Park & Recreation Department

The Park and Recreation Department offers a comprehensive and varied program of public recreation activities, services, and resources for residents. Programs are self-sustaining and offer an opportunity for quality use of leisure time in a productive and healthy manner. Recreation facilities include the Atkinson Pool, Fairbank Community Center, toddler playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, outdoor skating area (weather permitting), and fields for baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, softball, and soccer. Major recreation areas include Davis Field, Frank G. Feeley Field, and Haskell Recreation Area.


Message from Park, Recreation, and Aquatic Director, Nancy McShea



Fall 2014 Program Brochure
Check out all of the activities that are being offered this season! Sign up early to reserve your spot and to make ensure your class does not get cancelled due to low enrollment.
(Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014)
Massachusetts Park Pass
Discover your Massachusetts State Parks by borrowing the Sudbury Park & Recreation Parks Pass for free!
(Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014)
Park and Recreation Preschool Programs 2014-2015
Registration is open for the 2012-2013 preschool program! Download the schedule today.
(Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014)

General Information

Financial Assitance Application
Financial Assistance is available for some of our programs.
(Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013)
CORI Policy
This document discusses the practices and procedures for the Town of Sudbury CORI policy.
(Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011)
Chaperones Wanted!
We want YOU to chaperone at Teen Center!
(Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010)
Camps and Clinics Health Forms
The Massachusetts Board of Health has implemented regulations that apply to participants in upcoming summer programs.
(Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008)
Ways to Register
How do I register for programs?
(Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007)
Brochure Mailing Timeline
(Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007)
Registration Form
Use this form to sign up for any Park and Recreation program.
(Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2004)

Brochure | Expand

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2014 Summer Camps & Clinics Brochure Check out all of the activities that are being offered this summer, February vacation, and April vaction! January 16, 2014
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Jean Lind Teen Center Brochure Check it out! Get all the information you need regarding teen center events, rules, dress code, and more! August 23, 2010
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Forms | Expand

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Advertisement Rates July 19, 2007
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Application for a License To Conduct A Recreational Camp For Children July 19, 2007
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Camp Staff Application Summer Camp Application January 14, 2014
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Camps and Clinic Health Forms Each participant must provide a record of their most recent physical exam and immunizations dated within the past 24 months. Please bring all forms the first day of each new camp/clinic week for all programs. Please hand in forms to the camp director the first day of the program. If you do not have these forms your child will not be allowed to stay per board of health regulations. July 19, 2007
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Cori Form June 3, 2013
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Financial Assistance Application Financial Assistance is available for some of our programs. It is offered to Sudbury Residents based on financial need. January 22, 2013
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Park and Recreation Registration Form Use this form to register for any Park and Recreation Program. July 30, 2007
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Program Booking Sheet This updated form allows the vendor to complete the booking sheet on the computer. Once all of the boxes have been fill in, please save and email to or print and mail a copy to us. May 8, 2012
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April Vacation 2013 February 26, 2013
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April Vacation Programs 2013 February 26, 2013
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Camps and Clinics 2013 - Listing by week Are you looking to fill a summer week with camp? Check out out listing of camps and clinics by week! June 3, 2013
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Camps and Clinics By Week 2014 May 28, 2014
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CIT Director Job Description January 6, 2014
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Family Fun Night 2014 July 15, 2014
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Park and Recreation run Preschool Programs 2014-2015 Looking for a programs designed with your preschoolers in mind? Check out our 2014-2015 preschool offerings run by Sudbury Park & Recreation! June 2, 2014
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Preschool Pals Job Description Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Adventure Program Counselor Job Description Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Parks & Recreation is now offering online courses! Welcome to our Online Instruction Center.

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared
just for you. Ready to explore our catalog? Click the Courses link at the top of this page.

Enroll today!

