Athletic Field Scheduling

Reserving and using DCR athletic fields

Department of Conservation and Recreation

The Details of Athletic Field Scheduling

What you need for Athletic Field Scheduling

Timing

  • Spring/Summer seasons (April – August) – applications will be accepted between December 1st of the prior year and March 1st of the current year
  • Fall season (late August – November) – applications will be accepted between March 1st and June 1st of the current year

The Melnea A. Cass Recreational Center is the DCR’s only year-round indoor facility. The seasonal field house can be used for a number of activities including soccer, tennis, track and field and events like dance competitions or birthday parties. Reservations for the field house will be accepted four times during the year:

  • Winter (January – March): Applications will be accepted until November 1st of the prior year, and permits will be issued on December 1st.
  • Spring (April – June): Applications will be accepted until February 1st, and permits will be issued on March 1st.
  • Summer (July – September): Applications will be accepted until April 1st, and permits will be issued on May 1st.
  • Fall (October – December): Applications will be accepted until June 1st, and permits will be issued on July 1st.

Fees for Athletic Field Scheduling

One time use: $40.00 for first 2-3 hr. block, then $40.00 per hour per field thereafter

Seasonal rentals: $200.00 for one (1) 2-3 hour block per field, per day for the season, then $40.00 per hour, per field, per day for the season

Light fee: $50.00 per hour

How to apply Athletic Field Scheduling

251 Causeway St. 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Email: DCR.athleticpermit@mass.gov

Next steps for Athletic Field Scheduling

DCR will review your application

All applications will be considered according to agency priorities for field use (see Community Guide for the Reservation and Use of DCR Athletic Fields and Facilities) and the field schedule. DCR will make every effort to accommodate applications however, space and time limitations may not allow the agency to grant all requests.

DCR may contact one or more groups during the scheduling period to explore alternative scheduling that will allow us to maximize field utilization and equitably accommodate as many requests as possible.

Contact for Athletic Field Scheduling

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