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Reservoir Beach - Pavilion Picnic Area - OFF-SEASON GATHERINGS


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Reservoir Beach
Pavilion Picnic Area - SUMMER GATHERINGS
Group Programs/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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General Information
Reservoir Beach Park is open to the public late August - early May.  The park includes a new playground, grassy area, walking trails, sandy beach, paved parking and a picnic pavilion.  (Reservoir Beach is open for swimming during the summer with paid admission.)  Swimming is prohibited during the off-season.  Off-leash dogs are not permitted except during designated morning times.

In the off-season (roughly late August - early May), the Pavilion may be reserved for small gatherings & parties.  The permit reserves the 3 picnic tables for your gathering.  The park and playground are available and also open to the public. As with all park picnic permits, the park should be used "as is".  No additional tables, tents, chairs, canopies, bounce houses, etc. allowed.  Grilling, open flames and alcohol not permitted.  

While the bathroom and snack bar are closed in the off-season, a portapottie is available September 1 - November.

Off-Season 2022-23 Information
Pavilion Picnic reservations will be accepted in the off season starting Saturday, August 27 through early May.

Reservations are booked with payment only.  To make a reservation request:
  1. View the Picnic Area Calendar below for availability.  One party is booked per 2-hour timeslot.
  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 held, 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. Once payment is received, your permit will be issued.  Please have it available on the day of your event.
Picnic requests are for parties of 50 or fewer.  For parties larger than 50, please submit a Special Event Request Form.

Fee Schedule
Daily Time Slots:
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fees per timeslot:

Above information is for parties under 50 people.  Parties greater than 50 need to submit a Special Event Request Form.  

Reservations & Activities

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Program Event Teams Date Time
Luca Birthday Party Saturday October 8, 2022 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Birthday party Monday October 10, 2022 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Hims Birthday Party Saturday October 15, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Catropa Party Sunday October 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Birthday Party Saturday October 29, 2022 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM