Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area

Seasonal Office Phone:

NARA Park, the Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area, is located at 25 Ledge Rock Way in Acton and operated by the Town of Acton Recreation Department. The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and staffed seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through late August.

NARA Park Map
NARA Park Rules and Regulations

NARA Beach

NARA Beach is open to both Acton residents and non-residents from Memorial Day weekend through late August. Beach-goers can drop in for a daily-use fee or purchase a beach membership pass. A lifeguard is on duty during hours of operation.

Hours of Operation:

May 26 - June 22, 2018:
  • Weekdays: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Weekends: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
June 23 - August 31, 2018:
  • Daily 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Parking Fee

Weekends Only
 $5.00 Per Car without a parking sticker
Please Note: This does not include sports leagues, facility rental guests, and approved special events.

How To Receive a Parking Sticker:

  1. All Acton residents are eligible for one FREE parking sticker. Residents must pick up their sticker at the Acton Recreation Center, located at 50 Audubon Drive, during the office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you do not pick up your parking sticker, you are expected to pay the $5 parking fee on the weekends.
  2. You may purchase more parking stickers at $25 per vehicle.
  3. Non-Acton residents may also purchase a sticker at $25 per vehicle.
  4. All beach members will receive one parking sticker with their beach membership in the mail.

Daily Rates Acton Residents:

  • Single (ages 2+): $6
  • Family (up to 6): $24
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $3
  • Group rates (reserved ahead of time): $4 per person

Daily Rates Non-Acton Residents:

  • Single (ages 2+): $8 (ages 11 and under) $10 (ages 12+)
  • Family (up to 6): $32
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $3
  • Group rates (reserved ahead of time): $6 per person
Paddleboat and Canoe Rental: $10 per boat for 30 minutes

2018 Registration Forms

Beach Membership Registration Form
Red Cross Swim Lessons Form

All beach membership registration forms must be mailed to:

Acton Recreation Department
472 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

or turned-in to the Recreation Department located at 50 Audubon Drive, Acton. Online registration for beach membership is unavailable.

NARA Park Rules and Regulations


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