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Reservoir Beach
Picnic Area #1
Group Programs/Camps Reservations (No tables)

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Facility Information

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

Quick Links
  • Organized Group/Camp Reservations, Click HERE
  • Picnic Area #1, Click HERE   Picnic Area #2, Closed Summer 2021
  • Purchase Season Pass, Click HERE.  Purchase $6 Day Pass, Click HERE.
  • Monthly Calendar, scroll to bottom of this page or Click HERE.

General Information
Located on Lowell Street in Arlington Heights, the Reservoir Beach includes a filtered/chlorinated swimming area, bathhouse, concession stand and playground. Beach tags can be purchased in person at the Arlington Recreation office, Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm, online or at the beach once it is open. Daily passes and season passes are available. The beach is supervised by certified lifeguards and other beach staff while open. Only U.S. Coast Guard certified lifesaving devices are allowed. All people over one (1) year of age are charged admission to the beach area. Grilling/open flames not allowed.  Seasonal snack bar. Walking trail around Arlington Reservoir.

Reservoir Beach is open seasonally for swimming from mid-June through late August to Arlington residents and non-residents.  Closing dates and times are dependent upon staff availability.  Except for pre and post season maintenance, the park is open to the public approximately September - May in the off season.

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.

Parties, Events and Picnic Reservations

Book your next summer time party or family gathering at Reservoir Beach!  Click on Picnic Area #1 (Picnic Area #2 closed Summer 2021) below for details.

For all gatherings over 50 people and private/corporate events, please submit online request AND fill out a Special Event Request Form.

To check availability for a Summer Party, click on the entire facility below or PICNIC AREA #1 (Picnic Area #2 closed Summer 2021).

Fee Schedule
For events or parties during the summer time, please click on Picnic Area #1 (Picnic Area #2 closed Summer 2021) for more information.

During the off-season, roughly September - May, the park is open to the public and may be permitted for events and picnics.  The rate is $25/hour for residents and $50/hour for non-residents.  During off-season, access to the water is not permitted.  Also, bathrooms are not available.

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