Open Space Projects

The City of Lowell Department of Planning and Development prioritizes and implements open space and park improvement projects in alignment with the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The OSRP outlines the City's action plan for improving parks and open spaces through 2026, when the Plan will be evaluated through a community engagement process and updated in-line with the community's vision and goals. 

For inquiries related to current or upcoming open space projects, please reach out to openspace@lowellma.gov.

If the inquiry is related to maintenance, please submit a request here.

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2024 Construction Projects:

Veterans Memorial Park Map
Armory Park Map
South Common Map
Shedd Park Map
McPherson Park Map

2025 Construction Projects:

Durkin Park Map

The following parks are also scheduled for construction in 2025, for more information please see the ARPA Open Space Projects page.

  • Saint Louis Park (Centralville)
  • Clemente Park (Lower Highlands)
  • Jackson Street Park (Downtown)
  • O'Donnell Park (Sacred Heart)
  • Father Maguire Park (Pawtucketville)
  • North Common (Acre)
  • Hadley Park (Highlands)

Implementation Progress

Last updated 2/6/2024

X = Completed Task
O = In-progress Task

  Design Bid Design Contract Execution 25% Design 50% Design 75% Design 100% Design Construction Bid Construction Contract Execution 25% Construction 50% Construction 75% Construction Project Complete
Veterans Park
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
     
Armory Park 
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
       
South Common Phase 3
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
         
Durkin Park*
X
O
                   
McPherson Traffic Playground*
X
                     
Shedd Park Concession Building
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
       
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Lowell Open Space Map
ARPA Banner Graphic