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Some of our summer jobs have new titles please see list below if you are not sure what to apply for.

Old Job Title – Current Job Title To Apply For
Park Ambassador Supervisor – STEP Program Monitor Supervisor
Park Ambassador – STEP Program Monitor

Fort Taber Park Ambassador – Park Ambassador
Parking Lot Supervisor – Beach Lot Supervisor
Parking Lot Asst. Supervisor – Beach Lot Asst. Supervisor
Parking Lot Attendant – Beach Lot Attendant

Play in the Park Staff Supervisor – Site Monitor/SFSP
Play in the Park Staff – Site Supervisor/SFSP

Lifeguard’s Director – Waterfront Supervisor
Lifeguard’s Asst. Director – Asst. Waterfront Supervisor
Head Lifeguard

KSDP Director
KSDP Asst. Director
KSDP Nurse
KSPD Group Leader
KSDP Counselor

Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents through safe, structured and accessible programs & spaces.

The Parks Recreation & Beaches Department is dedicated to planning, implementing, and supervising recreational, educational and cultural activities designed to enhance and improve the quality of life for all city residents. Our office promotes the engagement in and constructive use of all open and recreational spaces by the residents of the City of New Bedford and provides safe, well-maintained, and aesthetically pleasing parks, playgrounds, and outdoor recreation facilities. The City of New Bedford Parks Recreation and Beaches works in collaboration with other city departments to accomplish this mission while preserving our natural resources, promoting conservation, and educating city residents on our natural environment.

The department provides year–round recreational and educational programs for New Bedford residents in an environment that is safe and supportive for both youth and adults to explore their talents, build self esteem and empower healthy decision making. The health and wellness of people in New Bedford is dependent upon our recreational facilities, natural resources, and opportunities. The positive experience of this engagement enriches and strengthens the fabric of our community for today and the future.

The department manages over 30+ parks, playgrounds, beaches, and recreational facilities through the governance of the Park Board of Commissioners.

Click here to see New Bedford’s open space and recreation plan to improve the city’s public lands and spaces

The Parks, Recreation & Beaches Department is a proud member of:

National Recreation & Park Association Logo Massachustetts Recreation and Park Association Logo


2024 Application to Waive Green Fees