Boarding House Park is a lush, grassy park located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. It serves as an outdoor music venue that plays host to the Lowell Summer Music Series and the Lowell Folk Festival each summer. There are no reserved seating areas in the park, and concert seating is typically general admission, with blankets and beach chairs welcomed. Boarding House Park is part of the famed Boott Mills complex, once the location of one of Lowell’s industrial revolution-era cotton mills.
Kerouac Park is a monument park in downtown Lowell that serves as a memorial to beat generation writer Jack Kerouac, author of five novels that were set in his hometown of Lowell. The park has granite benches for people to quietly read or relax, and there is green space – perfect for a picnic in the summer sun. The park’s monuments have excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s writings. This is a great spot to think and become inspired.
Edward A. Lelacheur Park is a baseball stadium located on the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts. The ballpark is home to the Lowell Spinners, the Single A minor league afiliate of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the UMass Lowell River Hawks baseball team. Designed by HOK Sport and opened in 1998, LeLacheur Park was built by the city of Lowell in partnership with UMass Lowell, and it sits adjacent to the UMass Lowell campus.
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, a 1,140 acre forest, is located in northeastern Massachusetts and spans three cities. The forest has six miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Nature lovers can also go bird watching under the green shade of the old trees and shrubs found in the forest. Hunting is permitted seasonally.
Rogers Fort Hill Park in Lowell, Massachusetts has approximately 11 acres of grass, a fountain, paths and gardens, and 23 acres of woods. There are Heritage trees in the park, including Beach trees, Japanese and Sugar Maples and even a Camperdown Elm. The park is surrounded by a diverse neighborhood (Rogers Fort Hill Park Neighborhood District), with many Victorian multi- and single-family homes.