Playgrounds, Fields & Facilities

Playgrounds, Fields and Facilities Overseen by the Recreation Department

View a Printable Static Map (PDF).

See details on facilities overseen by the Recreation Department.

Accessible routes to playground structures/amenities and park amenities are provided by GrassMats rubber matting. Accessible amenities are marked in the individual listings.

Usage Requests/Reservations are available for these fields and facilities. View Recreation Field Use Policies (PDF). View the Availability Calendar and submit your request by emailing the Recreation Department.

Parties interested in naming rights of parks, fields or facilities can view Recreation's Naming Policy (PDF).

Other Playgrounds, Fields and Facilities in Town

See listings of playgrounds, fields and facilities in town that are not overseen by the Recreation Department.

Usage Requests/Reservations are available for these fields and facilities. See the individual listings for more information.

Hiking Trails

If you are looking for a local place to enjoy the outdoors, both the Grafton Land Trust and Conservation Commission oversee a multitude of properties that offer plenty of places for you to enjoy. To view Grafton Land Trust properties and trails maps, visit the Grafton Land Trust website. To view all that the Conservation Commission has to offer, visit the Conservation Commission Page.

Fishing & Boating

View a Paddling Resource Guide by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

  • Snow Marsh: Accessed from the Ekblaw Landing; easy paddling, and be sure to bring your binoculars and field guides.
  • Ekblaw Landing: (111 Worcester Street, North Grafton, MA 01536) This public river access is perfect for launching your kayak or canoe for a paddling adventure either upstream to the Snow Marsh, or downstream to Lake Ripple.
  • Lake Ripple: Boat access to the Lake is either through the town-owned Lake Ripple Conservation Area behind the Municipal Center or from Ekblaw Landing.
  • Southern Reach: Just below the Lake Ripple dam you experience a quiet, serene stretch of the Quinsig. Either take out at the Riverview access or continue on to Fisherville Pond.
  • Riverview Access: This town-owned access near Riverview Apartments off of Providence Road is near the playing fields.
  • Fisherville Pond: Continue on down to the Fisherville dam. Paddle on back to Riverview to take out.