Lowell Sun Photography Collection

Clemente Park

Clemente Park was originally the site of a baseball stadium built in 1906 and originally named Washington Park, which officially opened in 1907. Eventually, the baseball team for which is was built left Lowell and the stadium was torn down in 1921 and a park was established by the Lowell Board of Park Commissioners. Its name remained Washington Park until 1973 when the City Council passed a motion, renaming it Roberto Clemente Park, a baseball player who died in a plane crash in 1972. For some members of the community, specifically the Cambodian community, the park may be known as Pailin Park.


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Clemente1

Title: Playground in Lowell
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: Playground in Lowell
Date: unknown

 

Clemente3

Title: Sign with Graffiti at Clemente Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Graffiti at Clemente Park
Date: 3/29/1991

 

Clemente5

Title: Jesus Rivera of the Latino American Sports Center
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Jesus Rivera of the Latino American Sports Center helping out during a clean up day
Date: 6/27/1992

 

Clemente7

Title: Volunteers Help to Clean Up Clemente Park
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Volunteers cleaning up the playground areas at Clemente Park
Date: 6/27/1992

 

Clemente2

Title: Basketball Court at Clemente Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Youth playing basketball at the court at Clemente Park
Date: 3/29/1991

 

Clemente4

Title: Wall with Graffiti at Clemente Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Graffiti at Clemente Park
Date: 3/29/1991

 

Clemente6

Title: Lowell's Kimsay Kam (8) Cleaning up Clemente Park
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Lowell's Kimsay Kam (8) Cleaning up Clemente Park
Date: 6/27/1992

 

Clemente8

Title: Old Wall with Graffiti at Clemente Park
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Graffiti on the old wall at Clemente Park
Date: 3/29/1991