Waltham Recreational Resources
  • 4-H Club - 240 Beaver Street - Contact: Wendy Marcks - 781-891-0650
    4-H is a government-sponsored youth (ages 5-18) development program conducted by volunteer leaders. Projects revolve around 5 focus areas: Communications, Science, Health, Leadership, and Community Service. Volunteer opportunities: Club leaders or resource leaders for youth. (2008/02/16)
  • Adult Sports Leagues - 781-314-3475
    The Parks and Recreation Department has contact names and numbers for teams of men's, women's and coed softball, mens over-30 baseball, coed volleyball and men's basketball. (2003/05/08)
  • Babe Ruth League - Contact: Frank Lombardo - 781-894-8098
    Baseball for boys and girls ages 13 to 15.
  • Boy Scouts of America Minuteman Council - 891 Centre Street, Boston 02130 Contact: John Dillon - 522-4000
    The Boy Scouts offer hobby and career-oriented activities for boys 6-20. Volunteer opportunities: Unit leaders needed.
  • Community Farm - See listing under Social Services
  • Connie Mack League - Contact: George Viens - 781-891-0227
    Baseball for boys and girls ages 16 to 18.
  • Connors Memorial Pool - River and Newton Streets
    A metropolitan District Commission-run free public outdoor pool with lifeguards and swimming lessons.
  • Dana Athletic Center - Bentley College, 450 Beaver Street - 781-891-3415
    The Bentley College pool is open year-round to Waltham residents and the entire athletic center is open to residents in the summer. Waltham residents and Waltham businesses receive special membership rates.
  • Fernald Greenhouses - 200 Trapelo Road - 781-894-3600, 781-899-4861 (TTY)
    The Fernald School is a state-run residential program for developmentally disabled adults. Residents run a greenhouse with wreaths, arrangements, plants and Christmas trees for sale.
  • Girl Scouts - 265 Beaver Street - 781-893-6113
    The Girl Scouts offer contemporary programs for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade - camping, troops, babysitting courses, clubs, selling cookies, theater programs, environmental programs and more. A 75-acre site in North Waltham is available to Girl Scouts and is for rent to outside organizations. See separate listing for Girl Scout Museum under Cultural Resources. Volunteer opportunities: Adult leadership, one-time event programming, administrative tasks.
  • Girls' Softball - Contact: Maryellen Smith -- mersmith62@hotmail.com. Junior League for girls in grades 1 through 5. Senior League for girls in grades 6 and up. (2009/04/02)
  • GROW (Green Rows of Waltham) - 167 Moody Street - Contact: Gene Burkart - 781-899-5337
    GROW sponsors 115 "Victory" garden plots at the UMass. Field Station in North Waltham. GROW home page.
  • Henry's Baseball Club - 891-0621
    Ages 17 - 30+.
  • Little Nippers Baseball - Contact: Al Finney - 781-899-4056
    Little League baseball for boys and girls through age 12.
  • North Waltham League - Contact: Charlie Tirone - 781-894-1654
    Little League baseball for boys and girls through age 12.
  • Prospect Hill Ski Club - Contact: Ken King - 781-891-0130
    Youth (through high school) ski-racing program for boys and girls. Volunteer opportunities: Coaches needed. (2002/08/10)
  • Totem Pole Riverboat Tours - 894-8604
    The Totem Pole offers leisurely river cruises on the Charles River between Moody Street and the Marriott in Newton. Charters are also available. Call for times.
  • Veterans Memorial Ice Rink - Totten Pond Road - 781-893-9409
    Public ice-skating rink run by metropolitan District Commission. Lessons available.
  • Victory Gardens at Gore Place - Contact: Susan Robertson - 52 Gore Street - 781-894-2798
    Garden plots are available to the public.
  • Waltham Amateur Radio Association
  • Waltham Boys' and Girls' Club - 20 Exchange Street - 781-893-6620 Spanish
    The Club offers activities and resources for children up to age 18, including pool, gym, weight room, computers, tutoring, photography, game room, performing arts, leadership and guidance programs, field trips and summer camp, and limited daytime programming for adults. Volunteer opportunities: Chaperoning, working on programs and activities, fundraising, performing arts. (2003/05/06)
  • Waltham Camera Club - Contact: Joanne Ayres - 781-489-1507 - Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, 190 Moody Street
    The Camera Club presents workshops and competitions for anyone interested in photography.
  • Waltham Chess Club - Contact: Alan Beck - 781-899-9052 - 147 Summer Street #22
    The Club holds weekly meetings for anyone interested in playing chess.
  • Waltham Devil Dogs/Pop Warner Football - Contact: Dick Scanlon - 781-891-4411
  • Waltham Family YMCA - 725 Lexington Street - 781-894-5295
    The Y offers swimming, basketball, karate, art, exercise, gymnastics, vacation camps, day care, nursery school and after-school programs, summer camp and programs for at-risk youth. Individual and family memberships are available. Financial assistance is also available. Volunteer opportunities: Child care, clerical work, youth department, fitness and aquatics instruction. (2002/05/10)
  • Waltham Garden Club - 20 Riverview Avenue Contact: Lela Chiavaras - 781-894-7295
    The Garden Club promotes the love for and knowledge of gardening among the people of Waltham and surrounding communities. The club holds monthly meetings with speakers, and sponsors workshops and civic plantings. Members receive free admission to Federated Garden Club activities at the UMass. Field Station in Waltham.
  • Waltham Girls Basketball League - Contact: Jim Condon - 781-899-7472
  • Waltham Parks and Recreation Department - 314 Totten Pond Road - 781-314-3475
    The Department offers sports and other recreational activities in varying locations around Waltham, including open gym, basketball, tennis and ice skating, as well as pre-school morning groups and a Counselor-in-Training program for summer camp. (2003/05/18)
  • Waltham Police Athletics - 155 Lexington Street - Contact: Jay Cronin and Bob Scarpone - 781-893-3700
    Waltham Police Department members sponsor athletic activities for boys and girls, including basketball (grades 9-12), soccer (grades 6-8), hiking in New Hampshire, road races and building playground equipment. Volunteer opportunities: Fundraising, coaches and helpers.
  • Waltham Stamp Club - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston 02193 - 508-460-0078
    The Waltham Stamp Club meets twice monthly at the Cardinal Spellman Museum and welcomes beginners to advanced collectors for lectures, auctions, bourse books and camaraderie.
  • Waltham Track Club - Contact: Joe Tranchita - 781-893-3828
  • Waltham Youth Basketball, Boys' Division - Contact: Wayne Cook - 781-891-3547 (2001/11/07)
  • Waltham Youth Hockey Association - Contact: Mike Douglas - 781-891-9831
  • Waltham Youth Soccer Association - Contact: Susan Basl - 781-647-0388 (2002/06/13)
  • Warrendale Little League - Contact: Bill Engel - 781-647-4715
    Little League baseball for boys and girls through age 12. (2003/05/06)
  • Waypoint Adventure - 34 Alder St. Waltham, 02453-0504 - 781-454-5297
    Waypoint Adventure specializes in custom tailored, transformational adventure experiences. (2011/12/12)
  • Wheels of Happiness - Contact: Anthony LaCava - 781-899-1520 - P.O. Box 1385, Waltham 02254
    Wheels of Happiness supplies free group transportation and recreation for physically and/or mentally disabled people. Activities include bowling (small fee charged), parties and trips, concentrating in Waltham. Volunteer opportunities: Chaperoning dances, scorekeeping, and fundraising.

The text following some of the entries, such as (2000/07/28), is the date when I most recently updated or verified the data in that entry.

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