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Board of Parks


The Board of Parks is a 5 member volunteer board that meets the last Wednesday of each month.  Board of Parks agenda items need to be submitted by 5pm the Wednesday prior to the meeting through the website.  Please note that the November and December meetings are cancelled most years.  The Board of Parks permits certain designated areas, special events in parks, and any "unintended field usage" requests.  Below is a partial list of areas and events that fall under the Board of Parks.  Some parks are only permitted for special events since the areas are considered passive parks or playgrounds.

Board Permitted Parks:
All Cawley Memorial Stadium Complex Areas
Shedd Park Pavillion
Anne Dean Welcome Regatta Festival Field
Armory Park
Edward J. Walsh Soccer Complex (for users other than LYSA)
Harmony Park
Kerouac Park
Kittredge Park
Lucy Larcom Park
Muldoon Park
North Common Amphitheatre Stage
Olga Nieves Playground
Rotary Club Park
Thomas L. Crowley Park
Tyler Park
Utopia Park
Wang Soccer Field
All Concession Stands

Below is a list of events that the Board of Parks approves, no matter the park location chosen.
Weddings
Showers
Private Parties
Cookouts
Field Days
Tournaments
Rain Dates
Reductions in approved permit dates and fees
Non-Intended Field Usage (i.e. kickball on a soccer field, football on a baseball field)

The Board also handles issues with permits and permit holders that caused damage, had unpaid fees, or any other problems that arise.

To contact the Board of Parks secretary please email at bopadmin@lowellma.gov.

Fee Structure:
Licenses, Permits, and Registrations

Baseball Field-Alumni
  • Resident Adult - per 4 hour block- $150
  • Non-resident Adult - per 4 hour block- $250
  • Resident Youth - per 4 hour block- $0
  • Non-Resident Youth - per 4 hour block- $250
Cawley Stadium
  • MIAA Sports Event $1.00 per ticket/Person
  • Resident Adult - per 4 hour block- $200
  • Non-resident Adult - per 4 hour block- $400
  • Resident Youth - per 4 hour block- $0
  • Non-Resident Youth - per 4 hour block- $400
Lights
  • Baseball Light Charge (Alumni) - per 4 hour block- $50
  • Stadium Light Charge (Cawley) - per 4 hour block- $100
  • Practice Field Light Charge - per 4 hour block- $75
  • Additional Electrician Charge May Be Required ($200/4hr block)
Park General Use Permit
  • Resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $25
  • Non-resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $100
  • Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $0
  • Non-Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $60
Practice Fields
  • Resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $15
  • Non-resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $20
  • Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $0
  • Non-Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $15
Softball Fields
  • Resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $100
  • Non-resident Adult - per 2 hour block- $150
  • Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $0
  • Non-Resident Youth - per 2 hour block- $150
Services
Late Fee - Per Permit- $25

Fixed Charges
Lights - General Park Use- Rate Contractual

Special Events
    • Less than 1 hour - $0
    • 1 Hour to 4 hours - $30
    • More than 4 hours - $15
    • Custodian fee (Lord Pavillion/Cawley Stadium) - per 4 hour block- $120
    • Over Time Fee- Per Hour- $50

(Revised 11/21/17)

http://lowellma.gov/189/Board-of-Parks