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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:


Annual Events

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Flag Day Parade

The Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Flag Day Committee runs the Flag Day Parade on or around June 14 each year.

If your organization would like to participate in the Parade, please fill out our  Participant Form

The parade route:

  • Starts on East Street at Dedham Middle School,
  • Proceeds down East street and left onto High Street,
  • Follows high street into Dedham Square past the Community Theater,
  • Turns right onto Washington Street,
  • Turns right onto Harris Street,
  • Proceeds down High Street to East Dedham,
  • Turns right on Milton Street,
  • Turns right onto Walnut Street,
  • Turns left onto Oakdale Avenue,
  • Turns right onto Sanderson Avenue,
  • Turns right onto Mt. Vernon Street,
  • Turns left onto Whiting Avenue
  • Parade ends at Memorial Field.


Dedham Day

The Parks and Recreation Department works with the Friends of Dedham Recreation and the Friends of The Dedham Pool to run  the annual Dedham Day on the last Sunday in September at the Memorial Park. 

Dedham Day is held annually at John Barnes Memorial Park. The Parks and Recreation Department will post information on this event within their news and events postings. Subscribe to our eNotifications to be sure not to miss this fun, family-friendly event!

Interested in being a vendor at Dedham Day? Download the Vendor Application form.


Bike Rodeo

The Parks and Recreation Department works with the Police Department to run the annual Bike Rodeo at the Endicott Estate.

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