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Adults: $20
Seniors over 60: $15
Children 6-17: $10

FREE: Members, Active Duty Military families, children 5 and under

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Regular discounts, guest passes, library passes, and other admission policies do not apply on this day.

Only service animals are allowed on deCordova's campus for Park Fest. Thank you for understanding!

Parking / Shuttle

Reservoir Place

1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA  02451

Parking will occur offsite at Reservoir Place in Waltham with shuttle buses running all day.

  • 5K shuttle service begins at 8am
  • First Park Fest shuttle leaves at 10:45am

Please Note: There will be no public parking at deCordova during Park Fest.

Join us for Park Fest, a celebration of the best of deCordova - art, nature, and creativity!

On Saturday, June 24, from 11 am–4 pm, come to deCordova for a day full of fun for all ages and abilities including:


  • 5K Trail Run (begins at 10 am) - Register today!
  • Signature collaborative activities from deCordova's Learning & Engagement Team including a large scale Play in the Park
  • Curator-led spotlight art talks in the galleries.  Each Curator will chose a single piece in the exhibitions on view and discuss in depth
  • Art sale with more than 30 local artists and artisans. Click here to apply!
  • Guided tours of the Sculpture Park         
  • Live music throughout the day on the Sculpture Terrace including local alternative folk duo, The Farewells and singer Jenny Riddle.
  • Roaming performances by larger-than-life puppets Big Nazo 
  • Ceramics Studio demonstrations by resident artist Bruce Barry
  • Photo ops near Jim Dine's Two Big Black Hearts sculpture
  • Food and ice cream trucks
  • And more details coming soon!

This event is rain or shine.

Buy Park Fest tickets now!

Park Fest 2017 tickets are now on sale. Visit our event page for purchase!

Register on Eventbrite!

Map and schedule of activities

See a digital version of the Park Fest map and schedule here. Printed programs will be available at the Reservoir Place shuttle pick-up location and at the deCordova front entrance.

Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors

Cambridge Savings Bank Logo

Lincoln Tree and Landscape


Gold Level Sponsors

Whole Foods Market


Silver Level Sponsors


Bronze Level Sponsors

CPS Heating & Cooling logo

Donelan's Supermarkets

GraphicSmith Associates

New England Carpentry

D.E.G Associates

Sullivan & Son Disposal


Media Sponsor

WBUR logo



Interested in being a Park Fest Sponsor? Please contact Deputy Director for External Affairs Bruce Smith for a full list of opportunities, [email protected].