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Reservoir Beach - Picnic Area #1

Facility Area Information

Lowell St.
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 316-3880

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Summer Beach/Swim Parties

Book your next summer time party or family gathering at Reservoir Beach! 

  • Parties are for 2-hour time slots that include set up and clean up. 
  • Reservations are $125 and include admission for 20 guests (and up to 10 chaperones).  After 20 guests, you are charged on a $5/pp basis.
  • Hosts and guests have use of picnic tables, playground, beach for swimming and grassy area for games.  (Please note:  Picnic Area #1 and Picnic Area #2 are not "assigned" but selected based on first come, first serve.)
  • You are free to bring in any simple food, but there is no access to refrigerator, microwave, sink or electricity.
  • Grilling/Open flames are not allowed.
Groups larger than 50 people and corporate/private events should submit a Special Event Request Form.

Reservations are booked with payment only.  To make a reservation request:

  1. View Reservoir Beach Calendar below for availability.  Two parties are allowed for each time slot (Picnic Area# 1 and Picnic Area #2).
  2. Log into your household account (or create one) and submit a "reserve" request.  
  3. You will receive an emailed response with "approved" or "declined".
  4. If your request is approved, your day/time will be held for 24-48 hours.  Please call 781-316-3880 to confirm and pay.  Holds will automatically expire without payment.
  5. Print a Reservoir Beach Party Guest Roster.  The completed form should be left at the check-in desk the day of your party.

Important!  We welcome parties and organized groups/camps.  However, all parties & groups must submit an online request.  PLEASE NOTE REQUESTS ARE NOT CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS. Reservations are approved and confirmed with payment only by calling Rec office at 781-316-3880.  Beach gate staff cannot accept or approve reservations.

Off-season Rentals
During the off-season (roughly September - May), the park is open to the public and may be permitted for events and parties.  During the off-season, access to the water is not permitted and there are no bathrooms available. The rate is $25/hour for residents and $50/hour for non-residents. If you are interested in reserving in the off-season, please submit a request for "Reservoir Beach", not one of the picnic areas.

Fee Schedule
Summer time parties are $125 for 2 hours and include the use of 2 picnic tables and admission for 20 guests (and up to 10 chaperones).   Additional guests are admitted on a $5/pp basis
  • Weekends/Holidays: 11:00am - 1:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm or 4:00pm-6:00pm.  
  • Fridays: 4:30pm - 6:30pm. 
Two parties are booked for each time slot (Picnic Area #1 and Picnic Area #2).  For larger parties (up to 50 people) both areas may be rented but tables cannot be moved.

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