Recreation & Wellness

Downtown Sports This website is currently under construction - please bear with us as we make some great changes! 

Downtown Sports

240 Cottage Street Franklin, MA 02038

Downtown Sports is an athletic facility in Franklin, Massachusetts available to teams, clubs, and the community for the enjoyment and development of athletes. At our roots, we are about training — improving technical abilities which leads to building confidence about an athlete's performance and enjoyment of the sport. Our facility includes a turf field and a multi-sport court, each measuring 6,300 square feet. We also have a separate training space, our Skill Center, suitable for individual instruction, small group activities, and fitness/exercise classes.

Recreation Department Franklin Recreation Department

275 Beaver Street Franklin, MA508-613-1666

The Recreation Department is committed to providing quality recreational programs and facilities to the residents of Franklin.  By providing consistency, dependability, and an obligation to our residents and the programs they partake, we strive to elevate the quality of life for our community. The Recreation Department is a service-based department.  We work interactively with local sports associations, school departments, individual Town residents, private groups, church, and civic groups, as well as other Town departments.  In the course of a given year, over 8,000 people are positively affected by Recreation operations.  Our clientele continues to increase each year.  Recreation is responsible for scheduling all fields, playgrounds, and courts.  The Recreation Department continues to serve the residents in the area of recreation and leisure services.  Our department handles everything from sporting activities for children, to families in need.

Lifelong Learning Franklin Lifelong Learning Institute

355 East Central Street Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4814 Lifelong Learning Institute offers a wide variety of recreational programming for the community including yoga, team sports, walking & hiking groups, and plenty of other offerings to help our residents practice a healthy lifestyle. Programs are updated seasonally.  Lifelong Community Learning is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning           Institute, dedicated to providing diverse and enriched education and experiences for all area residents and children – a resource for all ages. 

Live Love

38 East Central Street, Franklin, MA
Hosts yoga, pilates, and ballet barre classes, as well as health & nutrition coaching.  



Senior Center Franklin Senior Center

10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA
The Franklin Senior Center offers a robust series of classes, workshops, lectures, and clubs on a variety of wellness and recreational topics including balance, yoga, strength & flexibility, nutrition, and more; all tailored for our elder community.  Visit the Franklin Senior Center website to find out more about Senior programming. 


SNETT Trail Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT)

Franklin/Bellingham, MA
The Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) is a 22-mile, multi-use, recreational path, running from Grove Street in Franklin to the Connecticut state line in Douglas that is maintained by the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee. This relatively flat trail provides a safe, ever-expanding area for year-round activities for people of all ages and abilities.