Turkey Trot Sponsors

Special thanks to all of our Turkey Trot Sponsors! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

MSA Mortgage, LLC

Atlantic Equipment

Hurley Construction & Roofing Co. Inc.

Cottage Hill Real Estate

The Sullivan DiPietrantonio Family

EZ Disposal Service, Inc.

Championship Physical Therapy

East Boston Savings Bank

Highland Real Estate


Coach Pat McGee to Lead the Turkey Trot 5K

We are so pleased to announce that Winthrop resident and long time running coach Pat McGee will lead our runners on Saturday, November 29th for our Turkey Trot 5K.

Pat McGee started coaching as a volunteer at Winthrop High School in 1974. An opening came up and she was hired to be the Boys Assistant Coach for Spring and Indoor Track. Pat reflects, “This was rather unusual because no women coached boys. I was the first one!”

Pat decided she would attend as many coaching clinics as possible and found them to be very beneficial. She also notes that the male coaches at these clinics were very accepting of her.

In 1982, the Winthrop School Committee voted in Pat as the new Head Coach alongside her son Dr. Paul McGee who became the Boys Cross Country Coach. Winthrop High School had the smallest enrollment in the Northeast Conference but did well in every meet.

In 1984, Pat and her team won Winthrop their first Conference Title in 28 years. “What a great victory,” Pat proclaims.

Throughout the 1990s, her boys track teams have won Northeastern Conference championships year after year with a plethora of individual state champions.

Pat McGee

Pat’s career of achievement has been recognized by the Massachusetts Track Coaches Hall of Fame. She has been named N.E.C. Coach of the Year, Boston Globe’s Coach of the Year and the Massachusetts Track Coach of the Year as the only woman to coach boys. She’s also been honored with the Massachusetts Women’s Award in Faneuil Hall.

We at the Winthrop Parks Committee join the town in thanking Pat McGee for her 33 years of outstanding service as the boys track coach at Winthrop High School and her continued support of all WHS athletic teams.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, November 29th as we run our Turkey Trot 5K behind Coach Pat McGee.

Turkey Trot 5K Platinum Sponsor

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor

MSA Mortgage

For over 13 years, MSA Mortgage, LLC, a fully licensed mortgage banker, has served over 20,000 customers in the New England Area with their home financing needs. Contact MSA Mortgage at 5 Fremont Street in Winthrop: 781-245-7700 or bdeeb@msamortgage.com.

Coughlin Park Playground Equipment

After reviewing all playground equipment bids and structures available, the Parks Committee has chosen UltiPlay for the Coughlin Park Playground.

This foot print below shows the new layout with two play structures, a climbing web, four-seat seesaw, music center, and swings.

Foot Print


For a more colorful look at the equipment, here are some images from the UltiPlay catalog. The large play structure:

Play Structure

The smaller structure from the front and back:

Fun Center Front

Fun Center Back

The four-seat seesaw at the bottom of this page:


And the music center:

Music Center

UltiPlay has committed to November 3rd & 4th for installation with the rubber surface being laid the following week. We can’t wait to see this playground equipment being put to good use!


Parks & Rec Annual Fall Fair & Craft Show

Due to impending weather conditions, the Parks and Recreation’s Annual Fall Fair is moving to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH.

We’ll be at Ingleside Park from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday. Will you?

Come visit us and pick up your runner registration form for the Turkey Trot 5K or purchase an engraved brick for Coughlin Park.

Both wonderful ways to show your support for Winthrop’s Parks!


Turkey Trot 5K

Lace up your running shoes! We are pleased to announce our fall fundraiser is set for Saturday, November 29, 2014 – a first annual Turkey Trot 5K!

This event will raise money for the renovation and ongoing maintenance of Winthrop’s parks. The event will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 with 5K runners departing at 10:00 a.m. from Ingleside Park in Winthrop.

For more information or to download a runner registration form, please visit the Turkey Trot 5K page here.

5K Flyer

Bricks, Bricks, Bricks

Memorial Bricks for Pond Street and Pico Playgrounds are arriving soon but there is still time to support Coughlin Playground by purchasing a brick. Visit the Donation Page above for your order form or contact us at WinthropParks@gmail.com for more information.