Harvard Athletic Association
Serving the community of Harvard, Massachusetts
Parks and Recreation Overview
The Harvard Parks and Recreation Commission works closely with HAA to ensure that
sports participants have safe, well-maintained facilities for their activities. Please note
and abide by the following regulations.
Playing Field Rules and Regulations (As approved, April 2003)
- Playing fields and commons are open for use by individual residents of town except
during scheduled events.
- All organizations wishing to schedule an event, practice, or game must have permission
from Parks and Rec.
- Permission to use fields and commons may be revoked at any time by a Park and
Recreation representative due to weather conditions, or field conditions.
On all fields and commons the following apply, except by written permission from Parks
-- No motor vehicles
-- No tents, trailers, or camping
-- No golfing
-- No metal detectors
-- No snowmobiles
-- No horseback riding
-- No open fires of any type except by permission from Parks and Recreation and a valid
fire permit from the fire chief.
-- No person shall post, paint, affix or display any sign, notice, placard or advertising
devise except with permission of the Parks and Recreation Commission, on any field or
-- Organizers of events are responsible for removal of any rubbish from event.
-- No household rubbish may be deposited in barrels provided by Parks and Recreation.
-- No person shall engage in the distribution of goods, wares, circulars, except with the
authority from Parks and Recreation Commission.
-- The use of malt or alcoholic beverages on Town property is prohibited under Chapter
138, sec 1 of the Mass. Gen. Laws(Voted as a by-law at annual Town meeting 1975).
Violation is punishable by a fine of fifty dollars for each offence.