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Massachusetts Parks Pass
Melrose Residents may borrow a 2012 Massachusetts Park Pass free of charge. THe parks pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses or vans) at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee
Parks Pass is part of the "Use Nature as Your Guide" program sponsered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). From Boston to the Berkshires, DCR invites you to enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunites including hiking, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, and much more
Please contact the Recreation Department to reserve the Parks Pass for the 2012 season.( Memorial Day to Columbus Day). The pass may be borrowed for one day or one weekend and must be returned by 9:00am the following Monday. A $35 deposit will be required when you pick up the Park Pass. Your deposit will refunded to you when you return the pass.
For a list of Massachusetts park facilities where park passes may be used, please vit the DCR's webpage at
More About Melrose Recreation Department
The Melrose Recreation Department, helmed by Recreation Manager Frank Olivieri, is in the basement floor of City Hall.
The Melrose Recreation Department offers programs throughout the year, including a comprehensive summer recreation program for the children in Melrose.