147 Abbot Street
Andover, MA 01810
Parking Update at Recreation Park
The entrance road (147 Abbot St.) for parking at Recreation Park is CLOSED due to the placement of temporary housing to accommodate those affected by the gas related issue in town.
Parking entrance for Recreation Park has been moved to 11 Woburn St.
Please enter at 11 Woburn St. (one way) and follow signs to park in the back lot. You may also park along the exit road, or up behind the two green sheds at the Park.
Please be respectful of the No Parking signs and other signage, as to keep for an organized flow of traffic.
Note: Please try and carpool to programs if possible as there is limited parking in this area.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Open year round
This large scenic park off Abbot Street is open to the public for a wide variety of recreationalactivities when not in use for REC activities or for private rentals.
Facilities include four lighted tennis courts, a lighted ball field, a lighted in-line skating rink, picnic areas, and children’s play area.
The softball field is home to the Andover REC Adult Co-Ed Softball League, which has a Spring/Summer League as well as a Fall League. The Adult Softball League is extremely popular and plays Monday-Friday nights from April-November. For more information on the softball league click here.
Rec Park is also home to Andover's largest and most affordable summer program, Rec Park Playground! This program is open to Andover residents only and is in session for 7-8 weeks each summer (depending on calendar). More information on Rec Park Playground can be found here.
For a larger view of the Rec Park Map click on the link.
Recreation Park is offered for private rental from April 1-October 31, weather permitting, and when not in use by Recreation Department programs or town leagues. Facilities include the pavilion with covered picnic area, softball field, and children’s’ play area. In addition, there are walking trails throughout the surrounding wooded area. Pomps Pond is not available for private rental.
The maximum capacity is 100. There are 2 rental options available: ½ day rentals (4 hour max) and full day rentals (8 hour max). Alcohol is NOT permitted on town property. Participants are welcome to bring in their own food or go through a licensed caterer. Grills are available for an additional fee.
A $50 security deposit, signed contract, and valid VISA or MC is required for booking Recreation Park. The key can be picked up at the Recreation Office on the day of rental (Friday if rental date is over the weekend) and must be returned the day after the event (Monday if rental date is over the weekend). The charge for a non-return key is $50.
Contact: Jen Lawlor, 978-623-8340 for more information, pricing and availability.
Recreation Park has four lighted tennis courts. The lights are on from dusk until 10:00 pm, when the park closes. No fee to town residents for use of courts.
Our league has a long tradition in Andover at Rec Park. Stop by to cheer on your favorite team, Monday–Friday evenings from 6-10 pm. The fall league runs through October. Spring league play begins in May.
Contact: Bill Letourneau