Reserving a Picnic Area

Auburndale Cove Picnic Permits:

The Parks and Recreation Department issues permits for picnics at the Auburndale Cove, West Pine Street, Auburndale. The "cove" is situated along the scenic Charles River.

Picnic areas will accommodate groups of up to 50 or 100 persons. Permits are issued to Newton Residents Only, and may be obtained for weekdays and weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day, or weekends only in April, May and September.

The use of alcohol is not permitted at the Auburndale Cove unless a group wishes to put the alcohol for sale to its users. This will require the application of a special use permit available on this site and license from the City of Newton Alcohol Commission. Additionally, catering, the use of propane, are not allowed without the specialty use permit and specific approval of the various departments that would be involved. No Food Trucks Allowed.

Cars, trucks and motorcycles are not allowed in the park.

There is ample parking in the lot on West Pine Street.

Saturday and Weekday permits are available from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM 
(or dusk, whichever comes first)

Sunday permits are available from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM (or dusk, whichever comes first) 

FEB 1:  Start accepting reservations for upcoming picnic season

To book a site: Please call 617.796.1500 or e-mail to reserve an area, once the area is reserved, send in the application along with the payment, the processed permit will be returned to you via e-mail.

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