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.


This year's STEAM, Movement & Art, Fitness & Sports Conditioning, and Hiking & Outdoor Exploration programs are only open to Leominster residents.

For your child to participate in any of our summer programs, you're required to read our release form, print it out, sign it, and bring it with you on the first day your child attends the program.


We ask that you not bring dogs to Barrett Park, including small dogs that can be carried. Thank you! More Information

2020 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 our Massachusetts state parks and the 450,000 acres of public land that DCR manages, we've been given a free MassParks Pass for 2019!

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 9:00 a.m 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!

Mission Statement

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.


We're currently accepting applications for the 2029 spring and summer season. Please view our Seasonal Employment page for full details.

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