARA and noticed many people are not practicing social distancing. If they’re not within your household, you should not be within 6 feet of them. This is serious and we can only fight this if we’re all in cooperation with this matter.
If you need to contact our office, please send an email. [email protected]
Thank you ~
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Official Town update.
NARA remains open but the playground and ball fields are closed.
[03/20/20] All sports fields are closed until further notice. Please practice social distancing.
NARA Park is open and we do encourage you to enjoy the outdoors, but please practice social distancing!
NARA's Playground and all Town playgrounds are CLOSED until April 6th.
Please feel free to email the Recreation Department with any questions: [email protected].
Thank you all for donating and helping with the clothes collection. Jones raised just over $1,000 by collecting just under 4,000 lbs of clothing! #actonrecreationdepartment #acton #recreation #jonesplayground
[02/26/20] 4:00PM today (Wed., Feb. 26) is the last drop-off time for the Jone Field Clothing Drive -- you still have a couple of hours to clean the closet! :) Drop off by 4 at the Acton Rec. Center at 50 Audubon Drive. Proceeds benefit the Jones Playground renovation! Congrats and a big thank you go out to all the people who donated and are working on this fundraiser that has already exceeded its goal!
Here's a fun video was done by ActonTV that they took at Winter Carnival this year (yes... no snow!). Enjoy and thanks ActonTV for attending! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CddvKUHMdNk
A Youth News Team Production www.actontv.org
We are so ready for Spring and Summer this year! We can check street banners off our list!
Here is the link to see our second episode of Acton Unplugged featuring Ted Vigil's Tribute to John Denver! Thank you ActonTV for putting together this great video.
ActonTV and the Acton Parks & Recreation Department present Acton Unplugged hosted by Maura Haberman. For our second episode, we had the chance to interview ...
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Our Spring-Summer Classes are now open for registration online! So many great offerings! The program booklet will be mailed out later next week to all homes in Acton and Boxborough, but why wait when you can click and see it now? Enjoy and we hope we have something for everyone. Click this link to see the booklet! https://actonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6215/Spring-Summer-2020-Printed-Booklet
Purge those closets!
Only TWO weeks remain for our Clothing FUNDrive for Jones Playground! Please help us make these last two weeks the best ever by spreading the word and by volunteering to staff the Viking Moving Services, Inc. VODS collection unit at NARA Park!
Click to volunteer!
Options for volunteering include:
February 15th, 10am-12pm
February 16th, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
February 22nd, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Questions? Message us!
We’re looking for an intern!
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Pictures from Winter Carnival ~ Enjoy!
[02/03/20] Thank you for attending Winter Carnival at NARA this past Saturday. We hope you had a great time!
What a great Creature Feature Night at the Rec. Center featuring Birds of Prey. Jim from Wingmasters did a fantastic show!
We just sent out our e-newsletter today! If you want to be on our distribution list, just let us know and we can add you.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting tomorrow's Winter Carnival event!
[01/30/20] They'll be food vendors at Winter Carnival--offerings include assorted empanadas, hot dogs, burgers/veggie burgers, fried dough, french fries, chicken fingers, hot and cold drinks!
We have a busy 10 days ahead!
This Friday at the Rec. Center we have Creature Feature Night -- featuring Birds of Prey presented by Wingmasters. If you love nature and want to see these great birds, it's this Friday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 at the Rec. Center, 50 Audubon Drive. Admission is only $5 (cash or check) at the door. Recommended for all ages over 5.
Winter Carnival is this Saturday at NARA Park from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free! We don't have to have snow and ice to celebrate outdoors. We'll have a magic fire campfire, marshmallow toasting, a live band featuring Vintage Party, Acton Minutemen Musket Volley and Winter Encampment, Jason Tardy fire juggler, games and more!!!
Don't delay getting your tickets to see Studio Two the Beatles Before America show next Saturday night, Feb. 8 at 7:30 PM at the Rec. Center. Tickets sold out last year before the day of the show! Tickets are only $35 which includes appetizers and soft drinks. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Tickets can be found at actonrec.com.d more. FREE :) In the event of a weather cancellation we will post it on Facebook and at Actonrec.com.
And... we are finalizing our program offerings for spring and summer! Check actonrec.com frequently as we add our upcoming programs!
New for this year - NARA Camp has sibling discounts! Registration is opening soon...
Purge those clothes and let's rebuild Jones Playground!
We're collecting all of your old clothes and partnering with Savers to fundraise. Drop off at NARA and the Recreation Center! Email us for more details on how to donate your clothing! [email protected]
Just a reminder that THIS WEEKEND we are collecting clothing and household textile donations at NARA Park for our FUNDrive!
Saturday, 1/25 & Sunday, 1/26
10am-12pm & 1-3pm
NARA Park (25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton)
Here is a video snip from Ted Vigil's Tribute to John Denver at the Acton Rec. Center, Friday, Jan. 17th.
[01/24/20] Here is a short video of last Friday night's concert-Ted Vigil's Tribute to John Denver at the Rec. Centr
Thank you Ted Vigil for the great tribute to John Denver last Friday! This sold-out show was amazing at the Rec. Center!
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Check out Into the Floyd coming to NARA Park, Aug. 22!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er6TEGhS4ac
A Pink Floyd Show like no other.
This Saturday, Jan. 25, the weather isn't going to be so great so if you are looking for something fun to do with the kids, we have Tanglewood Marionettes Sleeping Beauty at the Rec. Dept., 50 Audubon Drive at 1:30 p.m. Yes, this is an indoor event! Discount tickets online at actonrec.com or $8 at the door. Kids under 3 free.
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This beautiful photo was taken at NARA Park yesterday by Tom Tidman!
Friday's (Jan. 17) weather is going to be nice and are you looking for something different to do that is local?
Our Tribute to John Dever concert by international artist Ted Vigil, is scheduled Friday evening at the Rec. Center, 50 Audubon Drive in Acton at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales are limited. TIcket price includes performance, complimentary appetizers and soft drinks (soda/water). Seating is table seating and beer and wine will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you!
We'd like to announce that we have received three grants for our Kids MusicFest event scheduled for Saturday, July 18th from 2- 6 p.m. Thank you to the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, Chelmsford Cultural Council and the Westford Cultural Council!
We are very proud to have your support for this event featuring three award-winning kids music performers. These include Steve Elci & Friends, Karen K. and The Jitterbugs and Ben Rudnick and Friends.
The theme for Kids MusicFest 2020 is "Kindness is Contagious"!!! Let's spread the word and mark your calendars for this wonderful family fun event!
Happy first Monday of 2020! We hope you had a great day!
We just sent out our first e-newsletter for the year. If you don't receive it in your inbox, below is the link. Enjoy, and we look forward to a great year providing the best we can for you!
Acton Rec. Department, Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. More info: actonrec.com
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Are you looking for a fun night out that is close to home?
We are proud to have for the first time a Tribute to John Denver performed by national touring artist Ted Vigil. The concert is on Friday evening, Jan. 17 at the Acton Rec. Dept., 50 Audubon Drive. Tickets include complimentary appetizers and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For details/info/tickets, visit: https://actonma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx
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