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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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Res Beach Rendering 2022

Facility Information

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

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Special Events and Activities

Special Events & Activities are scheduled at the Res all summer long!

Friday Summer Concerts

Dogs End of the Summer Celebration

General Information

Located on Lowell Street in Arlington Heights, the Reservoir Beach includes a filtered/chlorinated swimming area, bathhouse, concession stand, parking lot, ADA accessible paths, playground and picnic pavilion. 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.


Organized Groups/Camps

Important!  We welcome organized groups/camps.  However, all groups must submit an online request.  Reservations for Parties & Special Events should submit a request for the Reservoir Beach  Pavilion - SUMMER GATHERINGS. 

If you are interested in reserving the Pavilion off-season (late August - early May), please submit a request for the Reservoir Beach Pavilion - OFF-SEASON GATHERINGS (Swimming is prohibited during this time.) 

The Large Group/camps reservation is ONLY for camps.  Please note, requests are NOT confirmed reservations. 
Organized group programs/camps wishing to swim at Reservoir Beach must receive approval in advance from Arlington Recreation.  Please see information under Group Reservation/no tables below.  Only pre-approved groups will be admitted. Questions?  Please contact us at 781-316-3880 or email RecOffice@town.arlington.ma.us.

Parties, Events and Picnic Reservations

Book your next Summer Time party or family gathering at Reservoir Beach!  Click on Pavilion Picnic Area - SUMMER GATHERINGS  below for details. (Only organized camps are permitted to submit requests for the Large Group/Camp reservations.

Off-season Reservations for the Picnic Pavilion are available from late August - early May (swimming is prohibited).  Click on Pavilion Picnic Area - OFF-SEASON GATHERINGS for details.






Reservations & Activities

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Ottoson Middle School Cross Country Thursday October 6, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ottoson Middle School Cross Country Thursday October 6, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Expressive Dance Class Expressive Dance Session B Friday October 7, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Expressive Dance Class (Session B) Drop-in Day 4 Friday October 7, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
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
Ottoson Middle School Cross Country Thursday October 13, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ottoson Middle School Cross Country Thursday October 13, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Expressive Dance Class Expressive Dance Session B Friday October 14, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Expressive Dance Class (Session B) Drop-in Day 5 Friday October 14, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Hims Birthday Party Saturday October 15, 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Expressive Dance Class Expressive Dance Session B Friday October 21, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Expressive Dance Class (Session B) Drop-in Day 6 Friday October 21, 2022 05:15 PM - 06:15 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