20x30 canopy


20x40 canopy


beverage container


11x11 bounce unit


dunk tank



life vests


single canoe


6 canoes with trailer


1 person kayak


sport kayak





pop-up camper


2 person dome tent


8 person cabin tent


stove (2 burner)


screen tent





frisbee set


lawn darts


softball kit





Outdoor Recreation

Hanscom AFB Outdoor Recreation
is a four-season shop. In the spring, summer and early fall we rent a wide variety of boating equipment, camping equipment, party equipment & sports equipment, most on a daily, weekly and weekend basis.

In the fall and winter, we offer ski, snowboard and other winter equipment for rent at discounted rates; a fitting, tuning & wax service for skis & snowboards; winter clothing & accessories for purchase and more.

Year round we offer an RV storage lot for boats, trailers & campers, table & chair rentals and propane refills.

Outdoor Recreation

Building 1530
phone: (781) 225-6621
fax: (781) 225-3993
Holiday Hours:
Nov. 27 | Closed
Dec. 24 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 | Closed

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Massachusetts requires licenses to hunt and fish in fresh water (inland waters) for ages 15 and over. Paper licenses are no longer issued. To purchase a hunting/fishing license or for more information, visit the Department of Fish & Game online.


Spring/Summer Equipment Rentals
Party equipment for rent
• 10x10 frame canopy 
• 15x15 frame canopy
• 15x15 canopy
• 20x20 canopy
• 20x30 canopy
• 20x40 canopy 

• keg cooler 
• 68 qt cooler 
• 100 qt cooler
• 150 qt cooler 
• 5 gal. beverage container 
• 10 gal. beverage container

• chuckwagon 
• chuckwagon w/propane 

• folding tables 
• folding chairs

• 50-cup coffeepot 

• dunk tank

• round carousel (16x16)

• standard bounce house (15x15)
• red/white/blue bounce house (11x11) 
• balloons bounce house (11x11) 
• birthday bounce house (11x11)
• sport bounce house (11x11)
• princess bounce house (11x11)

• Party Packages
: small cooler, horseshoes, volleyball set, badminton & lawn darts
Lawn: small cooler, volleyball set, horseshoes, bocce ball & croquet;
: small cooler, volleyball set, horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder golf & frisbee set

20x30 canopy
20x40 canopy
beverage container
dunk tank
11x11 bounce unit
Water sports equipment for rent
• oars/paddles 

• life vests 

• canoe 
• 6 canoes w/trailer

• kayak (1 seat)
• kayak (2 seat)

• sport kayak

• paddle board

• Hobie kayak  

• 6 Hobie kayaks w/trailer

• 7 kayaks w/trailer
life vests
single canoe
6 canoes with trailer
1 person kayak
sport kayak
Camping equipment for rent
• backpack 

• sleeping bag

• camp pad 
• deluxe camp pad 
• camp cot 

• cook set (13 piece)
• stove (2 burner) 

• lantern (battery) 

• pop-up camper (2 ppl)  
• pop-up camper (4 ppl) 

• 2-person dome tent
• 4-person dome tent
• 5-person dome tent
• 8-person cabin tent
• 12x12 screen tent

• Camping Packages (include sleeping bags, one cook set & one small cooler): 2-person package, 4-person package, 5-person package and 8-person package
stove (2 burner)
pop-up camper
2 person dome tent
8 person cabin tent
screen tent
Sports equipment for rent
• badminton set 

• bicycle 
• bicycle helmet 

• bocce ball 

• croquet 

• frisbee set 
• golf club set 

• horseshoes 

• lawn darts 

• lawn dice 

• ladder golf 

• street strider eliptical bike
• softball bases 
• softball glove 
• softball kit 

• tug-of-war rope
• 4-way tug-of-war  

• volleyball 
• volleyball set 

• washers

frisbee set
lawn darts
softball kit
Spring and Summer Equipment Guide 2012
Picnic Area Reservations
Reserve one of three picnic areas for your next party
Refundable Deposit
Rental Fee
Castle Park
next to Youth Center
Memorial Park
behind Clinic
off base
Reservations must be made in person at Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 1530.
Propane refills
Propane tank refills at Hanscom Outdoor Rec
Save money and time with our same-day propane tank refill service. Drop off an empty tank* at our office between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday–Friday, and pick it up filled the same day between 3–5 p.m.  20 lb. tank: $20  •  30 lb. tank: $29  •  40 lb. tank: $39

*Please ensure that your tank meets the new criteria for safety. All tanks must display an OPD (Overfill Protection Device) stamp. We cannot fill tanks without this device. Tanks must be empty when dropped off. Last name must be on the tank for ID purposes. State law requires 2 safety stickers and a plug on all tanks. Tanks must be re-inspected every 12 years. We can purge new tanks only (for an additional charge of $2). We cannot empty them for you. Propane prices subject to change.
RV Storage
Outdoor Recreation RV Lot for boats, trailers & campers

Active duty residing on HAFB*

Active duty NOT residing on HAFB*
or 2nd lot+ for base residents

Retirees, Reservists,
Civilians & Contractors
<20 ft
prepay for the year $200/year
20-28 ft


29+ ft
*Active duty who live Hanscom AFB get their first lot for a special price, ask us for details. The RV Lot late fee is $25/month per lot.
Lift Tickets and Rental Packages
COMING SOON... Fall/Winter Offers

Winter equipment rental will soon be available at Outdoor Recreation. Save money and time: you'll find skis, snowboards, snow shoes, cross country skis, ski racks, ice skates and more (and for cheaper than at the slopes). See details in last year's Winter Equipment Rentals & Tuning guide PDF Prices and inventory subject to change.

Preseason Ski/Snowboard fittings
Don't buy your skis or snowboard- save money and rent for the season from us! Most of our equipment is less than 3 years old. Fittings include trying on boots and sizing to skis/snowboards, children must be refitted every year.

Ski Tuning at Outdoor Recreation. Do you have an old set of skis or a snowboard that has seen better days? Let us fix it for you. This service includes a base planning, de-rusting and sharpening of the edges and if needed, filling in any small holes in the base of the ski. We cannot install or repair any customer bindings.

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