The Town operates two public beaches. The beach at Forge Pond is reached by an access road running between Stony Brook and the railroad tracks off Rt. 225 (Pleasant Street) in Forge Village, and Edwards Beach at Nabnasset Lake is located at the end of Williams Avenue off Plain Road. Both beaches are open from 9 am – 5 pm daily, mid-June to mid-August. The Parks & Recreation Department oversees the operation of the beaches. Swimming lessons are offered at both beaches, which each has a concession stand, sand volleyball court, playground and a picnic area. The beaches are free for residents. A $5 daily fee for non-residents is payable at the beaches. A non-resident season pass ($60) may be purchased at the beach or the Recreation Department office, 35 Town Farm Road.
PRIVATE BEACHES: American Legion on Long Sought for Pond and the Nabnasset Improvement Association beach at Nabnasset Lake.
A canoe launch for Stony Brook is accessible north of River Street to the west of the brook. A small parking lot, a path to the brook and the canoe launch site were cleared by the Westford Rotary in 1992.
The Town’s Conservation Commission and the non-profit Westford Conservation Trust manage acres of land and miles of trail easements, all open to residents. Refer to the Westford Conservation Trust’s booklet, Westford Trails or the Roudenbush Map of Westford, both for sale at Roudenbush Community Center and at the Town Clerk’s office. Westford Trails is also online at westfordconservationtrust.org. Most trails have 4×4 wooden trail-head markers, made and installed in 2014 by Eagle Scout Ian McBeth. Land and trail information here.
WESTFORD YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL LEAGUE wybsl.com
Ages 6 – 12, April – June, September – October
Sr League ages 13-15 years, Northeast League ages 16-18 years, Babe Ruth League
Summer: Bay State League, MIB Baseball, Minuteman Baseball, Lou Tomkins League, Middle Essex Softball
BASKETBALL westfordhoops.com Grades 3 – 12, December-March
WESTFORD-LITTLETON COMMUNITY CREW – WLCC Dave Cormier, Head Coach 978-692-5532 (office) www.westford-littletoncrew.org
Middle school age – adults; fall season and spring season
FLAG FOOTBALL westfordflag.com Ages 9 – 17, September – November
FOOTBALL/CHEERLEADING westfordjrghosts.com Ages 8 – 14, August-November
GYMNASTICS Roudenbush Community Center 978-692-5511
ICE HOCKEY nashobahockey.org Ages 6 – 14 September – March
LACROSSE lax.westfordma.com Ages 14 and under April – June
SOCCER westfordyouthsoccer.com Ages 6 – 14, April – June & Sept – Nov
SOFTBALL westfordwaves.com Girls 16 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under,10 and under Fast Pitch; spring and summer
WRESTLING www.eteamz.com/westfordyouthwrestling Grades 2 – 8 Nov – March
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
PARKER VILLAGE PLAYGROUND Jack Walsh Field, Carlisle Road
Slides, swings, spring riders and picnic tables, all made from recycled plastic. Volunteers raised the money for this playground which was installed in 2002.
RICHARD CULVER, JR. PLAYGROUND Forge Pond Beach
Given by the Culver family for the Children of Westford
Single modular playground structure appropriate for ages 3 – 10, swings
RONAN McELLIGOTT MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND Edwards Beach
Because all children deserve a place to play
A barrier-free boundless playground built in 2009 with funds raised by the Ronan McElligott Memorial Playground Committee. Two age-appropriate modular structures, one for ages 2-5 and one for ages 5-12, include swings, tables, benches, slides and accessible surfacing.
ROUDENBUSH PLAYGROUND at Main Street and Frost
The Main Street playground behind Roudenbush includes a rock wall for young children, climbing structures for school age children, slides, a gazebo and climbing bars. The Children’s Center at Frost has climbing structures for ages 3-8, a structure for infants and toddlers, all with slides, two sand diggers for toddlers, playhouse and a pavilion with picnic area, all on sand.
ST. ONGE PLAYGROUND Whitney Field next to Roudenbush
Swings, a slide and climb-on toys, given by the family of Dick St. Onge, a call firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1970. Refurbished as an Eagle Scout project in 2009 by William Stone, Jr.
WESTFORD COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
American Legion Field, River Street
Re-opened in 2006, the playground has a modular structure, tot and child swings, digger, and sandbox. Picnic tables and benches were completed as an Eagle Scout project by Dan Souza.
A community road race sponsored by the Westford Charitable Foundation that takes place on the first Sunday of May.
Town: American Legion Field, River Street – 1 court
Greystone, off Russell’s Way – 2 courts
Capt. Stephen Hamilton Field, Plain Road – 1 court
Robinson School, Robinson Road – 4 courts, backboard
Jack Walsh Field, Carlisle Road in Parker Village – 2 courts
Veterans Memorial Complex, Farmer’s Way – 5 courts
Whitney Playground, Main Street next to Roudenbush – 2 courts, backboard
Private: Westford Racquet & Fitness (indoors), Littleton Road
Westford Swim & Tennis Club (outdoors), Littleton Road