Rockland Recreation

Rockland Recreation & Community Center

Our first Community Outreach Meeting held in January 2023 had a strong turnout with a variety of residents and community members actively engaged in learning about the possibilities of a new, all-ages Recreation & Community Center at Hartsuff Park. Great questions and ideas were expressed. All of them were noted and taken into consideration. 

Community Outreach Meeting No. 2 was held on September 20, 2023. The discussion focused on Hartsuff Park Recreation Building site options and program space, audience feedback, and a Q&A session. 

We are grateful to Schwartz/Silver Architects and Town of Rockland, MA Town Administration for their work and participation! Thanks to WRPS TV and 88.3 FM for recording the meetings.


Rockland Community Center at McKinley School Facility Assessment & Planning Study

Hartsuff Park Usage Plan 2021

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Winter Programs & Events 2024: Celebrate, play, and create with us!

Rockland Recreation is honored to offer the community with inclusive, engaging, and year-round comprehensive programs, services, and events to residents of all ages. Here are a few important community endeavors happening this month. We encourage residents and community members to attend. 

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About the "Rec" Department

Rockland Recreation proudly services the community by providing recreational and enrichment programs and activities for all ages. 

  • Youth Sports Programs
  • Babysitter and Home Safety Training
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Adult Sports & Fitness 
  • Adult Art Programs
  • Hartsuff Park Summer Program
  • Rockland Teen Center
  • Tot Enrichment Preschool Program "Chipmunks"

Go to to view details about our Programs & Events and to register!

Teen Center

Rockland Teen Center (RTC) offers middle school students a welcoming opportunity to interact with peers while enjoying recreational, entertaining, and social activities. RTC is open on Friday evenings during the school year. Click here to register for RTC.

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Nursery & Pre-School Program

The Tot Enrichment Preschool Program, affectionately known as Chipmunks, provides children ages three to five with an enriching and educational environment that encourages creativity, while interacting with other children. The preschoolers work to develop social, emotional, and academic maturity necessary for the transition from their home environment to a school environment.

Advisory Board

A five-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen that acts in an advisory capacity. The Board works closely with the Recreation Department and other Town of Rockland departments to help provide opportunities for the community.

Chair: Mike Garofolo | Members: Kathleen Fulton, Richard Furlong, Sr., Anthony Tanzi, Susan Egan Tasker


  • Meets as needed
  • 394 Union Street, Rockland, MA 02370

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


We are delighted to offer fun and family-focused events and special occasions to generations of residents including Poetry Slams, Eggs-Treme Hunt, Adult Egg Hunt, Fall Festival, Terror on the Trails, Nerf Wars, and more. Partnering with town organizations, committees, and local businesses is meaningful to our staff. We are honored to help bring the town together. 


High fives to sports, fitness, health & wellness! All are a big part of our year-round comprehensive programming for residents and non-residents age three and older. 

Tots' activities teach the fundamentals and beginner skills of popular sports such as basketball, soccer, and floor hockey. 

As children grow, boys and girls are introduced to a wider variety of sports thanks to partnerships with Premier Hoops, Total Sports Plus, and F.A.S.T Athletics. 

Exciting teen sports provide opportunities to socialize with friends, build confidence, and strengthen their developing skills. Soccer, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, and basketball attract long-time players, or anyone interested in trying a new sport without an intense competitive atmosphere. 

Adult fitness and sports programs give the 18+ crowd a chance to let loose, spread their competitive spirit, gather with colleagues, and be heart healthy. Yoga, kickboxing, and cardio and strengthening workouts are this season's fitness activities. 


The multi-talented Recreation staff has a deep appreciation for arts, humanities, and sciences. Youth and adult enrichment classes are making a mark on our Programming. Children can take dance lessons, be a chef in our Kids Test Kitchen course, experiment with different forms of art, and perform in Drama Kids. STEM and science classes are very popular. Boys and girls are challenged to build, learn investigative techniques, are introduced to physics, partake in science experiments. South Shore Pottery has been an inspiring partner with us offering pottery classes for adults and children. 

Contact Us

  1. Rockland Recreation Department

    Physical Address
    394 Union Street

    Rockland, MA 02370

    Phone: 781-871-1730

    Rockland Recreation Website