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Reservoir Beach - Pavilion Picnic Area - SUMMER GATHERINGS


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Reservoir Beach
Pavilion Picnic Area - SUMMER GATHERINGS
Group Programs/Youth Camps Reservations (No tables)
Entrance Area
Pavilion Picnic Area - OFF-SEASON GATHERINGS
Reservoir Beach - Walking/Running Path

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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 the NEW Reservoir Beach Pavilion Picnic Area! 

  • Parties are for 2-hour time slots that include set up and clean up. 
  • Reservations are $200 for Arlington Residents ($300 non-residents) and include beach admission for 25 guests. (Additional guests are $6/pp. Up to 10 additional guests made be added at the time of booking).
  • Hosts and guests have use of Pavilion Picnic area, beach for swimming and grassy area for games.  At the end of your reservation time, please vacate the Pavilion Area.  However, you and your guests are free to continue swimming and enjoying the beach area until the Beach closes for the day.
  • You may bring in any simple food, but there is no access to refrigeration, microwave, sink or electricity.
  • Grilling, open flames and alcohol are not allowed.

Organized youth group programs/camps should submit a Group Programs/Camps Reservation.

Party Timeslots
Parties at the Picnic Pavilion are booked for 2 hours ($200 Resident/$300 non-resident for 25 guests). Here are the timeslots we offer:

*Please note - we do not allow 2 timeslots to be booked back to back *

10:15 am - 12:15 pm 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursdays:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Last week of the season extra times: For Monday 8/21 - Thursday 8/24, all "weekend" timeslots above available.

* 2-hour timeslots refer to the use of the Picnic Pavilion.  Party guests are welcome to stay after party to continue swimming and enjoying the park.*

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

  1. View Reservoir Beach Calendar below for availability.  
  2. Log into your household account (or create one) and submit a "reserve" request.  
  3. You will receive an emailed response with "Held" or "declined".
  4. If your request is available, 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. (Feel free to contact Rec office 781-316-3880 to check on request submitted.)

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