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Reservoir Beach - Picnic Area #1

Facility Area Information

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

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Summer Beach/Swim Parties

Book your next summer time party or family gathering at Reservoir Beach! 

  • Parties are for 2-hour time slots that include set up and clean up. 
  • Reservations are $125 and include admission for 20 guests (and up to 10 chaperones).  After 20 guests, you are charged on a $6/pp basis (If total is greater than 50, please also complete SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST FORM).
  • Hosts and guests have use of beach for swimming and grassy area for games.  At the end of your reservation time, please vacate the Picnic Area.  However, you and your guests are free to continue swimming and enjoying the beach area until the Beach closes for the day.
  • You are free to bring in any simple food, but there is no access to refrigerator, microwave, sink or electricity.
  • Grilling/Open flames are not allowed.
  • Summer 2021:  Picnic Area #2 is closed.
Groups larger than 50 people and corporate/private events should submit a Special Event Request Form.

Organized group programs/camps should submit a Group Programs/Camps Reservation.

Reservations are booked with payment only.  To make a reservation request:

  1. View Reservoir Beach Calendar below for availability.  
  2. Log into your household account (or create one) and submit a "reserve" request.  
  3. You will receive an emailed response with "Available/Held" or "declined".
  4. If your request is available, your day/time will be held for 24-48 hours.  Please call 781-316-3880 to confirm and pay.  Holds will automatically expire without payment.
  5. Print a Reservoir Beach Party Guest Roster.  The completed form should be left at the check-in desk the day of your party.

Fee Schedule
For events or parties during the summer time, please see above.

During the off-season, roughly September - May, the park is open to the public and may be permitted for events and picnics.  The rate is $25/hour for residents and $50/hour for non-residents.  During off-season, access to the water is not permitted.  Also, bathrooms are not available.

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Reservoir Beach
Picnic Area #1
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