Lowell Sun Photography Collection

Community Parks & Playgrounds

Lowell is home to 92 parks and playgrounds made available for its citizens and reflects the neighborhoods' pride, needs, and experiences. Sun photographers have captured numerous scenes at various parks over the years.


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Parks1

Title: Cleaning Graffiti off Armory Park
Photographer: Marston
Description: Community members are performing a clean up at Armory Park
Date: 5/21/1988

 

Parks3

Title: New Site for South Common Basketball Court [2]
Photographer: Robert Whitaker
Description: New site for the new South Common basketball court at Armory Park, Watson Street. Houses in background.
Date: 6/30/1992

 

Parks5

Title: Nearly completed mural at Father Bourgeois Park
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Finishing touches going on the mural at Father Bourgeois Park
Date: 8/16/1990

 

Parks7

Title: Callery Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: View from the dugout at Zabbo Field
Date: 4/19/1979

 

Parks9

Title: Recognizing One of their Own
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: Group of family members and Lowell Housing Authority officials recognize the late Richard "Slicer" Clement
Date: 10/8/1987

 

Parks11

Title: Father Maguire Playground
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: Children at Father Maguire Playground
Date: 6/9/year unknown

 

Parks12

Title: Planting Trees at Father Maguire Playground
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: Local Boy Scouts planting trees at Father Maguire Playground
Date: 8/1/1991

 

Parks15

Title: Fells Park Playground
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: The See-Saws at Fells Park
Date: 8/30/1988

 

Parks17

Title: Tractor on the Field
Photographer: Richard Hunt
Description: Tractor cutting the grass at Gage Field
Date: 9/13/1989

 

Parks19

Title: Shane's Playground
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: Andrew Gobie (left) with his cousins, Steve and Mike Pirrello play at Shane's playground
Date: 5/6/1990

 

Parks21

Title: Summer Swing Fun
Photographer: David Brow
Description: From left to right, Renee and Cherie Surprenant with Keith Quigley play at Hadley Field Park
Date: 7/5/1990

 

Parks23

Title: Hadley Park
Photographer: Richard Hunt
Description: The empty playground at Hadley Park
Date: 6/11/1976

 

Parks2

Title: New Site for South Common Basketball Court
Photographer: Robert Whitaker
Description: New site for the new South Common basketball court at Armory Park, Watson Street. Trees in background.
Date: 6/30/1992

 

Parks4

Title: Bartlett Field Softball Game
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Fans watching a softball game at Bartlett Field
Date: 6/25/1985

 

Parks6

Title: Nearly completed mural at Father Bourgeois Park [2]
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Finishing touches going on the mural at Father Bourgeois Park
Date: 8/16/1990

 

Parks8

Title: Callery Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Mound of dirt dumped, but not used
Date: 4/19/1979

 

Parks10

Title: Donohoe Family Honors War Veteran
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: The Donohoe Family honors its war veteran with the dedication of J. Donohoe Park
Date: 4/29/1989

 

Parks12

Title: Boy Scouts Troop Clean Up
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: Local Boy Scouts troop performs clean up at Father Maguire Park
Date: 8/1/1991

 

Parks14

Title: City Parks Worker, Ed Larkin
Photographer: David Brow
Description: City Parks worker, Ed Larkin, painting the see-saw at Fells Park
Date: 7/25/1987

 

Parks16

Title: Repainting the Jungle Gym
Photographer: David Brow
Description: David Demange applies a fresh coat of paint on the jungle gym at Fells Park
Date: 4/25/1989

 

Parks18

Title: Kids Playing Backyard Football
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Kids playing backyard football
Date: 11/24/1986

 

Parks20

Title: On the Swings
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: From left to right, Bill Adams, Jason Cote and Marty Deluca play at Hadley playground
Date: 8/27/1990

 

Parks22

Title: Hadley Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Joe Travaglia gives his 2 year old son, Nathan Travaglia, a swing
Date: 12/4/1982