September 3, 2008
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Sudbury Summer Assistant Director Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Summer Counselor Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Summer Head Counselor Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Summer Head Counselor Job Description February 9, 2011
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Sudbury Summer Inclusion Aide Job Description January 6, 2014
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Sudbury Summer Inclusion Program Flyer 2014 December 31, 2013
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Recreation Facility Use Permit September 27, 2012
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Policy | Expand

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CORI Policy Please see this document for the practices and procedures in regards to the Town of Sudbury CORI policy. February 28, 2011
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Field Closing Guidelines March 16, 2007
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Field Use Policy This policy applies to all Town of Sudbury and school fields K-8 (after school hours), athletic fields and Fairbank Community Center located in the Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts when scheduled by the Park & Recreation Department. All guidelines included in this policy must be met or the Park and Recreation Department has the right to revoke use of requested facility by applicants. September 10, 2012
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Refunds And Withdrawals All refund requests must be in writing.

In the event that a program is cancelled due to lack of sufficient enrollment the customer will receive a full refund.

Refunds are easier to process if you pay by credit card! If you pay by check, you must submit a refund
form with a copy of your cancelled check.

March 31, 2014
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Athletic Field's Needs Assessment and Recreation Master Plan - Executive Summary This document provides a brief summary of the process, findings, and recommendations for the full Athletic Field’s Needs Assessment and Master Plan Update report dated November 8, 2012. For a detailed analysis of the findings and recommendations please refer to the full report. December 19, 2012
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Athletic Field's Needs Assessment and Recreation Master Plan Update In 2003 Gale Associates was engaged by the Friends of Sudbury Park & Recreation to assist with an updated Athletic Needs Assessment and Master Plan. In 2012 Gale Associates was hired again to assist with updating of the 2003 plan. The update was needed due to changes in field inventory and condition and changes in community's needs. December 7, 2012
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When will the next Park & Recreation/Atkinson Pool brochure be available?

The Sudbury Park and Recreation Department brochure is mailed to our database of Recreation and Pool Members four times per year. The brochure is mailed in August (Fall), December (Winter), January (Summer Camps & Clinics), March (Spring), and June (Summer). The brochure has information on the various programs offered by the Recreation Department including Atkinson Pool, Inclusive and Adaptive Programming, and Teen Center events.

Park and Rec - Class Instruction

How can I teach a class or program for the Park & Rec.?

Park and Recreation is always looking for new program ideas and especially people to teach these activities. Come down to the office and pick up an instructor packet, or contact the Program Coordinator, and let us know what you would like to bring to our department. We will do our best to set something up.

Park and Rec - Staff

Who should I call at Park and Recreation and the Atkinson Pool?

 The main number for the Atkinson Pool/Park and Recreation is (978) 443-1092

Name Title Extension
Nancy McShea Park, Recreation, and Aquatics Director 3259
Brian Sullivan Youth Coordinator/Teen Center Director 3227
Patricia Haberstroh Office Coordinator 3258
Anne Lee Preschool Coordinator 3231
Amber Comeau

Assistant Recreation Director/ Adaptive Sports and Recreation Director

  Program Coordinator 3256
Chery Finley Aquatic Supervisor 3264
John Barrett Assistant Aquatic Director 3255



Fairbank Senior Center 978-443-3055
Parks & Grounds Department 978-443-2209 ext. 1430
Park & Recreation Fax Number 978-443-1051
Inclement Weather Hotline 978-639-3233
Field Closings 978-639-3234


Sports - Swimming

I am interested in a youth swim team for my child; how do I go about finding information?

The Sudbury Swim Team is a competitive swim team open to the youth of Sudbury and surrounding towns. The team aspires to create an environment where the swimmers enjoy the experience of competitive swimming through improvement of their stroke and racing techniques, improved personal race times, appreciation of the team friendships and team spirit. To this end, the program is designed to maximize personal enjoyment and improvement. We hope that each swimmer will take full advantage of the team experience.

