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

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

Attention, The Apponagansett Park playground will be closed Monday morning and will remain closed thru  Wednesday mornin...
06/20/2021

Attention, The Apponagansett Park playground will be closed Monday morning and will remain closed thru Wednesday morning as the installation contractor finishes some required work on the playground surfacing.

Attention, The Apponagansett Park playground will be closed Monday morning and will remain closed thru Wednesday morning as the installation contractor finishes some required work on the playground surfacing.

06/19/2021

Happy Fathers Day Weekend. Round Hill Beach is now officially open for the season and the Bucket is also now open daily. Have a great weekend everyone

06/16/2021

The 2021 Summer Concert Series returns tonight at Apponagansett Park. The season opener features NB Rude Boys. Gates open at 5:30. The weather looks great.

06/15/2021

Just a reminder that Roundhill Beach will officially open for the 2021 summer season this weekend, June 19th. Stickers are required.

Finally some nice weather for ice cream at the Bucket. Open this weekend 12-8.
06/05/2021

Finally some nice weather for ice cream at the Bucket. Open this weekend 12-8.

Finally some nice weather for ice cream at the Bucket. Open this weekend 12-8.

The bucket will be opening for the 2021 summer season this Friday May 28, 2-8pm, Sat-Mon 12-8pm.
05/25/2021

The bucket will be opening for the 2021 summer season this Friday May 28, 2-8pm, Sat-Mon 12-8pm.

The bucket will be opening for the 2021 summer season this Friday May 28, 2-8pm, Sat-Mon 12-8pm.

05/25/2021

DPR is currently looking for part time seasonal equipment operators to run beach cleaning machines and small tractors. Candidates must posses a hoisting engineers class 2B license. Rate of pay is 17.50 per hour. Interested parties should contact the DPR office at 5089101812 for further Information.u

05/25/2021

DPR is still currently looking for lifeguards to work at various town beaches throughout the 2021 summer season. We are also looking for part time seasonal equipment operators to run beach cleaning equipment and small tractors. Anyone interested should contact the DPR office at 507-910-1812

05/20/2021
DPR is happy to announce that the accessible playground at Apponagansett Park is now open. We encourage folks to come ou...
05/20/2021

DPR is happy to announce that the accessible playground at Apponagansett Park is now open. We encourage folks to come out and see the newest addition to the towns public park system.

DPR is happy to announce that the accessible playground at Apponagansett Park is now open. We encourage folks to come out and see the newest addition to the towns public park system.

All park and recreation programming and facilities to resume normal operations for the 2021 summer seasonhttps://dartmou...
05/19/2021
Endless summer: No limits this season in Dartmouth

All park and recreation programming and facilities to resume normal operations for the 2021 summer season

https://dartmouth.theweektoday.com/article/endless-summer-no-limits-season-dartmouth/53104

Get ready for Wednesday evening music and full beaches. The summer concert series is officially fully back on at Apponagansett Park, and beach capacity limitations will be lifted this season, according to officials at a May 18 Parks Board meeting...

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Dartmouth, MA
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Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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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
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 !!
And updates on the summer camps through Dartmouth Parks and Rec?
What band is playing tonight??
Beautiful pic. of a beach in Dartmouth. I went to Jones Beach today to check it out as a perspective site to bring my grandchildren. I was absolutely disgusted by the amount of dog p**p on the sand of the beach. I am sure this is not Jones Beach in this photo. Jones Beach is such a lovely scenic family area. Its a shame that this filth exists. Please please do something about this unhealthy situation. I don't think anyone reading this would want their little children making sand castles out of f***s.