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Parmenter - Picnic Area


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Basketball Court
Kid Care Afterschool - 2nd & 3rd Floor
Kid Care Preschool - 1st Floor
Arlington Recreation Department - 2nd Floor
Picnic Area
Multi Purpose Room - 4th Floor

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Parmenter Playground & picnic table

Facility Area Information

17 Irving Street
Arlington, MA 02474

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General Information
The park is open to the public.  A picnic area permit allows you use of the park and reserve up to ANY two tables for a 2-hour time slot  Permits are issued for parties and small gatherings under 50 people. 

Please also submit the Special Event Request Form for gatherings greater than 50.

There are no portable restrooms at this park.

Reservations are confirmed and booked with payment only.  To make a reservation request:
  1. View the Picnic Area Calendar below for availability.  One party is booked per time slot.
  2. Log into your household account (or create one).
  3. Submit a Reservation Request.
  4. Once your request is submit, you will receive an email confirming you submitted a request. 
  5. Within a day or two, if your requested time is available and we don't have any questions, your reservation will be approved & booked and you will receive an invoice. 
  6. Please log into your account and pay within 24 hours.  Reservations with unpaid balances will be cancelled after 24 hours.
  7. Once the invoice is paid, you will receive the permit. 
  8. Have the permit accessible (on your phone or a printed copy) on the day of your event.

    If we have questions on your request we will hold the space for a day or 2 and try to contact you.  Questions? Call 781-316-3880 PRIOR to submitting your request. For more information on rental spaces, click HERE.

  9. Your request will automatically be declined if you submit for more than one timeslot.  For reservation requests of more than 50 people or private/corporate events, please follow up with a "Special Event Request Form". Your request will be placed on hold until we receive the form. and submit a "reserve" request.

Fee Schedule
Weekend Time Slots:
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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