BROOKLINE — Recreation Director Leigh Jackson announces that Brookline Recreation has begun transitioning to a new online reservation system, which will be phased in across all of its programs in the months ahead.
The Kirrane Aquatics Center was the first Recreation facility to transition to the new registration software, SmartRec, last fall for pool time reservations. All remaining Recreation facilities and programs will transition to the new system over the next several months. In order to utilize the system, users must create an account, which they can do by clicking here.
Many programs will transition to SmartRec in early February. Sign-ups for environmental camp will transition to SmartRec on Feb. 9. Facility reservations for Larz Anderson Park and summer camp registration will go live on Feb. 10.
The following programs will become live on SmartRec on Thursday, Feb. 11:
- Spring athletics
- Specialty programs such as Mommy & Me, BLAST Babysitter and CPR lessons, and Home Alone Safety
- Summer and fall enrollment at the Soule Early Childhood Center
- Recreation Therapy programs
- Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center (EKAC) programs
- Nature programs
- April vacation week programming
The final program to transition to SmartRec will be fall after school programs, which will launch on May 1.
SmartRec is a third party software that Recreation selected because it will be more user friendly, require fewer clicks to complete activity registration, and allow users to easily make companion purchases — like buying a jersey for team sports.
“This new software will be a significant upgrade for our residents and we believe they will find it much easier once they’ve made the switch,” Jackson said.