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Frequently Asked Questions

What recreation programs, events and activities are happening in town?

The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities and events for people of all ages and abilities and you can find out what's happening many different ways. Seasonal brochures are mailed to all homes, information is current on our website at, check the Sharon Advocate newspaper, listen to local AM1630, look for posters and flyers around town, and watch Sharon Community Cable channel 8.

How do I register for youth sports?

All youth sport groups in Sharon are volunteer run organizations not affiliated with the recreation department. Please visit their individual websites for registration information.

Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes but online only.

Can I register online for a program?


Will I get a confirmation letter for a program I signed up for?

You will receive notice by email. If you do not have an email address you will not be notified. You are welcome to call and double check that you are in the class.

How will I know if my program is cancelled due to inclement weather?

If Sharon Public Schools are closed, so are our programs. For evening activities we make determinations by 3pm and put that information on our phone system, AM1630, and website. Sometimes instructors will make their own phone calls as well. You will be notified by email if you have checked the box to request cancellation notices.

Do I need a permit to use parks and field space?

Yes. All groups using any recreation space in town need to obtain a Field Permit Application and if using a space in the recreation center a Room Reservation Form.

Can I ice skate on the lake?

No, we do not encourage skating on Lake Massapoag, however we do have an ice skating pond at Deborah Sampson Park on East Foxboro Street, which is groomed for skating and equipped with warming hut and benches. It is located behind the old Sacred Heart school building.

Where can I launch a boat on the lake?

From the town boat ramp at the corner of beach and pond streets. All boats launched need to be 60 horsepower or less. Please visit our website for the link to purchase passes online. Passes cannot be obtained from the Recreation Department.

Can I fish at the beach?

No fishing is allowed at Memorial Park Beach, Community Center Beach, off the swim docks or boat docks-the hooks from fishing line are too dangerous for these populated areas.

Can I bring my dog to Memorial Park Beach?

No dogs are allowed on the grounds of Memorial Park Beach, please visit the Sharon Dog Park at Deborah Sampson Park.

What are the rules with beach permits?

Memorial Park Beach is a resident only beach and you must obtain a beach permit for use during the summer season (End of June through Labor Day). Community Center Beach is available for non-resident use. Please visit our website in the spring for current rates and information. Passes are sold online and cannot be obtained from the Recreation Department.

When is the Independence Day Celebration?

Traditionally we host this celebration yearly on July 3rd at Memorial Park Beach.