Volunteering For and With You
to Improve Recreation in Pepperell

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Current and Upcoming Projects

Sitting Area to Honor Bill Greathead

With approval from the Greathead Family, Friends of Pepperell Recreation is launching a fundraiser to establish a sitting area along the walking path on Town Field to honor Bill Greathead, an outstanding citizen, policeman, selectman, and friend.

This area will include a granite bench inscribed “Bill Greathead”.

Fundraising will take place now through May 15th.

You can make a contribution via PayPal or check (made out to Friends of Pepperell Recreation with "Bill Greathead" on the memo line). Checks can be dropped off at Main Street Bank in Pepperell or mailed to FOP at PO Box 1533, Pepperell, MA 01463.  

Click the button below to donate using PayPal and select "Bill Greathead Sitting Area" for donation purpose. Thank you.

Paved Walking Path around Town Field

The Friends have been actively working with the Town Administrator, Recreation Committee, as well as the various groups who use Town Field to install and finalize a convenient and safe walking path for the community.

If you are interested in sponsoring the purchase of a bench to be installed along the pathway, please contact us at info@friendsofpepperell.org for more information.

Tennis Court / All-Sports Court Exploratory Committee
(*seeking help with grant writing*)

We are pleased to have a few new members who are helping to research, define, and plan for much-needed repairs to the tennis courts located behind Varnum Brook Elementary School.

We have had a long-standing community interest in getting the courts back in shape for tennis friendlies, lessons, camps, practices and matches. We also have a new and growing interest in potentially fixing a portion of the multiple tennis courts to use for other recreational activities, like street/deck hockey and a basketball area for the younger set.

With only a small group of active board members and volunteers (also currently working toward a walking track on Town Field), simultaneous projects are all but impossible without additional support. Please join this new committee whose objectives will be: to pursue rehab of all or some of the town's tennis courts; to apply for grants available for such endeavors; and to see the project through.

Contact Sue with any suggestions or to sign-up for this committee.


Proceeds from our fund raisers, as well as your continued donations, will go toward projects like:

Upkeep on the playground and moving forward with Phase II to make Town Field a "Family Friendly Exercise Environment": The installment of a paved walking path, possibly including a new sand volleyball court. Imagine the opportunity for movement for young and old - bikes, scooters, strollers, walkers, joggers, roller blades...

Much-needed improvements to the tennis courts behind Varnum Brook Elementary School.

A security camera that would pan Town Field, including the playground, bandstand and other areas. Details to be determined.


In addition to large projects, we also contribute to the overall well-being of the Pepperell community in other ways:
  • Providing a scholarship to NM graduates
  • Installing a "fix-it" station and bike pump along the bike path in railroad square
  • Installing a new arch swing in the "Friends Park at Town Field" playground (July 2018) with the help of KRM Carpentry Inc and Craig R.
  • Sprucing up the playground area - with deweeding, more woodchips, and overgrowth clearing (spring 2019)
  • Replacing a damaged handicap accessible swing (spring 2019)


Providing tips and reminders to help you stay safe when you're outdoors in the sun...
  • Learn more about SunGuard™ — an easy-to-use laundry aid that washes UV protection right into everyday clothes. Use a moisturizer with SPF 15 or 30 for everyday activities that don't put you in the sun for extended periods. For long stretches of time spent outside, choose a "broad-spectrum" product. Look for the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Approval for these types of products. Always apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out into the sun. Reapply it again right after going outside, in case you missed any spots. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.
  • For additional information, read this article submitted by one of our supporters.


The mission of The Friends of Pepperell Recreation is to promote community involvement for the betterment of the Pepperell community, its citizens and its recreational facilities. Our goal is to encourage support through both financial and volunteer opportunities for the broadening of services and activities for all ages.

The Friends of Pepperell Recreation is a non-profit organization.

Save The Date!

We are pleased to be able to hold the Town-Wide Yard Sale this year:

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Maps for sale starting at 7am at the Pepperell Community Center, 4 Hollis Street

$3 each (small bills/exact amount please, we cannot make change for large bills)

More info here

The Used Bike Sale will be hosted by The Fitzpatrick Collaborative at the Peter Fitz building this year, also on May 1.


Join! We are currently seeking volunteers to join one of our event/project Committees:
* Town Wide Yard Sale
* Used Bike Sale
* Covered Bridge 5k
* Paved Walking Path/Sand Volleyball Court
* Tennis Court/Deck Hockey

Participate in a Friends meeting to share your ideas for upcoming projects and help make them happen.

These are short-term commitments. If you would like to explore joining our group, any of these opportunities is a great way to see what we are all about.

Volunteer! Help with specific tasks or lend a hand during an event.


Thank you to our Business Supporters!


Masy Systems, Inc

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank

Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc

Hickory Ridge Landscaping

Nissitissit Group Ltd

KRM Carpentry Inc


Friends of Pepperell Recreation
PO Box 1533
Pepperell, MA 01463