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Reservoir Beach

Facility Information

Lowell St.
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 316-3880

Opening Day:
Reservoir Beach opens for the season Saturday, June 17th 10:00 am!

General Information
Located on Lowell Street in Arlington Heights, the Reservoir Beach includes a filtered/chlorinated swimming area, bathhouse, concession stand and playground. Beach tags can be purchased in person at the Arlington Recreation office, Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm, online at or at the beach once it is open. Daily passes and season passes are available. The beach is supervised by certified lifeguards and other beach staff while open. Only U.S. Coast Guard lifesavings devices are allowed. All people over one (1) year of age are charged admission to the beach area. Grilling/open flames not allowed.  Seasonal snack bar. Walking trail around Arlington Reservoir.

Reservoir Beach is open seasonally for swimming from mid-June through late August to Arlington Residents and non-residents. Closing dates and times are dependent upon staff availability.  Except for pre and post season maintenance, the park is open to the public approximately September - May in the off season.

Organized Groups/Camps

Please note:  Organized groups/camps wishing to swim at the Res must receive approval in advance from Arlington Recreation Department.  Please contact us at 781-316-3880 or email your request to

Reservoir Beach is open daily from June 17  - August 20 (pending staff availability).  Beach hours are 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Day passes are available for $5 per person.  Season passes also available for residents and non-residents.
  • To purchase season swim passes, click HERE.
  • "Fun Thursdays", click HERE.
  • Tuesday Evening Concert Series, click HERE
  • Swimming lessons,  (TBD)

Parties, Events and Picnic Reservations
Book your next summer time party or family gathering at Reservoir Beach.  Click on Picnic Area #1 or Picnic Area #2 below for details.  For more information or to book a reservation, please call Arlington Recreation at 781-316-3880 (Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00).  Reservations requests may also be submitted through links on Picnic Area pages.

During the off-season (roughly September - May), the park is open to the public and is not permitted for events and parties.

For all gatherings over 100 people and private/corporate events, please fill out a Special Event Request Form and email to

To check availability for a Summer Party, click on PICNIC AREA #1 and PICNIC AREA #2 below.

Current Activities

Click on an activity name for details or the date for the activity schedule.


View Availability Chart

Program Activity Teams Date Time
Archery Archery, Spring Monday May 1, 2017 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Archery Archery, Spring Monday May 8, 2017 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Archery Archery, Spring Monday May 15, 2017 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Archery Archery, Spring Monday May 22, 2017 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM