Ames Pond 1000 Highland St, Stoughton, MA02072 Ames Pond is located on Highland Street on the boarder of Stoughton and Easton. The scenic pond is a favorite outdoor…More supervised swimming spot in the summer for residents of all ages. The pond area includes a small beachfront, trees that provide plenty of shade and public restrooms. Passes are required to access the beach area and can be purchased at Ames Pond or at the Recreation Department's office at Town Hall. Check the Recreation Department's website for specific prices for day passes or season passes. The lifeguards offer swimming lessons for children ages three and older. Check the Recreation Department's website for specific lesson times and prices.
Bradley M. Lessa Memorial Playground is located off of scenic West Street on the Libby Farm property. Managed by…More the Stoughton Recreation Department, the facility was a gift to the town from the Lessa family in memory of their son Bradley.
The centerpiece of the playground is the colorful jungle gym structure. There is also a swing set, a small rock-climbing wall and a fire engine with a slide. A rest area with picnic tables and benches is also provided.
Looking for a peaceful place to walk your dog? Looking for a spot to play basketball? Halloran Park, named for World…More War II fallen hero John J. Halloran, is located at the corner of Pierce and Leach Streets, just past the hustle and bustle of downtown Stoughton.
The park, which is beside the CAPP playground, is managed by the town's Recreation Department. It includes a basketball court, a paved walking or jogging path that encircles the park and an open grass field that could be used for any number of recreational sports or games. There are also picnic tables, benches and grills. Parking spaces are available on both Pierce and Leach streets.
The West School Athletic Complex is located behind the West Elementary School. There is also an entrance to the…More complex located off the access road that connects Stoughton High School and the O'Donnell Middle School. It is overseen and maintained by the town's Recreation Department.
The athletic complex includes four softball fields (one with lights), two baseball fields, a multi-purpose field, a gravel path for walking or running, playground equipment, restrooms and a shaded area with benches to sit and relax. Many Stoughton High athletic teams play their home games at this facility, including the baseball, softball and field hockey teams.
The facility is open to the public. Residents can reserve a field by contacting the Recreation Department and obtaining a field permit.
Town Hall is located in the downtown area at the intersection of Porter and Pearl Streets. Open since 1881, the…More building is one of the most recognized and historic landmarks in Stoughton. The Town Hall houses the Town Manager's office, the Board of Selectmen, the town clerk, the tax collector, the town auditor, the town treasurer, the veterans' agent, the Zoning Board, the Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, the Recreation Department and the Board of Public Health, among other departments. Great Hall, located on the third floor, is the main meeting room.
At Town Hall residents can register to vote; pay excise or real estate taxes; obtain birth or death certificates; obtain marriage licenses; obtain copies of property assessment cards; obtain a dog license; obtain zoning or building permits; and inquire about veteran's services.
Visit the town's website (or click on the links provided below) to see each department's individual web page.