105 Wahconah St., (413) 447-3853, www.pittsfielddukes.com. New England Collegiate League Baseball playing 22 games from early June through the end of July at Historic Wahconah Park in Downtown Pittsfield.
Department of Parks and Recreation
874 North St., (413) 499-9343, website: www.pittsfieldparks.org.
The Department of Community Services/Parks & Recreation is responsible for overseeing the City's extensive park system, which encompasses over 1,300 acres. These acres include playgrounds, athletic fields, a street hockey rink, a skateboard park, tennis courts, open space, beaches and a semi-pro baseball stadium. In addition, this department sponsors activities such as supervised summer recreation programs, various organized athletic leagues, fishing derbies, the annual Halloween Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and Winter Carnival.
(For more information on City Parks, contact Department of Parks and Recreation at (413) 499-9343)
Allen Heights Park
Somerset Street and Windsor Ave., Size: 2.3 acres
Playground and athletic fields
Belanger Youth Athletic Facility
East and Newell Street
Size: 3.3 acres
Walking track, playground, athletic fields
Burbank Park at Onota Lake
Lakeway Dr. & Valentine Rd.
Size: 153 acres. Onota Lake, fishing pier, public boad launch, beach, bath house, picnic areas, playground, pavilion, fishing and trails.
West Housatonic Street
Size: 33 acres
Athletic fields, track, basketball court, and sledding.
First Street, Size: 7.1 acres
Athletic field, picnic area, playground, skateboard park, and basketball court.
West Union Street
Size: 32 acres
Athletic fields and trails.
Elm Street & Meadow Lane
Size: 9.2 acres
Athletic fields, basketball court and play equipment.
Newell Street, Size: 6.3 acres
Tennis courts, basketball court and athletic fields.
Lebanon Ave., Size: 6 acres
Play equipment, athletic field and basketball court.
Dalton Division Rd., Size: 20.7 acres. Basketball court, volleyball courts, playground equipment and athletic fields
Osceola Street, Size: 9 acres
Basketball court, athletic fields and play equipment.
Bank Row, Size: 0.6 acre
Fountain, monuments, sitting areas and flower beds.
Columbus Ave. & John Street
Size: 2.1 acres. Playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic area and sitting areas.
Pontoosuc Lake Park
Rt. 7 & Hancock Rd.
Size: 18 acres. Public boat launch, swimming and picnic area.
North St. & Eagle St.
Size: 0.1 acre. Sitting area.
South Street Memorial
South Street (Rt. 7)
Size: 2.2 acres. Veterans' Memorial and sitting area.
North St. & Springside Ave &. Benedict Rd., Size: 237 acres
Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum, Master Gardner Demonstration Gardens, gardens, trails, girls softball complex, little league field, playground, Rotary Club's Boundless Playground, basketball court, Springside pond, and Parks Department headquarters.
Wahconah Park & Playground
Size: 110 acres
Stadium, athletic fields and basketball court.
Beverly Street, Size: 1 acre
West Memorial Park
Cheshire Rd. (Rt. 8)
Size: 4 acres. Play equipment and athletic fields.
Dorothy Amos Playground
West Street, Size: 2.1 acres
Playground, basketball courts and picnic area.
Carrie Bak Playground
Dewey Ave. and Danforth Street, Size: 0.8 acre
Playground and picnic area.
Crane Playground Springside Ave. and_Benedict Rd., Size: 1.7 acres Street hockey rink, basketball court and swings. Ray Crow Playground
Winter St., Size: 1 acre
Playground, picnic area and basketball court.
Highland Ave., Size: 2.3 acres
Rotary Club's Boundless Playground
North St. & Springside Ave. & Benedict Rd.
Linden Street, Size: 0.8 acre
Playground, basketball court and sitting area.
Pittsfield State Forest
Cascade Street, (413) 442-8992.
31 campsites, 10,000 acres & hiking trails.
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road, (413) 637-0320. firstname.lastname@example.org
Trails, observation building, & guided activities.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
A paved 10 feet wide bike and walking trail on an old rail bed that runs from Lanesborough to Adams.
City Tennis Courts
(first come - first served)
Herberg Middle School
501 Pomeroy Ave.
Pittsfield High School
300 East St.
Taconic High School
96 Valentine Rd.
Public Golf Courses
General Electric Athletic Club
303 Crane Ave., (413) 443-5746.
Pontoosuc Lake Country Club
Kirkwood Dr. and Ridge Ave.,
Ski Area/Water Slide
Bousquet Ski Resort/Summer Family
Fun Center, 101 Dan Fox Dr.,
(413) 442-8316. 21 trails, 98% snowmaking. Day and night family oriented ski school, snow tubing Rental skis and snowboards. In the summer water slides, miniature golf, Go carts, and other activities are available. www.bousquets.com
Onota Boat Livery
463 Pecks Rd., (413) 442-1724.
Full service marina and boat rentals on Onota Lake.
Wet & Wild Water Sports
Matt Reilly's Pub, Route 7.
Boat rentals, jet skis, canoes and other sports items on Pontoosuc Lake.
Pittsfield Family Activity Centers
Boys' and Girls' Club
16 Melville St., (413) 448-8258. The club provides facilities and leaders for a wide range of sports and other activities for a modest membership. An ice rink is used for hockey and figure skating. There is a swimming pool and Camp Russell is offered in the summer.
Catholic Youth Center
26 Melville St., (413) 445-5496. Instructional basketball leagues for boys and girls, teen service society, after-school day care and social activities for children of all faiths are offered for inexpensive fees, many in cooperation with the Boys Club. Activities for all ages are offered in the summer at Camp St. Michael on Cascade Street.
44 Bank Row, (413) 448-8285. Activities through the year, culminating with a fair in the summer.
Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, Inc.
165 East St., (413) 442-5174. Specialized services for families including childcare for infants through school-age swimming classes, pre-teen and teen groups. Summer programming.
Girls Incorporated of the Berkshires
165 East St., (413) 442-5174. A program of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, affiliate of National Girls Incorporated. Providing nationally accredited programs for Girls ages 5 and up.
Great Trails Council - Boy Scouts of America
(413) 684-3542. A number of troops meet in various churches and schools around the city. Membership drives are held in the fall.
Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts
70 Center St., Pittsfield, (413) 445-5226/1-800-462-9100. A number of troops meet around the city under the auspices of the Western Mass. Girl Scout Council. The Council also operates Camp Marion White on beautiful Richmond pond in the summer.This summer they have a unique sailing program taught by the world renowned sailor, Bonnie Shore.
292 North St., (413) 499-7650. Programs for all ages are offered for various fees. Athletic leagues, parent-child groups and day care are available. A pool is used by all ages for a wide range of activities. A weight room, nautilus and sauna are available. Camp Sumner at Ponterril is operated in the summer.