The Park system consists of 92 parks and over 120 other green spaces.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Park Division provides various services including handling special requests, downtown cleaning operations, special events, neighborhood cleanups, decorations, general cleaning (trash pickups, removal of litter, illegal dumping, etc.) mowing and maintaining park equipment at various parks and playgrounds.
Schedules by Season
During the spring season, the Park Division prepares all ball fields–baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse–for opening day. The Parks Division works with youth and adult sports organizations to schedule their seasonal activities.
The Cawley Stadium complex and the surrounding fields are opened and maintained seven days a week beginning in April and continuing through November.
Spring is also the time when all monuments, ornamental parks, islands, circles and squares and flag poles are prepared in anticipation of Memorial Weekend and when all parks and playgrounds, tennis, baseball and all specialty areas are opened for the season.
The division also coordinates the efforts of various schools who undertake cleanup and beautification projects.
During the summer months, park personnel staff all pools, splash pads and the Merrimack River beach area which open for summer recreation. Staff continue to maintain parks, cut grass, and repair and service playgrounds.
The Parks Division provides support for a variety of special events including the annual 4th of July activities, the Lowell Folk Festival, along with providing facility support for sports tournaments.
As fall begins, all water sites are closed for the season but grass cutting continues as does trash pickup and repair and service work at parks and playgrounds. And, of course, fall is when leaf season brings color, and falling leaves, to our parks and green spaces by the truckload.
Fall is also the season of tournaments and special events which the Parks Department supports.
As whether permits, staff continue to clean parks and playgrounds and to remove leaves and illegally dumped materials. Repairs to parks and playground equipment also continue.
When the weather turns wintry, Park personnel join other Public Works crews for snow and ice removal operations. Park staff focus on selected streets as well as sidewalks and bus stops in the downtown area, municipal buildings, parks and walkways.
The city has 36 baseball/softball fields, 17 football, soccer and lacrosse fields, 26 tennis courts, 40 basketball courts, 43 playgrounds, 3 pools, 1 splash pad, 1 stadium and numerous islands and squares. The following is a listing by location of Lowell’s ball fields:
- Alumni/Martin Complex, 424-438 Douglas Road
Cawley Stadium Varsity Football Field
Martin Softball Field
Carvalho Soccer Field
LHS Practice Field
Machado Practice Field
LHS Girls Field Hockey Field
Alumni Senior Varsity Field
- Donahue Park, 2 Stratham Street
Donahue Little League Field
- Durkin Park, 294 Chelmsford Street
Durkin Little League Field
- Edward Walsh Complex, 45-50 Edwards Street
Multiple Soccer Fields
- Father Maguire Park, 80 Woodward Avenue
Mahoney Softball Field
- Welcome/Festival Field, 381-501 Pawtucket Boulevard
Multi-purpose field used for football, soccer, and special events
- Gage Park, 78 13th Street
Two Soccer Fields
Finn Little League Baseball Field
Whalen Senior League Baseball Field
- Hadley Park, 1650 Middlesex Street
Senior League Baseball Field
- Highland Park, 150 Fleming Street
DeCosta softball Field
Vigeant Teeball Field
Loucraft Little League Baseball Field
- Hovey Field, 266 Aiken Street
Multiple soccer Fields
- Koumantzelis Park, 490 Pawtucket Street
Koumantzelis Softball Field
Koumantzelis One All Purpose Field
Koumantzelis Two All Purpose Fields
- LeBlanc Park, 475 West Meadow Road
LeBlanc Softball Field
McNamara Little League Baseball Field
Wang Soccer/Lacrosse Field
- Manning Park, 303 Boston Road
Manning Softball Field
Ventura Softball Field
- Montbleau Park, 425 West Meadow Road
Montbleau Little League Field
- McPherson Park, 45 Richardson Street
Sweatt Softball Field
Vigeant Softball Field
- North Common, 413 Fletcher Street
Carney Softball Field
- O’Donnell Park, 1170 Gorham Street
Ryan Senior League Baseball Field
- Oliveria Park, 84 Newhall Street
Oliveria Little League Baseball Field
- St. Louis Park, 406 West Sixth Street
Harry Allen Softball Field
Cote Little League Baseball Field
- Shedd Park, 433 Rogers Street
Gallagher Little League Field
Page Softball Field
Gresco Senior League Baseball Field
Farrel-Cahill-Perrin Little League Field
- South Common, 272 South Street
Purtell All Purpose Football – Soccer – Lacrosse Field
- Wang Park, 850 Pawtucket Boulevard
Wang Soccer All Purpose Field
- Callery Park, 200 B Street
Conroy Softball Field
Barrett Senior League Field
Zabbo Little League Field
For general questions and Parks information please call 978-970-4173
For repair/service, maintenance, cleanup or related issues please call 978-970-4195
For all other general Park information please call 978-970-4171
The Parks Department is located at 133 Stedman Street, Lowell, MA 01851