FoCP MissionWe are an all-volunteer committee of dedicated residents organized to maintain and preserve this historic public place.
Friends of Choate Parkc/o Medway Parks Department 155 Village Street Medway, MA 02053 (508) 533 3275
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A wonderful annual tradition in Medway!
Medway Christmas Parade, begins at Medway Middle School on Holliston Street at 5:30 p.m. following to Main Street, to Choate Park. Floats, fire apparatus, photos with Santa, refreshments and fireworks over Choate Pond!
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 5:30pm
Brought to you by the Medway Parade Committee (Donations welcome!)
We are very excited about our 10th Annual Pumpkin Walk at Choate Park. For those of you that haven’t been before this is a fun and festive fall event where people walk around the path around the pond to view hundreds of pumpkins that have been carved into traditional, unique, and creative jack-o-lanterns. It is very dark on the Choate path which makes the event fun and makes the pumpkins stand out against the dark night. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight so you can see the path and your kids! In terms of pumpkins- the more the merrier so please consider bringing a carved pumpkin to the Choate tennis courts by 5:00 that day. It is fun for kids and adults alike to see their own pumpkins as part of this fun town event.
The event is typically very crowded from 7:00-8:00 so the little ones can come out before going to bed. 8:00-9:00 tends to be the quieter hour if you are looking to avoid the large crowds and so that you can better see the pumpkins.
There will be fires in Choate Pond to add to the festivities and the concession stand will be open selling cookies, warm cider and popcorn as in years past. We also have pumpkin glow wands for sale. All proceeds benefit Choate Park.
Please join us for this fun event to kick off Halloween weekend. In order to collect your pumpkins to bring them home for Halloween night you can come back just before 9:00 to grab it off the path or help volunteers collect the 100’s of pumpkins to bring them to the picnic tables near the concession stands where you can collect yours later that night or the next morning. For those of you that don’t come back for your pumpkin it will be donated to the Medway Community Farm’s compost pile.
If it rains on Friday the rain date will be Sunday November 1st from 7:00-9:00.
***Movies in the Park***
Medway Cable Access is pleased to announce our summer 2015 movie schedule.
We hope you can join us Wednesdays this summer at the Thayer Homestead (2B Oak Street). Movies will start at dusk and concessions will be available.
June 24 – Penguins of Madagascar – Sponsor: Medway Cable
July 1 – The Wizard of Oz – Sponsor: The Medway Lions Club
July 8 – The Muppet Movie – Sponsor: The Pumpkin Farm
July 15 – Despicable Me – Sponsor: TC Scoops
July 22 – Back to the Future – Sponsor: Tim Rice Photo
July 29 – Planes: Fire & Rescue – Sponsor: Medway Fire Assoc.
August 5 – Wreck-It Ralph – Sponsor: Rodenhiser Plumbing
August 12 – Frozen – Sponsor: Curry Audio
August 19 – Cars 2 – Sponsor: John’s Autobody
August 26 – Big Hero 6 – Sponsor: Medway Police Association
Can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about the annual Medway Christmas Parade already! A fun Medway tradition that ends at Choate Park with fire works over the pond…
Medway Christmas Parade: The Medway Parade Committee is excited about a few changes to this years Medway Christmas Parade. As always the parade will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving 11/29/2014! This year the parade kicks off at 530 as always but the concession stand and Santa will be located inside the Thayer house ! As always we are a 100% privately funded parade and keep the parade going with only donations . If you would like to donate this can be done online on the page below. As always thank you for your support !
Join us for our favorite event of the year at Choate Park…our Pumpkin Walk! Saturday October 25th from 7:00-10:00 with a rain date of Sunday October 26th. Please have pumpkins on the tennis courts by 4:00 that afternoon….the more the merrier!
There will be fires on Choate and ribbons for pumpkins but no cash prizes this year. We do it for the love of the tradition and the holiday!
Pumpkins can be picked up after the event or the next day at the park to be enjoyed for your own Halloween celebrations at home!