Playgrounds in Greater Lowell and Beyond

By Barbara Evangelista, Former Publisher October 27, 2023

Thanks for visiting our Playground Guide for Greater Lowell!  These playgrounds are in the towns we cover for the Lowell Macaroni Kid edition (and a bit beyond): Chelmsford, Billerica, Tewksbury, Dracut, Lowell, Westford, Littleton, Groton, Tyngsboro and Dunstable.  Know of other playgrounds in these towns that we missed?  Please email Tessa at

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Kids Konnection Playground, 11 Andover Rd. Separate areas for younger and older children, some areas shaded.

Kohlrausch Park, Colston St, North Billerica.  Playground, walking track.

Manning Park, 39 Chelmsford St (Rt. 129).  Shaded sprinkler park, wooded walking trails.

Micozzi Beach Playground, 586 Middlesex Turnpike. Small playground with a sand base, shade depends on time of day.  Also lake access.  Note that there is a parking fee.

Pinehurst Playground, 795 Boston Rd (approximate).  Small fenced playground with benches. Basketball and Wiffle ball courts.  Some shade.

Vietnam Veterans Park, Treble Cove Rd. Playground, fields, walking trails. -- shaded late in the day, fenced in, one structure for age 2-5, large structure for age 5-12. Picnic tables.


Friendship Park, 272 Old Westford Rd.  Brand new playground built in 2018.  Shaded areas, multiple play structures, sand area, swings, zip lines, accessible features.

Harmony Adventure Park, 62 Carlisle St.  New playground with several structures. Only shade is a pavilion.

Varney Park, North Chelmsford. Closed as of 9/28/22 for renovations. Playground, lake beach, baseball field. 


Carrick Park, 1309 Mammoth Rd. Carrick consists of two baseball fields and is used for soccer in the fall.

Dillon McAnespie Park, 401 Nashua Rd. Park consists of basketball courts, 70' baseball diamond, tennis court, walking paths, multi-use field and playground area.  Restrooms are available.

Hovey Field, 329 Pleasant St. Hovey consists of one baseball field, restrooms and a snack shack.

Veterans Memorial Park, 80 Broadway Rd. Sprinkler park, playground.  Park includes playground, fields, restrooms, spray park and walking trails.


Larter Field, 80 Groton St. Field holds sporting activities and used for walking, riding bikes, flying kites, and in the winter sledding. 


Christine Hanson Memorial Playground, 99 Main St.  Structures for younger and older kids, baseball field, shade canopy over sandbox, swings.

Twomey Playground, 342 Main St


Castle in the Trees Playground, 300 King St. New playground built in 2016. Areas for young and older children, special needs-accessible, basketball, walking/biking track, some areas are shaded.


Ben Hall Masterson Memorial Playground, 440 Beacon St

Callery Park, 220 B St. Newly renovated playground features rubber surface and a new safer, accessible and inclusive playground features

Crowley Park, 78 Wedge St. Newly renovated playground features rubber surface and a new safer, accessible and inclusive playground features

Commonwealth Ave Park (Ducharme Park), 367 Woburn St. Park includes a playground and basketball court

Kitteredge Park, 44 Nesmith St. Newly renovated playground features rubber surface and a new safer, accessible and inclusive playground features

Moody St Playground, 473 Moody St. Park includes a playground and basketball court.

Olga Nieves Playground, 40 Dublin St. Park includes greenspace and playground

Perry Playground, 39 Dover St. Park includes playground and basketball court

Shedd Park, 433 Rogers St -- large playground for ages 5-12 (not shaded), pavilion, large spray park, and restrooms


Funway Park, 253 Livingston St. Fenced in playground, sports fields.


River Front Park, 71 Frost Rd. Located into a bend in the Merrimack River, this park offers grills, picnic tables, a playground and restrooms

Wicasse Park & Field, 20 Wicasse Rd. This 8 acre park contains 3 baseball diamonds, large playground and restrooms


Ronan McElligott Playground, 55 Williams Ave. For children of all abilities. Many different structures. During the summer, a beach and snack shack is open (free for Westford residents, fee for non-residents).

Patti Mason Playground at Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main St (behind Roudenbush Center). Small playground, sand base, fenced. Closed during school hours. NOTE: This playground is currently unavailable due to construction at Roudenbush.

Jack Walsh Field, Carlisle Rd.  This small playground has a mulch base, is fenced in, and has two medium-sized climbing structures and swings. There are large playing fields nearby and a basketball court.

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