The Sudbury Youth Swim Team is open to swimmers age 7 and up who demonstrate proficiency in the freestyle, backstroke and the breaststroke. Children who are 6 years old are welcome to try out for the team but unless they are exceptionally strong swimmers, the team will most likely recommend waiting until they are 7 years old. All new swimmers are asked to attend a Coach's assessment prior to the beginning of the season at the Atkinson Pool to determine their readiness to participate on a competitive swim team. The assessment will involve the child demonstrating their swimming skills and having an opportunity to meet and talk with the coach. We will not accept swimmers who need basic swimming instruction.

Team Registration:
Each August we have an in-house registration period for current team members and their siblings. These will be mailed out in mid-August. This extends until October 1st. Applications for interested new swimmers will be available here on our website and at Brines Sporting Good Store and at Atkinson Pool beginning July 1-September 30th. Applications are due no later than October 1st.. New swimmers will be accepted officially on the team beginning on October 2nd and spots will be offered on a first come first served basis according to receipt of application and number of available open spots. Parents whose children are placed on a waiting list will be called and/or emailed to inform them of this status. Preference will be given to children from Sudbury and those children who were on the waitlist from the previous year. This information is posted in the quarterly recreation bulletin from the town of Sudbury as well as posted at the Atkinson Pool.

Team Size:
We have the capacity to serve 144 swimmers. This is the maximum number of swimmers the team can support given our pool and staffing resources. This allows for approximately +-30 children within each age category. Once the capacity is reached for each age group or the whole team , children will be placed on a waiting list

Sports - Youth

How do I register my child for participation in sports league? I registered my child for soccer (baseball, basketball) but haven't heard anything.
Youth sport leagues are run by parent organized associations. Each league has a Board of Directors. The leagues and associations are not sponsored by Park and Recreation. The following is a listing of contacts for the various sports offerings ( this lisiting is also included in the Park & Recreation brochure that is mailed to all residents).

Baseball - Ages 6-15 Katie Howd - 978-443-5573
Sudbury Youth Basketball - Girls Grades 3-8 Margaret Chunias - 978-443-3467
Sudbury Youth Basketball - Boys Grades 3-8 Pat Rosseel - 978-443-8172
Football - Pop Warner - Youth Steve Pace - 978-443-7401
Youth Hockey - Learn to Skate Joe Meeks - 978-443-3395
Sudbury Lacrosse - Boys Adam Zais - 978-443-0827
Sudbury Lacrosse - Girls Paul Griffin - 978-443-7541
Soccer - Youth Sudbury Youth Soccer Association - 978-443-1321
Softball - Girls Kathy Dill - 978-443-7849
Swim Team - Sudbury Youth Dori & Kirk Hutchinson - 978-443-4817
Sudbury Youth Wrestling Joel Mode - 978-440-9923

Park & Recreation | 978-443-1092

Name Position Office Location
Nancy McShea Parks, Recreation & Aquatics Director Fairbank Community Center
Amber Comeau Ass't Recreation Director/Adaptive Sports & Rec Specialist Fairbank Community Center
Patricia Haberstroh Park and Recreation Administrative Assistant Fairbank Community Center
Anne Lee Preschool Director Fairbank Community Center
Brian Sullivan Youth Coordinator Atkinson Pool

Atkinson | (978) 443-1092

Name Position Office Location
Chery Finley Aquatic Supervisor Atkinson Pool
John Barrett Assistant Aquatics Director Atkinson Pool
Crispin Gilbert Head Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Anna Browning Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Connor Curtis Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Emily Davis Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Meghan MacAskill Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Nicole Miller Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Olivia Rogan Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Samantha Strella Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Dunn William Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Emily Fleming Lifeguard Fairbank Community Center
Meridith Nash Lifeguard Fairbank Community Center
Logan Szretter Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Daniel Berry Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Natalie Bettez Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Isabella Borg Lifeguard in Training Fairbank Community Center
Sarah Clopeck Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Kristen Nash Lifeguard in Training Fairbank Community Center

Parks and Grounds | 978-440-5430

Name Position Office Location
Christopher Felt Foreman/HEO Parks and Grounds
Tom Russo Ass't Mechanic/Crew Leader/HEO Parks and Grounds
John McCormack Light Equipment Operator Parks and Grounds
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