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Parking Permits Required Year Round 

            Permits and Regulations HERE

The Recreation Division 2019 Parking Permits are available through mail-in process. For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail. If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded HERE. 

Barnstable Recreation Division PROGRAMS information HERE

If you need an application sent to you submit a request in writing (include a self-addressed stamped envelope) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.

2019 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers will be available in person at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 beginning Monday May 6th.  Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sundays & Holidays 9:00 -Noon. Patti Machado, Recreation Director 508-790-6345


Cotuit Weather & Tides

Cotuit Weather Forecast HERE

Cotuit Tides HERE

View Weather Radar HERE


View Cotuit Town Dock Webcam HERE

If you notice a camera appears to not be working please let the Town know at: moorings@town.barnstable.ma.us

If you observe suspicious activity please contact the Barnstable Police Department 24/7 (508-775-0387) or the Harbormaster’s Office, Monday – Friday (508-790-6273).


Attention Mooring Permit Holders and Boaters Using Cotuit Town Dock 

The Cotuit Town Dock, as part of a Town initiative to address trash/litter problems in environmentally sensitive areas, will now be considered a Pack In – Pack Out area, and will no longer have trash receptacles. Please take your trash with you when using this Town way to water.   We appreciate your help in keeping our waterways and the Town of Barnstable clean. Thanks, Harbormaster Staff

Memorial Day Parade

SAVE THE DATE – Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day Ceremonies

Parade:  The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019.  The parade will form at 9:30 AM at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 AM and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program where there will be the placement of wreaths at monuments for the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars followed by a firing salute by the Yarmouth Minutemen.  The parade will reform and proceed to the Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lt. Colonel Charles D. Carroll, USAFR, Retired.   Lt. Col. Carroll is a retired Command Pilot with over 8,000 flight hours in service to the United States Air Force, The Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard.  In a career spanning over 33 years he has flown fighters and heavies, tankers and transports, and is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff School and Air War College.

The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran.  The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library.


Ropes Beach Stormwater Project

Barnstable was awarded additional funding this spring to allow for the complete construction of a gravel wetland at Ropes beach. It will run along the wall at the front of the parking. Parking spaces along the wall will be retained and just pushed back slightly to allow for the new system. The two parking spaces wrapped around the end of the monument will be removed to ensure proper width to maintain clear access into the Mosquito Yacht Club.
Once complete the system will be below ground and flush to the parking lot surface with a grate covering the plants and soil installed in the trench allowing cars to still pull up relatively close toward the wall as seen on the design plans. People will be able to walk directly on/over the system and the wall to get to the beach. The plants unlike in the example photo (below) will be recessed and below the grate as shown in the design plan. Improvements will be made to the existing dirt path using a series of shallow, long steps to access the water both for drainage and to prevent erosion/gullying.  This may require some adjustment to get used to but ultimately should improve access. The proposed and approved work for a second system at the end of the wall near the large tree as you travel past the parking along Old Shore Road is not being constructed at this time.
Recognizing that work at this site at this time of year will result in some limitations on access and parking, the contractor, Sumco, will do their best to complete the work quickly to minimize these impacts. A larger area will be fenced off only for a short period during active construction. Your understanding and patience during this brief period and support for the project overall is appreciated as it will ultimately help improve the water quality in the bays removing nutrients (nitrogen) and bacteria currently washing into the bay causing beach and shellfish closures.
At present the plan is for initial site set up the week of May 13 with some materials to be delivered and set up on site. Two small holes are planned to be dug start of next week. These will be along the wall in two parking spots and will require temporarily blocking off parking for that morning/day of the work. These will be filled with gravel when complete to allow the reopening of parking access and for people to safely park on until further work gets underway. Work to install the new steps in place of the dirt path is anticipated to begin next week. It is anticipated there will be about a one week period for digging out and installing the new system along the wall. During this time a larger area between the monument and wall including that portion of parking will be fenced off both for public safety and to provide the construction crew and equipment space to work. The goal is to complete this work after Memorial Day to minimize impact of the holiday weekend but timing is not guaranteed as it will depend upon the delivery date of specialized pre-cast materials. The area for installation of this underground gravel wetland runs from the end of the wall near the Mosquito Yacht Club to the first bend in the wall, thus temporarily affecting the parking spaces in that area. The additional spots further down along the wall and road will be open to use and access to Old Shore Road and the boat launch will not be impeded. The road will remain open throughout the project. Final work, including some repaving and planting, will follow but the target finish date is mid-to late June. Actual dates and construction may vary as materials and approvals for work are pending.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact April Wobst, project manager from Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) (508)619-3185, awobst@apcc.org or Dr. Dale Saad, (508)790-6400 Special Project Manager from Barnstable Department of Public Works.

Cotuit Recreation Facilities Tour Today

2019 Recreation Facility Tour in Cotuit

Monday May 13, 5:45pm Beginning at Lowell Park

Invitation to the Public to Join the Recreation Commission as they view all Town owned facilities in the village.

1. Lowell Park
2. Cotuit Tennis/Pickleball Courts 
3. Cotuit School 
4. Ropes Beach
5. Memorial Park & Playground
6. Loop Beach

The Town would like to invite anyone from the public – to meet them at each site above .  The Recreation Commission will be leaving the HYCC at 5:30pm to go to the sites in the order above and complete the tour by 7:30pm.