About Us

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Mission Statement

To provide the community opportunities to engage in quality, inclusive and accessible programs and services.

Vision Statement

To be a leader in promoting inclusion, community engagement and a healthy active lifestyle. Creating Community Through People, Parks, and Places.

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. Help us as we try to expand our ability to provide meaningful and accessible recreational opportunities for all. Your suggestions are welcomed.

Enterprise Fund

The Department operates as an Enterprise Fund whereby program and facility fees must cover the direct cost of operations including all full- and part-time staff and program, services and facility expenses including supplies, equipment, utilities and wages/overhead. As such, the operating budget may increase or decrease year to year to meet changes in enrollment and facility use demands. The Director of Recreation and Community Programs, through the Recreation Committee, sets program fees with the approval of the Select Board. The operating budget supports staff who manage and deliver programs along with the supplies and equipment needed to operate those programs and services in addition to seven full-time staff. 

The Enterprise Fund is comprised of four divisions: Recreation, Pine Meadows Golf Club, Community Center and the Administrative Division. Program revenues (Recreation, Pine Meadows Golf Club and Community Center) also help fund Capital Improvement Projects.

The Department offers a wide variety of leisure, socialization and recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Staff plan, schedule and coordinate programs, activities and special events at Outdoor Recreation Facilities such as, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, the Town Pool, Old Reservoir and Pine Meadows Golf Club. Other outdoor resources include Conservation and Open Spaces. Additionally, the indoor facilities the department utilize include the Community Center, the Public Schools, off-site and out-of-town venues.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Melissa Battite, CPRP Director of Recreation & Community Programs (781) 698-4801
Peter Coleman, CPRP, CPO Assistant Director of Recreation (781) 698-4803
Christine Dean, CPRP Community Center Director (781) 698-4802
Laura Perry , CPO Recreation Supervisor (781) 698-4811
Thomas Romano, CPRP Community Center Youth & Family Program Coordinator (781) 698-4813
Kate DeAngelis, CTRS Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (781) 698-4817
Melinda Spencer, MCPPO Administrative Manager (781) 698-4812
Lisa Aboyan Financial Administrative Assistant (781) 698-4804
Ann McKean Administrative Assistant (781) 698-4870
Cherie Robinson  Administrative Assistant (781) 698-4806