Recreation Department


The Recreation Commission is comprised of Marshfield residents, five full members, who are appointed by the Marshfield Board of Selectmen. The Commission is an active board responsible to the Town for providing year round high quality indoor and outdoor recreational activities for Town residents. The Commission meets regularly to review policy, programs and procedures. Community attendance and input regarding programs and facilities is welcome!

The Marshfield Recreation Department was established by Town Meeting in 1958 with the purpose of conducting and promoting recreation, play, sport and physical education. The Recreation Department plans, organizes, promotes, and provides worthwhile leisure programs and facilities to serve the physical, emotional, and social needs of the residents of our community, regardless of one’s ability.


Coordinate recreational activity with the school department, youth groups, youth sports programs, adult groups and the senior citizens group.

Involve as sponsors of recreation special interest groups, business organizations, neighborhood groups, professional groups and news media who are interested in helping improve Marshfield.

Better utilize and upgrade parks, ball fields, and conservation land.

Better utilize, protect, preserve, and beautify Marshfield’s beaches.

Setup new programs as self-supporting and explore ways of generating additional revenue through grants, donations and fundraising.

Recreation activities are coordinated through our office staff, which is comprised of one full time director and one part time (18hours a week) administrative clerk. The Recreation Commission is looking for additional volunteers who are interested in promoting the planning of programs for all Marshfield residents: Call us at (781)834-5543 to see how you can help!


The Recreation Department strives to hire the best-qualified individuals possible to staff and instruct our many programs.  In December 1999 our department was authorized by the Executive Office of Public Safety, Criminal History Systems Board to perform C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) checks on prospective employees.

Our department presently uses applications, personal interviews and reference checks as part of our screening process.  The C.O.R.I. will further assist us in screening prospective employees.

In all instances we will do everything possible to provide a positive learning experience and offer a safe, secure environment for your child.

The Recreation Department strives to offer community programs, which are within budget limitations. All Recreation Department programs are self-supporting. The fees, which are charged for programs cover the cost of operation of the program, such as instructor salaries and materials.

Program instructors and part time employees are hired on a seasonal basis. If you are interested in offering a program please contact our office.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Craig Jameson Recreation Director 781-834-5543
Nancy Bowers Administrative Assistant 781-834-5543