Enter to Win!


This raffle is now closed. Congratulations to our winners!


We have two fantastic raffle prizes ready to raffle off! Enter to win either 2 tickets to Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker complete with backstage tour and dinner at the Ritz-Carlton OR a one-year membership to the East Boston YMCA. Either prize would make a perfect holiday gift or treat for yourself. Purchase one ticket for $10 or 3 for $20.  Visit the Parks & Recreation office at 151 Pauline Street or contact a Winthrop Parks Committee member for tickets. Winners will be drawn at our Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

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Turkey Trot 5K

Yes, we’re trotting again! Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Lace up your running shoes! We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K is back and set for Saturday, November 28, 2015!

Runners should check in starting at 8:30am in the Winthrop Senior Center at 35 Harvard St, Winthrop, MA 02152. Runners will depart at 10am sharp!

This year’s course will be the same as the Seaside Striders Course, including a quarter mile of trail running by Lewis Lake and back on to River Road. Course starts on Franklin Street. Right onto Revere Street. Right onto Hutchinson. Right onto Crest Avenue, which then becomes Winthrop Shore Drive. Right onto Beacon Street. Right onto Shirley Street. Left on Cutler Street across Veterans Road to trail across Lewis Lake Park. Right onto River Road. Right onto Cross Street. Right into the football field track. Finish on the track to thunderous applause!

Early Bird Registration is $25 and onsite registration is $30. The Youth Registration fee is just $15 for anyone under 12. All proceeds benefit Winthrop Parks.

To participate, download your registration form here.

To sponsor, learn more here.

Turkey Trot 2015 Flyer

Pooch Parade & Costume Contest

Pooch Parade 2015 Flyer


It’s a Halloween event just for dog-lovers! The Winthrop Parks Committee is hosting a Pooch Parade & Costume Contest on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Rain date Sunday, November 1st. This doggie to-do will kick off at 10am at the gazebo at Ingleside Park and will feature product and food vendors, family entertainment, and some fabulous human and dog costumes!

Enjoy one-of-a-kind dog products and services, free samples of dog food and treats, and more!

Then, at 11am, the Pooch Parade will take place around the perimeter of Ingleside Park ending at the gazebo lot for judging.

Prize categories include:

  1. Best Dog Costume
  2. Best Owner/Dog Costume Combo
  3. Cutest Dog

The contest entry fee is only $10 and $5 for each additional entry. To participate, registration forms are available here. Contestants can also register the day of the event. Sponsorship and vendor information can be found here. All proceeds benefit Winthrop Parks.

This Friday: Seaside Stride

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There’s still time to sign up for the Seaside Stride! Register at WinthropRec.com and join us on Miller Field this Friday, June 12th. Pick up your numbers and t-shirts for the first 150 entrants starting at 4:30p. Runners depart at 6:30p.

A very special thanks to all of our generous sponsors!

East Boston Savings Bank
Webster Federal First Credit Union
Championship Physical Therapy
Road ID for the race bibs
Adriana’s Pastry and Cafe
Anthony Petrucelli
Bob DeLeo
Cottage Hill Real Estate
Dawn Sullivan
Elliott Whittier Insurance
Highland Real Estate
The Meat Market
Michael and Betsy Gahan
Oceanside Pilates

And Hong Kong Dragon has agreed to donate 10 percent of sales from after the race on Friday! Who wouldn’t want to end a 5K with an egg roll? Yum!