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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Recreation
Program Information
Contact
Peter Centola
Recreation Director
Email

149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6494
Fx: (617) 926-6129

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00 pm
The Recreation Department services the residents of this community for example: providing group rate tickets for family shows and local sporting events to renovations and upgrades to town's recreational facilities. We have varied youth classes from preschool to high school ages with sports, games and the arts.

The department coordinates with the Watertown Public Schools, Department of Public WorksWatertown Boys & Girls Club and the youth organizations to provide a safe and healthy environment.

We also integrate with S.P.O.R.T. (Special Persons Organizational Recreation Time) for our special needs citizens with varied activities throughout the year. Residents must submit their registrations to the recreation office only.

We recently incorporated an online registration and payments for recreation activies under ONLINE SERVICES on the main page of this website.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Watertown Recreation Department to provide the citizens of the Town with varied and comprehensive passive and active recreational, leisure and seasonal opportunities for a wide range of age group and abilities. We will work with and/or assist any town agencies and citizens to improve any facility and/or activity that will benefit the residents of Watertown.

The department will also work with these groups to improve the recreational facilities in Watertown.

Park Permits
The residents of this community may apply for picnic permits at Domenick Fillippello Park and at Arsenal Park for barbeques, family gatherings and organizational events from April to October. We also issue permits for the many ball fields and tennis and basketball courts throughout the town.