Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

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Spooky Walk is canceled

Regrettably, the paths and field will be too slippery, so Spooky Walk 2011 has been canceled.

See you next year, and have a great Halloween everyone!

Spooky Walk postponed until Sunday

Snow for Spooky Walk? Unheard of! But, sadly, it may be true.

Spooky Walk has been officially postponed, it will be held Sunday, October 30, at 6PM. That gives you an extra day to get the costumes together.

See you there.

Spooky Walk, October 29 at 6:30pm

Spooooky Walk is coming! When darkness descends on Saturday October 29, put the kids in the costumes and head over to Menotomy Rocks Park. You’ll see spine-tingling stations along the candle-lit path around the pond, and finish up with donuts on the Jason Street field. Entrance will be at the Jason Street gate, and please bring a flashlight.

If you want to exorcise your creative spirit and set up a spooky, but family-friendly area, please let us know. The more spooky areas, the more fun the event. Be as bare bones or elaborate as you want. Set up time starts at 2:00 that afternoon.

Rain date is Sunday October 30. Any date change will be posted here no later than 2:30pm.

New Location – Shakespeare in the Park 8/7/11

Because of the downpours we’re having now, Shakespeare in the Park, scheduled for this afternoon at Robbins Farm, has been moved indoors to Arlington Center for the Arts. Measure for Measure will be performed in the ACA Theater @ 5:00 pm. Seating is limited – first come, first served. Address is 41 Foster Street in East Arlington, for more information visit

Family Nature Walk

Thursday, July 14th, 6:30pm

Join Lolly Bennett and Ellen Reed, both teacher/naturalists, for a walk to explore the habitats of Menotomy Rocks Park. The walk is geared toward families with children aged 4-7. We will explore animal life in the park and search for signs of animals that make their homes there.

The walk is free, but a donation of $10 or greater to the Arlington Friends of Parks Fund (c/o Arlington Recreation Office 422 Summer St., Arlington, MA 02476) would be appreciated. Space is limited – please register by July 10th to reserve a spot. To register, send names, ages of children, and a phone number to

Orienteering Event

On Monday May 30th, the New England Orienteering Club will host an orienteering event at Menotomy Rocks Park. Orienteering is a map navigation activity, and a great way to get out and enjoy the park. All are welcome: families, beginner, young and old. Instruction will be provided upon request. For more information, see

Annual Meeting – Muffins at Menotomy!

Join the Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park for muffins, and our annual meeting.

When:  9:30 am Saturday, May 14th (rain date 5/21), May 21, 2011  (new date)

Where:  Jason Street entrance

Volunteer Workdays for Invasive Plant Removal, 2011

Each session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

  • Saturday, April 9th
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Saturday, June 4th
  • Saturday, Sept. 10th
  • Saturday, Oct. 8th

Bring along loppers, garden saws, or shovels if you have them


Please check this website for updates, cancellations, or rain dates

Garden Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to maintain the front garden at the Jason Street entrance of the park.

Tasks include weeding, fixing rock border, and planting native plants.

If you would like to help, please contact the FoMRP Stewardship Committee at 781-646-5882