Getting active and staying fit has a huge impact on both our physical and mental health. Somerville has a wide variety of sports and fitness opportunities for children of all ages. Whatever the weather, there's always something to do!
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
See Somerville Recreation Department and Somerville YMCA
BOKS (Building our Kids Success) is a free, before school fitness program for K-5 students. BOKS is designed to give kids' bodies and brains a boost in the mornings that will set them up for a day of learning. Every school in the Somerville Public School District offers this program - check with your own school's website or school office for more information.
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a new type of community space, inspired by the incredible people drawn together by climbing. The climbing community is active, inclusive and engaged. Our space is expressly designed to harness this energy.
New climbers, hardcore climbers, fitness buffs, zen-fueled yogis, creatives, and entrepreneurs — our space was built with you in mind. Come experience work, life and play all under one roof.
Dilboy Pool is an open air pool for the summer months. Individual and family passes are available.
Esh Circus Arts
Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Circus classes at Esh focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while maintaining an emphasis on proper technique and injury prevention. Our small classes allow students of all levels to learn at their own pace, with movements tailored to each student's skill, fitness, and flexibility level.
Veterans Memorial Rink at 570 Somerville Ave, Somerville offers a full size rink and a smaller one with skate rental for all ages
J9 Kids Yoga
It is never too early to start practicing yoga! Yoga poses, breathing exercises, yoga songs and games are incorporated into this 60-minute yoga class for up to twelve children between the ages of 3 and 7. Rest and meditation are important aspects of the class as well. Children are natural yogis; they have a blast exploring their new moves while building strong body and breath awareness, cooperative skills, and self-confidence.
Kennedy Pool is an indoor, year-round pool at the Kennedy School run by Somerville Public Schools. It offers swimming classes for infants through teens and specific lap swim times.
Latta Brother Memorial Pool
Latta Brother Memorial Pool at Foss Park is an open air pool for the summer months.
Somerville Little League offers supervised program of instruction on the fundamentals of Little League baseball. Participants are taught basic baseball skills such as hitting, throwing, catching and base running. Games and team practices are held throughout the season.
The OPENAIR Circus is a Somerville based non-profit organization, offering classes for children in the summer, workshops for children and adults, and performance opportunities for its students. As a community based organization, the OPENAIR Circus works to encourage neighborhood participation in the arts, and to promote leadership and self-esteem for children and teens.
Parkour offers indoor and outdoor programs for ages 6-13, designed to strengthen kids focus, coordination and confidence.
Pop Warner Football and Cheer
The Somerville Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program is a non-profit organization interested in building leadership, learning skills, teamwork and discipline.
We take pride in bringing together boys and girls from the city of Somerville to learn important life lessons through playing organized football and participating in cheering. We encourage good sportsmanship, respect for our community and each other, and strong team unity.
Sacco's Bowl Haven
Candlepin bowling, flatbread pizza, and fun!
45 Day Street, Somerville MA 02144
Somerville Community Growing Center
The Center provides a hands-on environment for children to learn about the natural world, science, community service and cultural issues. Many programs, events, and activities are offered.
Somerville Recreation Department
Somerville Recreation Department offers a range of activities for students of all ages. From Sprout sports for preschoolers, to ice skating, basketball and flag football, check out their website and updated guide for more information.
Somerville Road Runners
SRR Kids is a FREE community-based non-competitive youth running program for kids. The emphasis of this program is on participation, developing a healthy lifestyle, and having FUN!
Somerville Youth Softball Organization is dedicated to providing a positive learning environment for girls to learn fundamental softball skills, become great teammates and have fun learning and playing the game of softball.
Somerville Tennis Club
The Somerville Tennis Club's vision is to grow as a community/family oriented Club that promotes a healthy lifestyle and provides opportunities for everyone to participate regardless of age or ability. The Club currently has 6 tennis courts, all of which are floodlit. The club offers coaching and competitions for all ages.
The Somerville YMCA hosts various fitness facilities and offers a variety of camps, programs, and activities for children year-round. As well as swimming, the YMCA offers indoors soccer, basketball, karate and gymnastics for different age groups.
101 Highland Ave., Somerville MA 02143
Somerville Youth Hockey
Somerville Youth Hockey offers Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs for ages 3 and up as well as competition programs.
Somerville Youth Soccer League
The objective of the SYSL is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in the sport of soccer as part of an organization comprising players, parents, volunteers and corporate sponsors. The SYSL is devoted to providing training in the rules and regulations of the sport, encouraging the development of individual skills, promoting physical fitness, and fostering teamwork and fair play.
See Kennedy Pool and Somerville YMCA