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Filippello (Domenick) Park
109 Arlington St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Access this park from Arlington Street or Grove Street.

This park with its playing fields and many amenities is situated on 14 tree lined acres between Arlington and Grove Streets. There is a convenient parking lot from the Grove Street entrance. Street parking is available on Arlington Street. Residents can request a permit from the Recreation Department for reserving the picnic and barbecue areas.

View the Filippello Park Photo Gallery.
Picnic Permit Application
Field Permit Application 
Leisure & Picnic
  • Two tot-lots or playgrounds (There are playgrounds at either entrance. Arlington Street playground is designed for 5-12 year olds and the Grove Street Tot-Lot is designed for 2-5 year olds. Both playgrounds are handicap accessible. The apparatus includes two belt swings, two half bucket swings, and two full bucket swings)
  • Sprinkler park (available from Memorial Day to Labor Day; The sprinklers are available to use by placing your hand at the designated spot to activate the water.   
  • 10 picnic tables and six grills (Reservations with a permit are available to Watertown residents only for a fee. Tables 3-6 are covered and tables 8 and 9 are covered)
  • One lighted walking path (1/4 of a mile)
  • Bike Rack   
  • Restrooms are available on weekends and weekdays

Sport Facilities

  • Softball field (lighted are available upon request)
  • Two playing fields (used for 6 v. 6 soccer, 11 v. 11 soccer)
  • Multi-use field with lights
  • Two basketball courts
  • Street hockey court

Check Availability For Fields and Picnics

Please check the picnic tables and fields availability before completing your application for submission.
1. Go to the Town's Home Page
2. Click on the Brown Button to the Left "Online Payments"
3. Click on the hyperlink "Recreation Program Payments"
4. You have come to a white and pink page. Click on "Reserve"
5. Click on the facility
6. Click on the Picnic Table or Field
7. Click on the "Gray Box for Available Activity"
8. Scroll to the Month and Day. GREEN Check means available
    and RED Cross means unavailable

Map of Filippello Park