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Playgrounds in Greater Lowell and Beyond

By Barbara Evangelista January 6, 2021

Please evaluate your family's health carefully before visiting a local playground, and please use hand sanitizer and follow all mask and social distancing requirements.

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 Barbara at barbarae@macaronikid.com.

Click on the playgrounds with links to read a review article. Thank you to our guest writers for their detailed and helpful reviews and pictures.  Would you like to write a paid review of a local playground?  Please email Barbara at barbarae@macaronikid.com for writing guidelines and information.


BILLERICA

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. 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.


CHELMSFORD

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. Playground, lake beach, baseball field.


DRACUT

Carrick Playground, 1309 Mammoth Rd

Dillon McAnespie Park, 401 Nashua Rd

Hovey Playground, 340 Pleasant St

Veterans Memorial Park, 80 Broadway Rd. Sprinkler park, playground.  IMPORTANT: Beginning July 2019, Veterans Park will be completely closed for major renovations, including the playground, fields, restrooms, spray park and walking trails.


DUNSTABLE

Larter Field, 80 Groton St


GROTON

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


LITTLETON

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.

Long Beach Lake Playground, 34 Beach Dr


LOWELL

Ben Hall Masterson Memorial Playground, 440 Beacon St

Commonwealth Ave Park, 12 Commonwealth Ave

Moody St Playground, 473 Moody St

Olga Nieves Playground, 40 Dublin St

Perry Playground, 39 Dover St

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


TEWKSBURY

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


TYNGSBORO

River Front Park, 71 Frost Rd

Wicasse Playground, 20 Wicasse Rd


WESTFORD

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.


HUDSON NH

Benson Park Playground, 27 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson NH


NASHUA NH

Roby Park, Spit Brook Rd, Nashua NH




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