Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area

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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:

  • Open Daily: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

No Parking Fee for the 2020 Season

Parking stickers will not be issued for 2020.
There will not be a parking fee.
Parking lot attendants will direct traffic on weekends, holidays, and other times of peak use.


Acton Residents
Beach Members
Permit Rental Holders
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Users (11 designated spaces)

If you do not fall into one of the above categories you will be directed to park in the upper lot.
If lot is full you will be directed to wait until space becomes available.

    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): $45
    • Seniors (ages 65+): $3
    • Group rates (reserved ahead of time): $6 per person
    Paddle boat and Canoe Rental: $10 per boat for 30 minutes

    2020 Registration Forms

    Beach Membership Registration Form

    All beach membership registration forms must be mailed to:

    Acton Recreation Department
    472 Main Street
    Acton, MA 01720

    or dropped off at the 24/7 mail drop box located at the Acton Town Hall ground door entry located at 472 Main Street in Acton or can be turned in at the beach during Beach operational hours. Online registration for beach membership is unavailable.

    NARA Park Rules and Regulations


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