Montague is designated as a Playful City USA Community. Playful City USA designation, funded by National non-profit KaBOOM!, honors cities and towns across the country for "putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents."

Please see our Park Rules and Regulations for more information about using our parks.

Unity Park

First St., Turners Falls -

Our *award-winning park is MPRD’s flagship facility, and has been one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in Franklin County for generations!

Facilities included a playground (with a whale water spray feature), sand volleyball court, basketball court, community garden, picnic area, ball fields, and 7,200 square foot skate park (below)!

“The Whale” Water Spray Feature is typically open from mid-June through Labor Day, with operating hours from 10:00am 7:00pm!

The Fieldhouse is also home to the Parks & Recreation Dept.

The Sun Shelter and picnic areas can be reserved for parties and events. Please contact the MPRD Office at 863-3216 to reserve space.

*Massachusetts Recreation & Parks Assoc., Best Design of Facility, March 2014.

Skate Park

The Unity Skate Park opened in 2016, and has proven to be one of the most popular skate parks in Western Mass. Built by Grindline Skateparks of Seattle.

The skate park appeals to every skill level. Skateboarding is a great, healthy sport, so get your kids involved and have them experience the thrill of this fantastic facility.

Please follow the Scooter Safety Guidelines when using the Skate Park.

Highland Park

Lyman St., Millers Falls -

Located just off Millers Falls Road right before the hill going down to the village center, Highland Park is the second most widely utilized park under the Parks & Recreation Department’s authority.

The facility currently includes a softball field (soccer in the fall), playground area, picnic area, park shed, and a parking area with a basketball hoop. The park is currently used by our Girls Softball Program (which now plays in the Greenfield Girls Softball League), and Youth Soccer.

The playground has seen considerable improvements in the last ten to twelve years, with the installation of a slide, climbing structure, merry-go-round, and swingsets.

Montague Center Park

The corner of School & Station Streets, Montague Center -

Large ballfield and open space, playground, and picnic area.

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Parkland Acquisition & Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant through the State to refurbish the playground, in addition to developing other areas of the park. We have started the design process and plan on breaking ground early this summer! Stay up to date on our Facebook page!

Rutter's Park

Located between Montague Road and Broadway in Lake Pleasant -

Our newest creation! Phase 1 construction of the Rutter's Park Improvement Project was completed in the spring of 2020, with a new playground, picnic shelter, parking lot, and beautiful landscaping throughout the park. Bruce Hunter of the Franklin County Housing & Rehabilitation Authority (FCHRA) served as project manager with GZA Environmental Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts serving as the design firm.

Norma's Park

Lake Pleasant Road in Lake Pleasant -

Norma’s Park is primarily a playground with a couple of picnic tables, swing set, and climbing structure.

Peskeomskut Park

Avenue A, Turners Falls -

Peskeomskut Park amenities include a band shell for outdoor performances, shady benches and a playground for young children.

Peskeomskut Park is under the jurisdiction of the Montague Selectboard. For more information, please contact the Selectboard's Office at 863-3200 x. 108.