Dartmouth Parks and Recreation

Dartmouth Parks and Recreation DPR strives to provide the highest quality recreational facilities and leisure activities to the residents of the Dartmouth community

Operating as usual

12/05/2021

The Ginger Bread man had a great time when he stopped by tonight to have pictures taken and dance with the kids as well.

A great turn out tonight at the town tree lighting event. We are glad to see the community come together once again.
12/05/2021

A great turn out tonight at the town tree lighting event. We are glad to see the community come together once again.

This could be the warmest year for the tree lighting in recent years. The event Is getting ready to kick off here at tow...
12/05/2021

This could be the warmest year for the tree lighting in recent years. The event Is getting ready to kick off here at town hall. Still time to bring the kids by. The events and raffles start at 5 with a lighting at 5:30.

Looks like the weather is going to be great for the tree lighting tommorrow night at town hall.  Stop by with the kids, ...
12/04/2021

Looks like the weather is going to be great for the tree lighting tommorrow night at town hall. Stop by with the kids, grab a free treat box, have some hot chocolate compliments of Bank 5 and meet the ginger bread man. Event starts at 5 pm. With tree lighting at 5:30.

Looks like the weather is going to be great for the tree lighting tommorrow night at town hall. Stop by with the kids, grab a free treat box, have some hot chocolate compliments of Bank 5 and meet the ginger bread man. Event starts at 5 pm. With tree lighting at 5:30.

It’s almost that time of year again. Help us kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting event on December 5...
11/22/2021

It’s almost that time of year again. Help us kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting event on December 5th at 5pm in front of town hall.

It’s almost that time of year again. Help us kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting event on December 5th at 5pm in front of town hall.

Great turnout last night at our annual trunk o treat. Thanks to DFD1 for hosting and EMA for lighting the area. Also a b...
10/31/2021

Great turnout last night at our annual trunk o treat. Thanks to DFD1 for hosting and EMA for lighting the area. Also a big thanks to all of our car participants and Stat Medic 9 for helping to make this night successful. Hope everyone has a safe Halloween.

Everyone is getting ready. Access to tonights truck o treat is by the back door spooky arch way
10/30/2021

Everyone is getting ready. Access to tonights truck o treat is by the back door spooky arch way

Everyone is getting ready. Access to tonights truck o treat is by the back door spooky arch way

It’s going to be a little soggy out, but the trunks will all be in the station, so come on down for some treats, tonight...
10/30/2021

It’s going to be a little soggy out, but the trunks will all be in the station, so come on down for some treats, tonight 5-6:30 at the DFD1 station on Bridge street. This is a free event, all are welcome, rain or shine.

It’s going to be a little soggy out, but the trunks will all be in the station, so come on down for some treats, tonight 5-6:30 at the DFD1 station on Bridge street. This is a free event, all are welcome, rain or shine.

10/29/2021

All park access roads have now been cleared. As a result, the regional park and roundhill beach are now accessible. Crews will be working on Jones park next week.

DPR crews out early again today working to clear down trees from our town facilities. Also a portion of the council on a...
10/28/2021

DPR crews out early again today working to clear down trees from our town facilities. Also a portion of the council on aging parking area will be restricted as tree removal begins this morning.

DPR crews out early again today working to clear down trees from our town facilities. Also a portion of the council on aging parking area will be restricted as tree removal begins this morning.

10/27/2021

Due to numerous downed trees from todays storm, the access roads to Roundhill Beach and the Dartmouth Regional Park will be closed until further notice.

Update: Roundhill access road is now open again.

10/19/2021

Attention: the Dartmouth Regional Park at 443 Old Fall River Road will be closed tomorrow 10/20/21, for road and parking lot maintenance.

Our trunk or treat event has returned for 2021. Stop by the fire station on Bridge Street, October 30th from 5-6:30pm as...
10/15/2021

Our trunk or treat event has returned for 2021. Stop by the fire station on Bridge Street, October 30th from 5-6:30pm as we team up once again with DFD 1 to offer this free event. All are welcome. In the event of rain, vehicles will be moved into the garage area, so the event is rain or shine.

