Recreation Park

Open year round

147 Abbot Street
Andover, MA 01810

This large scenic park off Abbot Street is open to the public for a wide variety of recreationalactivities when not in use for REC activities or for private rentals.

Facilities include four lighted tennis courts, a lighted ball field, a lighted in-line skating rink, picnic areas, and children’s play area.

The softball field is home to the Andover REC Adult Co-Ed Softball League, which has a Spring/Summer League as well as a Fall League. The Adult Softball League is extremely popular and plays Monday-Friday nights from April-November. For more information on the softball league click here.

Rec Park is also home to Andover's largest and most affordable summer program, Rec Park Playground! This program is open to Andover residents only and is in session for 7-8 weeks each summer (depending on calendar). More information on Rec Park Playground can be found here

Click here for a larger view of the Rec Park Map

Also, we've got big things planned for the future of Pomps Pond. Click here to learn more about the Master Plan for Andover Recreation Park and Pomps Pond Beach Area.


Recreation Park is offered for private rental from April 1-October 31, weather permitting, and when not in use by Recreation Department programs or town leagues.  Facilities include the pavilion with covered picnic area, softball field, and children’s’ play area.  In addition, there are walking trails throughout the surrounding wooded area.  Pomps Pond is not available for private rental.

The maximum capacity is 100.  There are 2 rental options available: ½ day rentals (4 hour max) and full day rentals (8 hour max).  Alcohol is NOT permitted on town property. Participants are welcome to bring in their own food or go through a licensed caterer.  Grills are available for an additional fee. 

A $50 security deposit, signed contract, and valid VISA or MC is required for booking Recreation Park.  The key can be picked up at the Recreation Office on the day of rental (Friday if rental date is over the weekend) and must be returned the day after the event (Monday if rental date is over the weekend). The charge for a non-return key is $50. 

Contact: Jen Lawlor, 978-623-8340 for more information, pricing and availability.

Tennis Courts

Open May-October

Recreation Park has four lighted tennis courts. The lights are on from dusk until 10:00 pm, when the park closes. No fee to town residents for use of courts. 


Softball League

Our league has a long tradition in Andover at Rec Park. Stop by to cheer on your favorite team, Monday–Friday evenings from 6-10 pm. The fall league runs through October. Spring league play begins in May.

Contact: Bill Letourneau