General Information


People often ask “What is the best way to register to guarantee getting into a program” There is no way to “guarantee” you get in a certain program. Remember, the program (s) that you are interested in will be of interest to many others. Choose the method most comfortable to you, and if a spot is not available please place your name on the wait list. In the event there are any changes we will contact you. No payment is collected if you are placed on a  wait list. We suggest that you register for the program (s) you want as soon as possible. On-line Registration 24/7 is the PREFERRED METHOD and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Register from the comfort of your home, or a friends, or during a break at work.  When you register on-line you will receive a receipt of your transaction. We also accept Mail In and Walk In registrations. Registration may be limited due to subject matter, space limitations and leadership ratio. Please note the REFUND POLICY. We accept Cash, Check, Credit / Debit Card,  (Master Card, Discover Card) and electronic check, (ACH). Payment by Money Order is available for walk in or mail in program payments. If you have a question don’t hesitate to call the office, 781-834-5543, recreation staff will be glad to help you during regular business hours.

Sorry, we are not allowed to accept telephone or fax registrations. 

“Helping Hand” Scholarship Fund

Fee-based programs can create a financial hardship for some families. We believe that public recreation is important and serves to improve the quality of life for individuals and the community alike. If you would like to contribute to the “Helping Hand” fund please refer to the program registration form in the in online PDF brochure.

Financial Assistance

Marshfield residents unable to participate in  programs due to financial reasons may qualify for financial assistance, consideration upon written request. Scholarships and payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Recreation Department immediately to request financial assistance. Register in person or by mail. The On-Line option is not available at this time.


Waiting List will be available On-Line. No Payment / No charge to add yourself to the Wait List. By Mail - when a program is full you will be notified via email and placed on a wait list. Your payment will be credited to your account. Call if you wish a refund. Refunds take 3 – 4 weeks to process. If openings become available, we go to the wait list to fill the class.

All individuals who participate in recreation programs do so at their own risk.

Marshfield Recreation invites participation in programs regardless of one’s race, religion, color, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, political beliefs or ability.

Recreation programs will be open to non-residents on a space available basis. Please refer to the brochure for specific dates

All Fees are payable when you register. The Recreation Department does not accept telephone registrations or credit cards. Late registrations pay full fee, no prorating. A person is considered registered when a check (payable to the Town of Marshfield) is  accompanied by a completed registration form is received by the Recreation Department. Due to the number of registrations, we do not confirm placement by mail or phone. No acknowledgement will sent to you, please note all information on your calender. Enrollment is automatic unless otherwise noted.  If you include a self-addressed stamped envelope we will mail you a program receipt and confirmation registration. Classes that do not attain the minimum enrollment will be cancelled one-week (7days) prior to the scheduled start. We reserve the right to reschedule or change classes. Payment plans are available, but need to be set up by the Recreation Director. Please note: the Town of Marshfield charges a $25 fee on all returned checks.


please note our refund policy when you register for one of our community programs. Our programs are supported by participant fees. Refund requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program in order to receive refund/credit. After you request a refund it will take 2-3 weeks to receive your check.

NO refunds or credit are given after the start of the program except for medical reasons and with a doctor’s note.

We are unable to provide refunds on trips unless a replacement can be found.  an administrative fee of $15.00 will be retained per person, per program. The Town of Marshfield charges a $25 fee on all returned checks.

For safety reasons, whenever Marshfield Public schools are cancelled or released early due to snow or other weather conditions, all of our programs will be cancelled as well. Regular scheduled outdoor programs will not be held during periods of inclement weather. If you have a question call the Recreation Department  (781) 834-5543 or listen to WATD 95.9 (781)837-1166 unless previously arranged, canceled classes will not be made up.

The department reserves the right to photograph program participants for publicity purposes for flyers, brochures, and our web page. If you do not want your photo taken you must notify the recreation office.


The Marshfield Recreation Department offers programs, trips and special events year round. Our Community Online Brochure is published seasonally and provides information on our Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer programs (September, December, April). Save time and Go Green by registering for programs on-line!. To locate the brochure on our website, google Marshfield Recreation. Additional program information is published in the Patriot Ledger, and Marshfield Mariner. 


Proper behavior by all program participants is expected at all times. Participants shall show respect to peers and staff, refrain from foul language, and be respectful of equipment, supplies, and facilities. The Recreation Department reserves the right to terminate individuals (without a refund) who cannot exhibit proper behavior.

Nothing kills a good class better than everyone putting off registering until the last minute. If we have not received the minimum number of participants, we will have to cancel the program. We will cancel under subscribed classes. All programs have limits and deadlines, deadlines are one week before starting dates, unless otherwise noted or already filled. Waiting to the last minute won’t revive the class! DON’T WAIT!! SIGN UP AND PARTICIPATE. Programs require a high level of coordination including facility scheduling, staffing, and volunteer recruitment.

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