Our trunk or treat event has returned for 2021. Stop by the fire station on Bridge Street, October 30th from 5-6:30pm as we team up once again with DFD 1 to offer this free event. All are welcome. In the event of rain, vehicles will be moved into the garage area, so the event is rain or shine.

10/14/2021

Attention: Roundhill Beach gates will open at 10AM tomorrow due to facility maint work.

09/03/2021

Roundhill Beach gates have been reopened, as water from the storm has receded. The road still has some water in spots so use caution.

09/02/2021

Update, Apponagansett Park has reopened. Roundhill will will remain closed until further notice as the road is not passable.

Attention: Due to last evenings storm, Round Hill Beach and Apponagansett Park will be closed until further notice due to flooding and downed tree/building damage. We hope to have these sites reopened for the holiday weekend. Check this page for further updates.

08/25/2021

Update: the bridge is now back in service and passable

The Padanaram Bridge is currently out of service. As a result, the best access to Apponagansett Park for tonight’s concert would be via Gulf Road.

08/23/2021

Storm update: Our parks and beaches suffered minor tree damage and some minor beach erosion. DPR crews are already out beginning the clean up this morning. As a result, all town parks and beaches will reopen at regular time today.

08/20/2021

All Dartmouth parks and beaches will be closed Sunday August 22nd due to the forecasted storm. This includes the Bucket. All facilities will reopen as soon as weather and site conditions allow. All future updates regarding park and beach conditions will be posted to this page.

08/20/2021

Attention: due to the latest track of the forecasted storm, DPR is beginning the process of securing our site amenities and furnishings to prevent as much damage as possible. As a result:

Picnic tables and trash receptacles will be relocated to high ground.

All trash will be carry in carry out until Tuesday.

Additionally, we will update this page with further information about potential park and beach closings as this matter develops.

As much as we wanted to get the concert in tonight, it looks like the birds will be the only ones enjoying the park toda...
08/05/2021

As much as we wanted to get the concert in tonight, it looks like the birds will be the only ones enjoying the park today. Our summer concert is canceled for this week due to park flooding. See you next week

08/04/2021

Due to the forecasted weather, tonight’s summer concert featuring Whiskey Affair will be postponed until Thursday August 5th same time again depending on weather.

07/26/2021

Attention, the community park playground on Dartmouth St will be closed for maintenance tommorrow July 27, 2021. The site will reopen Wednesday morning.

07/21/2021

Due to the forecasted weather, tonight’s concert featuring the CRS Band will be postponed until tomorrow night, Thursday 7/22 same time and location.

Pickle Ball Courts 3 and 4 are now complete. These two courts are located at the Dartmouth Regional Park at 443 Old Fall...
07/20/2021

Pickle Ball Courts 3 and 4 are now complete. These two courts are located at the Dartmouth Regional Park at 443 Old Fall River Road.

DPR Pickle Ball Court number 2 just painted up and ready for use. Location: 487 Smithneck Road, behind the old Smithneck...
07/15/2021

DPR Pickle Ball Court number 2 just painted up and ready for use. Location: 487 Smithneck Road, behind the old Smithneck School.

DPR Pickle Ball Court number 2 just painted up and ready for use. Location: 487 Smithneck Road, behind the old Smithneck School.

07/10/2021

All beaches and parks will resume normal hours today. DPR staff are currently working to sweep the Roundhill access road and clear a leaning tree, they will be done by 9 AM. Be advised that the storm did bring in considerable seaweed onto the beach at Roundhill.

07/08/2021

Both DPR summer programs at Quinn School and Cushman School will be running tomorrow. Drop off for Cushman program will be at the rear gym door near playground and Quinn drop off will be at the rear access door nearest the gym in the teacher parking lot. Staff will be at each door to guide parents. The theatre program will also be running as scheduled.

07/08/2021

All DPR parks and beaches will be closed on Friday July 9th due to the anticipated tropical storm. We plan to reopen all facilities Saturday morning unless unforeseen storm damage prevents or delays reopening.

Great article about the multiagency drill last week at Roundhill Beach. A big thanks to DFD1 and Stat Dartmouth. https:/...
07/06/2021
Lifeguards hit the water for rescue training

Great article about the multiagency drill last week at Roundhill Beach. A big thanks to DFD1 and Stat Dartmouth.

https://dartmouth.theweektoday.com/article/lifeguards-hit-water-rescue-training/53783

A swimmer was reported in distress at Round Hill Beach. Lifeguards called 911, provided the information that was needed quickly and concisely, cleared the water of other swimmers and headed out to find the person. That’s what happened June 30, but...

