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 Cultural Center at the E.B. Newton School’s parking 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!

Seaside Stride 2015

Have you heard?! 

The Seaside Stride is on! Join us for this fabulous town tradition. All funds raised through sponsorship and registration will go to renovations and repairs to Winthrop’s Neighborhood Parks.

Lace up your running/walking shoes and meet us at Miller Field on Friday, June 12th. Pick up your numbers and t-shirts for the first 150 entrants starting at 4:30p. Runners depart at 6:30p.

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

Register at WinthropRec.com.

2015 Seaside Stride Flyer


Coughlin Playground Grand Opening

The Coughlin Playground Grand Opening was held this week. Over the last few months the park has seen a complete renovation. Work on the park included new playground equipment, playground surfaces, trees and shrubs, basketball and hockey nets, pathways, picnic tables and benches, fencing around the basketball courts and wooden guardrail fencing around the park, a flagpole, a decorative brick area, and playground sign. In the spring, the Town plans to build a new gazebo. This complete renewal of the park would not have been possible without the help of Speaker Robert DeLeo for securing the park grant, the Town Council for supporting the project, the DPW’s hard work, and all of the donations from our generous community!

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