There are approximately 30 park sites throughout the City providing a variety of recreational amenities, including tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, ball fields, and a skate board park. Recently renovated Macdonald Stadium includes a 400-meter synthetic running track and a state-of-the-art synthetic turf. Additionally, Malden borders the 56-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation which boasts many walking and hiking trails. The 25-acre Fellsmere Pond is the historical “Jewel of Malden,” and there is also a swimming pool located on Mountain Avenue which is owned and operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The expansive Pine Banks Park, operated by a Board of Trustees with equal representation by the Cities of Malden and Melrose, sits on the Malden/Melrose line.
The Recreation Department provides safe, quality and affordable programs for residents of all ages, cultures and abilities. A wide variety of fun and exciting activities are offered that promote a more active and healthier lifestyle. Staff members are qualified professionals and volunteers that are dedicated to serving our diverse community with excellence and pride.