The Hayden Recreation Centre, a privately endowed non-profit corporation, provides a wide range of recreational, athletic, and social activities for the youth of Lexington. In addition, a special adult program is offered to Lexington residents over age 18 and to adults employed within the town of Lexington.
The Centre has two facilities located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Worthen Road. The Hayden Recreation Centre houses a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight training room, auditorium, ten activity rooms and a large athletic field for the various programs offered throughout the year. The John P. Chase Skating Facility has a modern indoor full-size ice surface with a full complement of programs including all levels of instruction and general skating sessions.
Executive Director Donald K. Mahoney Announces Retirement 
Mr. Michael McNabb, President of the Josiah Willard Hayden Recreation Centre, announced that Donald Mahoney, Executive Director of the Hayden Centre, advised the Board of Directors in November of his plans to retire this spring. a75 
Mr. Mahoney began his career in 1966 at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club as the Program Director.  In 1973 he was selected to be the founding Executive Director of the Somerville Boys & Girls Club, and in 1980 accepted the position of Executive Director of one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in New England in the city of Waltham.  After eight years in Waltham he accepted an offer from the Hayden Board of Directors to be Executive Director of the Hayden Centre. 
Immediate past president of the Centre, Mr. Melville Hodder notes, "It’s important to recognize the steady growth of programs under Mr. Mahoney’s leadership.  The Recreation Facility now offers over 957 classes and the Skating Facility provides some 180 classes to our 4,421 members.  Mr. Mahoney was also extremely instrumental, along with the Board of Directors and the Building Committee, in rebuilding the Skating Facility with the addition of fifteen feet of ice in 2000, and in the complete renovation of the Recreation Facility in 2011.” 
After 28 years as the Executive Director and Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Mahoney and his wife Karen are looking forward to spending time with their three children and eight grandchildren who live in nearby Burlington.  Mr. McNabb states, "Hayden has been extremely fortunate to have had Don as the Executive Director for so many outstanding and wonderful years. Don successfully surrounded himself with an extremely qualified staff of professionals who through his leadership have all contributed to the tremendous success and reputation of the Centre."

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