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Bowen School/Thompsonville Playground

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Bowen School/Thompsonville Playground
Playground
OUTDOOR Basketball Court
Little League/Softball Field
Little League/T-Ball Field
Soccer Area


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Facility Information

280 Cypress St
Newton, MA 02459



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Trash Policy
All parks are a Carry-In/Carry-Out trash policy for any items that will not fit into the Big Belly. All City bubblers have been shut off. Participants will need to provide their own water It is the responsibility of the field permit holder to check the fields operation link on our web page to see if fields are playable http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/maintenance/conditions.as a copy this link and past it into your browser the bookmark so you have easy access to the fields page.

Determining the playability of an athletic field
Determining the playability of an athletic field is crucial to the continued health of the turf and the sustainability of fields throughout the season.
An athletic field should be considered closed for play if any part of the field becomes unsafe for field users or if conditions exist where use will cause damage to the field.
·         An athletic field should be considered closed if any of the following conditions exist:
o    There is standing water present on any part of the field.
o    There are muddy conditions present that will not dry by the start of the game OR practice.
o    While walking on the field water can be seen or heard with an footstep.
o    While walking on the field of play, any impression of your footprint is left in the surface
If water gathers around the sole of a shoe or boot on any portion of the field.
o    Whenever possible change the orientation of goals during practice to lessen wear patterns

Fee Schedule
_____Tier 1:  Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Leagues and programs; Newton Public Schools athletics and events
                         NO CHARGE
_____Tier 2:  Newton Youth Leagues (see list in permit packet)
                         NO CHARGE EXCEPT TURF FIELDS $50/HOUR; Light fees additional, if applicable.
_____Tier 3:  Adult Leagues with at least 65%Newton Residents; Newton Private Schools; Newton Businesses,
                         Youth Leagues(not designated as Tier 2) with at least 65% Newton Residents, Newton Public School PTO’s                                           
                         $30/hour minimum; $100/hour turf fields; Light fees additional, if applicable.
_____Tier 4:  Youth and Adult leagues with less than 65% Newton residents; Newton non-profits; Newton
                        Charitable Organizations.
                         $40/hour, minimum; $150/hour turf fields; Light fees additional, if applicable
_____Tier 5:  Private for profit Camps and Clinics not affiliated with Newton.
                         $50/hour minimum; $150/hour turf fields.  Light fees additional, if applicable.
                         One-time Events/tournaments considered on a case-by-case basis.




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