BBQ Pits

Obtain a Danehy Park BBQ Permit

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The barbecue area at Danehy Park is open to Cambridge residents from May 1 – November 1. A permit is required to use this area. The permit authorizes the use of the two charcoal grills and the seven picnic tables.

How to Start

  1. The permit fee is $25. Proof of Cambridge Residency will be required from the person seeking the permit. 
  2. Permits are granted for the following four-hour time slots: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.  After Labor Day, Permits will be granted for the following four-hour time slot: 12–4 p.m. 
  3. Permits can be obtained by any of the following methods:
    • Calling the Recreation Division Monday – Friday at 617-349-6238 
    • In person on Monday and Wednesday 4-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the War Memorial Recreation Center (1640 Cambridge St., Door 15)
    • Email: Recreation Activities Coordinator


Only match‐lightable coals are allowed in the charcoal grills; the use of lighter fluid is not permitted. Danehy Park staff will dispose of the coals after each time slot. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is NOT permitted at Danehy Park

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