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Boat Lottery Results are in!
REMINDER! You have only 1 week left to pay for your winning slip/mooring/rack...
Beach staff applications being accepted
Working at the Harvard Town Beach   The Harvard Town Beach...
2017 Boat Lottery Rules
2017 Boat Lottery Information   2/27                        ...
Boat Lottery Results are in!

REMINDER! You have only 1 week left to pay for your winning slip/mooring/rack before your position is given to someone on the waitlist. Remember to Sign In on the P&R website to see your account balance. If it doesn't pop up, select "Edit My Account" on the left.

The 2017 Boat Lottery results are in and available in the documents area. Follow this link: 2017 Boat Lottery Results.  If you are a winner, you will see your slip/mooring/rack number is the same as the sticker that will be sent to you once you pay (by going back to the registration system and SIGNING IN). If your number starts with "WL" you did not win and are on the waitlist.

Please pay attention to the payment and sticker schedule in the 2017 Boat Lottery Rules.

Here are the Slip & Mooring diagrams if you want to refer where your boat will be: Boat Slip DiagramMooring Info/Diagram

by posted 04/12/2017
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


4/8                           Lottery Closes


4/10                           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


4/24                         Deadline for all spots to be paid


5/1                           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



2017 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
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