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2017 Boat Lottery Rules
2017 Boat Lottery Information   2/27                        ...
Winter Continues
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Beach staff applications being accepted

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Working at the Harvard Town Beach


The Harvard Town Beach seeks qualified candidates that are dedicated to aquatics programs, to serving the residents of Harvard, and are dedicated to working hard.  Applications are being accepted for all beach positions: Beach/Waterfront Director, Head Guard,  Water Safety Instructors, Boating Instructors: (Canoe, Kayak, Sailing), Lifeguards, Water Safety Aides and Parking Lot Attendants (Sticker Checkers).


 Top qualities include: maturity, responsibility, and initiative.  Successful employees are the ones that are always looking for tasks they can take on to help improve the beach – whether it be maintenance tasks such as picking up trash, checking the bathrooms, organizing lifejackets, sweeping the parking lot; community tasks such as building a sandcastle with younger patrons; or even bigger things like bringing a new program to swim lessons or developing a policy for renting town boats.  Successful candidates will not only be qualified for the job descriptions below, but also be excited about helping the Harvard Town Beach become the best program it can. 


Note on Certifications:  Extremely qualified candidates that do not have all of their certifications up to date will be considered for the positions given that they will get their certification by June 30th.  These candidates must have a history of waterfront experience.


Application Process:

The open jobs will be posted for at least two weeks on the Park and Rec Website and at the Town Hall.  To apply, please submit an application (found in the DOCUMENT section of the Parks and Rec Website or a letter of application and a brief resume listing relevant experience and applicable certifications to  Qualified applicants will be given an interview, and decisions for new applicants will be notified by early June 

by posted 03/06/2017
2017 Boat Lottery Rules

It's Lottery Time!

2017 Boat Lottery Information


2/27                         Lottery Opens on Park and Rec Website – no payment due for lottery

                                Parking Stickers also available for purchase


3/28                         Lottery Closes


4/3                            Live Drawing at combined Parks and Rec/Harbormaster’s Night

                                 Winners will be posted on this night

                                 The Harbormaster will make the boat assignments.

                         Stickers can be picked up/paid ONSITE – will be mailed after this date


4/17                         Deadline for all spots to be paid


4/24                         First date stickers start being mailed 

                       First date available at town hall (parking only)


The Commission and the Harbormaster have revised the processes this year.

Please note the NEW Rules for the lottery:


  1. The lottery is open to Harvard Residents including those who won a spot in the 2016 lottery.


When the lottery opens, registration will be done via the Parks and Rec website.  No money is required to register; however, payment is due by April 17th or your spot will go to the next person on the list.


  1. Each resident should only be in one lottery, anyone listed in two lotteries will be removed prior to the drawing.
    1. The “water” lottery categories are:
      2. INNER COVE
    2. THE CANOE/KAYAK lottery is separate, you can enter this AND an “on the water” lottery


  1. Only one registration per household is permitted.
  2. The registrant must be the owner of the boat – no registering for neighbors and friends is permitted
  3. Registration numbers are required for boats.  Failure to provide an accurate registration number will disqualify that entry.
  4. Canoe and Kayak rack entries must include the requested description details and are limited to ONE canoe and TWO kayaks per rack



2016 Fees                                                                                                                                                                              

Canoe/Kayak                                         $30 for first boat, $10 for additional (see rules)

Inner Cove                                            $40

Outer Cove                                            $125

Dock                                                     $400


Parking                                                 $50

Senior Parking                                       $25


Questions? Please email Parks and Rec – no calls please.  Contact info is on website.



by posted 02/20/2017
Winter Continues

Bare Hill Pond, Winter 2015


Happy 2017 from Parks and Rec!

Ski Club registration is closed and the boat lotteries will not open until Feb/March.  There are no additional official Parks and Rec activities scheduled during this period but Winter is still a great time for recreation.  We will post any information about winter activities on this page as we receive them.

We are working on plans to get the fields ready for Spring activities and before you know it, the beach will be open.  For now - enjoy Winter and be safe.


by posted 01/30/2017
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