Acting Park & Forestry
Superintendent of Insect & Pest Control
Superintendent of Animal Control
Theresa V. Conti
of Park & Forestry
Events Coordinator Holiday
Park & Forestry Department
199 County Street
Attleboro, Ma. 02703
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00AM to 3:00PM
About Park & Forestry
There is hereby established within the Municipal Government a
Department of Parks and Forestry to be headed by a Superintendent of
Parks and Forestry. The mayor shall appoint the Superintendent of
Parks and Forestry, subject to confirmation by the Municipal Council
for a term of three years from candidates recommended by the Board
of Park Commissioners. The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry
shall be a person especially fitted by education, training and
experience to perform the duties of the office and shall receive
such salary as the mayor and Municipal Council shall from time to
The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry, under the general
supervision and control of the Mayor, shall administer the public
parks (Capron Park, Balfour Riverwalk, Memorial Common Downtown,
Angell Park, Blackinton Park, and various Memorials Citywide) and
public zoo of the City of Attleboro and shall have the care and
control of all public shade trees, shrubs and plantings in the City
except those within a state highway. The Department also keeps
public roadsides clear of brush and overgrowth as well as
maintaining the tree farm.
The Superintendent of Parks and Forestry shall have all the powers
and duties now or from time to time vested by General law or Special
Act in Tree Wardens and Superintendents of Insect Pest Control.
The Board of Park Commissioners, under the general supervision and
control of the Mayor, shall provide policy direction for the public
parks and public zoo in the City of Attleboro. The Board of Park
Commissioners may establish Rules and Regulations for the use of
such public parks and zoo. The Board of park Commissioners shall
have all the powers and duties now or from time to time vested by
General Law or Special act in Boards of Park Commissioners.
Rules and Regulations
Parks are open dawn to dusk.
Please see our view the tab for "Park Ordinances" for specific
rules and regulations. These cover both The Park & Recreation
Departments in the City of Attleboro.
Permitted Areas of Capron Park
Capron Park offers both residents and non residents the opportunity
to enjoy the park
for Wedding or any other function in the various areas of the Park.
The areas that are available are:
- Hagopian Walk and Rose Garden
- Newell Shelter
- Various grassy areas through out the Park
Permits are required and are available on this page.
Permits need to be requested 60 days prior to the event.
Prior to filling out application, please call
774-203-1865 to verify if that the date requested is available.
- Permit application is on this page in Ground Permits tab
Please make sure the following information is filled out.
- Name, address and phone number of applicant.
- Name of the sponsoring organization of individual.
- Event date
- Description of the planned event.
- Copy of “Certificate of Non-Profit Status” (Form 501C3) if applicable
Submission of the application with the payment to Park Department.
The Park Commission will grant the decisions on all permits
applied. If the permit
is denied the Park Commission shall provide a clear and sufficient
the reason upon which the denial was based. Park Commission meets the
Wednesday of each month.
Once the permit is approved by the Park Commission ,
Superintendent of Parks and Forestry and Police Department, the
approved permit will be mailed to you.
Please Call our department after reviewing the web site information ,if you have
any further questions.