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Fee Assistance
The Needham Park and Recreation Commission offers a Fee Assistance Program for Needham resident individuals and families who cannot afford to participate in the department’s programs. This program is not available to non-residents, and Park and Recreation does not provide scholarships to programs offered by other departments or organizations.

How to Apply
In order to become eligible, the individual or family must submit a letter to the Park and Recreation Commission, on letterhead, from a professional who knows of the individual or family’s financial need. Letters are accepted from individuals or agencies, such as the Needham Housing Authority, school guidance counselors, Health Department, Veteran’s Agent, Council on Aging, member of the clergy, Community Council, social worker. This letter is only good for one year, and a new letter must be submitted if the financial need continues the following year.

The letter must include each individual’s name, the age of any children, the current home address and the home telephone number.

The letter is kept on file for one full year, and permits the individual or family to register for the following:
  • Season pool pass to Rosemary Pool (not available in 2017)
  • Season tennis badge to Needham public courts
  • Four sessions of summer swim lessons at Rosemary Pool (not available in 2017)
  • One session of an individual program per season

Multiple Requests
Eligible individuals and families must follow the regular registration process for all requests. For more information, call 781-455-7550, press 3.