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Parks and Rec

Summer Program Cancelation 

The Dedham Parks & Recreation Department has continued to work closely with local health officials regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We have spent the last couple weeks reviewing the states re opening phases, along with the restrictions & guidelines set forth for Summer Recreation Day Programs.  With great consideration for all the recreation participants, staff members and the community at large we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution to cancel all of the Dedham Parks & Recreation Summer Day Programs. 
This has not been an easy decision for the Parks & Recreation Department, however, we feel the community’s wellbeing is our top priority.  We will spend the coming weeks looking at options for “new types of programming” that will meet the restrictions as well as provide different recreation & leisure activities for families and individuals. 
We will continue to plan accordingly to assure that fall recreation programs will be ready to open as more information is provide and the re opening phases continue.   Stand assure that all proper adjustments will be made to the programs as needed, and participant safety will remain our top priority as we move forward with our fall programs. 
All participants of Dedham Recreation Summer Programs will be issued a full credit, for those interested in a refund please visit
Dedham Parks & Recreation hopes to see you and your family soon!

Click here to view the Summer/Spring  Program Brochure

Learn more about each of our recreation programs as well as other services that we provide below or email program director Deb Anderson:


All Day Playground

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Summer Playground Information:

The Program consists of Arts & Crafts, Games, Swimming, Local Field Trips and Inter-playground activities.  The Playground will be staffed by well trained counselors and teachers.  Swim lesson and tennis lessons are available in 3 week sessions for participants.  In case of inclement weather, we will use the School’s gyms or travel to the Recreation Center.  Children should bring their lunches and snacks; some snacks and drinks will be provided. Programs regular hours are 8:30am -4:00pm.  Extended afternoon hours will be available for an additional fee from 4:00-5:30pm (must register for full week of extended time).

Registration is at the Dedham Recreation Center, 269 Common Street. Please contact us for registration dates or join the Summer Playground email list for updates. 

Click here for online registration

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