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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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Online Registration and Payments


The Watertown Recreation Department has On Line Registration and Payments .  Those interested in participating in programs can register online and pay for it as well using an electronic check, debit or credit card.

If interested in registering on line, please go to the Town’s Website at and select the Online Payment section which is on the left side of the home page.  Then select Recreation Program Payments  under the Recreation Program Registration and Payments message.

Once connected to the registration page, you must Log In as a user.  Use your email address that you gave the department and then create a new account.   Once you have a log in account, you are ready to register for programs.  You only need one account per family.  Please note, you always need to login to register. Check your account on a regular basis to make sure it is up to date and includes all emergency numbers.  After you have logged in to your account, click Register to sign up for programs and follow the prompts.

It is also possible to check if our recreational facilities are reserved on a particular date and time using this software.  To do this, please click Reserve on the main page and select your facility to check.  However, you will not be able to reserve a park, court or picnic area using this method. Go to "document center" on top right corner of this page then click recreation and permit applications. Download the picnic or field application, fill it out and email or fax it back to us.  We will get back to you via email if your application is approved. Please call the Recreation Department at 617-972-6494 or 617-312-9007 for assistance.


  • Go to:
  • Select: Online Payment
  • Select: Recreation Program Payment
  • Login to the registration and payment software
  • Select: View Account
  • Select: Make a Payment