Tonight our lifeguard staff took part in a joint exercise at Roundhill Beach. This annual event and other similar traini...
07/01/2021

Tonight our lifeguard staff took part in a joint exercise at Roundhill Beach. This annual event and other similar trainings are crucial especially this year when lifeguard staffing is at a minimum. During this evenings drill Dartmouth Fire District One and Stat Dartmouth took the time to work with our staff during a variety of exercises.

06/30/2021

Looks like another great night for a concert. Off Kilter performs at 6:30. Gates open for parking at 5:30.

06/23/2021

The contractors have finished up and the new Apponagansett park playground is now open for use again

06/23/2021

Tonight’s concert at Apponagansett is Rt18 the weather looks great again. Start time 6:30. Gates open at 5:30

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400 Slocum Rd
Dartmouth, MA
02747

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Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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(508) 910-1812

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Thank you to the Dartmouth Parks and Recreation employees for their hard work.😀
What is a great way to get introduced to tennis? The answer is… Spec Tennis! I had a blast this summer coaching tennis for beginners using Spec Tennis! It was so much fun and the kids and adults were able to rally right away and PLAY tennis! I’m looking forward to continuing the intro to tennis programs for Dartmouth and Westport recreation in the summer of 2022! #gotlibtennis #tennisdartmouth #tennis Westport Recreation Dartmouth Parks and Recreation
just checking if there is a concert tomorrow night. I know on the list it said to be determined and I haven’t seen a post on it so I am just checking. Thank you
To say I am grateful to work with such an amazing group of people would be a major understatement! A huge Thank You to the COA team for making this unbelievable Day at the Beach go off seamlessly!! Nancy, Ann, Angela, Bronson and Rob you guys are Rockstars!! Thank you to the Dartmouth Parks and Recreation crew who were at Jones Park bright and early making sure the beach and walkways were clean!! Thank you to Becky Amaral who jumped right into our “Organized Chaos” and helped out behind the grill! Thank you to Ann-Marie and the Coastline Elderly Services bunch who always bring the positive energy!! Thank you Joe, Nanci and Cam for providing us with such inspiring classes this morning…it was great to see so many new faces Attending! A huge COA thank you to the guys at Dartmouth Community Media…Dan, Mike and Mike! Your help getting our valuable information and programs out to the public has been nothing short of remarkable! A special Thank you to Mike Moniz for keeping us entertained all Day long!! The Music was great!! Sherry and all the volunteers who helped throughout the day…Thank you!! And…Thank You to Erick Turcotte w/ District One Fire Dept. A very special THANK YOU to all our “peeps”!! You make this job so much fun!! The energy y’all bring to every event should be a reminder to everyone that Life is too Short! Have fun, Be Grateful and Dance like no one is watching!! 💃 😁 The First Annual COA Day at the Beach was such a great success!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 🏖☀️💃🧘‍♀️ Enjoy the rest of the Summer!!
Hello , just wondering if the town will be offering any summer camps this year ? TIA
DOES THE PARK DEPT. CLEAN ROUNHILL EVER .YOU SHOULD GO DOWN THERE AND CLEAN!!!!
Any word on capacity at Round Hill today?
Just a PSA...to the people that use "spray" sunblock. I bet that 90%of what you spray does not go on your body...as the wind comes off the ocean..you spray and the wind sends that spray right behind you and it lands in the faces of people like me that are sitting behind you trying to enjoying the beach. Why don't you spray YOUR body while in the parking lot... Its so much fun trying to remove YOUR spray lotion from MY sunglasses.
Any updates on the summer programs?
Have the playgrounds in town parks officially reopened yet?
"The risk that somebody who is sick spreads this virus from coughing or sneezing outside and you walk by them very quickly, even when it is within six feet, that risk is negligible.... We always say 'never say never' in medicine, but the risk would be infinitesimally small," Henry said. Some of your rules are unnecessary and overly restrictive !! Especially the parking rule !!