Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation facilities at Niantic Park are OPEN for the season.  The Skate Park is open.

COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Parents/guardians: please properly supervise your children.

  • If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask and maintain 6 feet socially distancing.

  • Social distancing according to CDC Guidelines must be practiced at ALL TIMES.

  • Please be vigilant in the spread of the virus by practicing hand hygiene as CDC guidelines recommend.

  • Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms as listed by the CDC Guidelines.

Dogs on beaches:

No dogs are allowed on public beaches from May 15th through September 15th between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Inkwell Beach between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Animals must be under control of owner and all waste properly removed.

NO dogs are allowed at Niantic Park playground.

NO bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or animals are allowed in tennis court, basketball court or pickleball court areas.

Weddings & Special Events Reservations

The Ocean Park Bandstand, East Chop Lighthouse and other park space is available for weddings and other events. Applicants must complete the appropriate event form and return it to the Parks Commissioners for review.

Applications and the $200 deposit are due 10 days prior to a Parks Commission meeting. 
See the Parks Commission page for meeting dates.

Note: Sailing Camp Park is managed by the Conservation Commission:


  • Fee for small events (weddings, clambakes, etc): Minimum of $300
  • Fee for large events: Minimum of $1,000 per day
  • Fee for Town events: varies

For all events, there will be a $200 deposit; which will be nonrefundable once application is approved by Commissioners. Balance will be due no later than 30 days prior to the event. If unable to use park area due to rain, the Park and Recreation Department will refund money except deposit.

No large organized events (50+ people) will be allowed in July or August in Waban/Alley Park 

Please review the Special Event Check List below before submitting your application to the Parks Commission.
Note: The Park Commission retains the right to waive any and all fees


Massachusetts guidelines & Parks & Recreation By-Laws and documents

  1. Celebrate 50 Years of Oak Bluffs Basketball at Niantic Park on Saturday, June 26

    Beginning at 1 PM with an honorary jump ball ceremony with league founder Jay Schofield. Alumni are encouraged to attend, and volunteers, donations and contributions welcome. Contact Randall Fauteux at 615-300-7633.
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