Lexington Community Center
Summer 2015 Program Brochure
General Program and Registration Information
Greenway Corridor Committee/ACROSS Lexington
Jobs and Volunteering
Open Space and Recreation Plan
Parks, Playgrounds & Fields
RECREATION and Community Programs GIS SITE
Recreation and Community Programs Internship Program
RECREATION 2014 - 2016 STRATEGIC PLAN
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Recreation and Community Programs Department
The Lexington Recreation and Community Programs Department is aware of recent new stories that have aired on the safety of rubber infill used in synthetic turf fields. Our department has received information from our landscape architect who oversaw the installation of the turf fields at Lincoln Park indicating that the evidence from reliable scientific studies by state and federal agencies, including the EPA and CPSC, suggests no correlation between synthetic turf and human health issues. The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) released a statement on this issue. The STC has also published guidelines and research on crumb rubber in synthetic turf fields.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health also issued a letter on this topic in March 2015. A copy of the letter can be found here. The letter stated that scientific literature suggests that exposure opportunities to artificial turf fields are not generally expected to result in health effects and testing results on the crumb rubber infill indicated a lead content level less than the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) limit established for children's products.
Registration for Summer Swim Lessons, Fall Flag Football, and new Summer "Lifetime" 60+ Programs at the Community Center begins on Monday, April 27, 2015. Online registration begins at 12:01 a.m. Office Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Check out new programs in our Summer Brochure!
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Office Phone Number: 781-698-4800
Recorded Program Information and Cancelations: 781-698-4810
Recreation and Community Programs Department Directory:
|Director of Recreation and Community Programs
|Part-Time Department Clerk
Description of Services:
The Lexington Recreation and Community Programs Department is where Lexington residents can participate in seasonal and year-round, unique, quality programs. Led by excellent, qualified instructors, these programs offer participants affordable opportunities for a wide variety of passive and active recreation, wellness and leisure activities.The goal of the Recreation and Community Programs Department is to provide affordable, quality programs meeting the needs of the community. Please let us know about barriers that prevent participation. We are proud of our work with members of the community in creating exciting and successful programs. Please help us as we try to expand our ability to provide meaningful and accessible recreational opportunities for all. Your suggestions are welcomed.
The Lexington Recreation and Community Programs Department has operated as an Enterprise Fund since 1991. Programs are self-supported by setting user fees to cover all expenses. The Director of Recreation and Community Programs, through the Recreation Committee, sets fees with the approval of the Board of Selectmen. The Recreation and Community Programs Department operating budget supports staff that manages and delivers recreation programs along with the supplies needed to operate those programs. Surplus revenues generated through the Enterprise (Recreation and Pine Meadows Golf Club) helps fund Capital Improvement Projects and financially supports other Town Services including those provided by the Department of Public Works to the aquatic facilities, tennis courts, and golf course, and payment of $100,000 per year towards the Lincoln Park debt.