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Address:
Location -
40 Barrett Parkway
Leominster, MA
 
Mailing Address -
City Hall, 25 West Street,
Leominster, MA 01453

Telephone:
Phone 978- 534-7529
Fax 978-534-7549

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM


Email:
recdept@leominster-ma.gov

Park Sites & Maps
 
Barrett Park
Doyle Reservation
Lincoln woods
Monoosnoc (brook)
Monoosnoc (Middle)
Monoosnoc (North)
Monoosnoc (South)
Prospect Park
Sholan Farm
 

Public Fields, Parks, Playgrounds, & Recreation Sites

1. Arthur A. Fournier Sr. Memorial Park
This site is under the jurisdiction of the Recreation Department and consists of approximately 20.45 acres. The Park (MBLU# 436/1) lies in the Fall Brook Greenway adjacent to the Fall Brook Conservation Area, which is approximately 17 acres, and is located on Litchfield Street partly in both the Rural Residence & Agriculture (RRA) and Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning districts. Contained in the Park are two (2) lighted softball fields & a Pop Warner football field with lights (all three are fenced), older playground equipment that needs updating, two tennis courts and two basketball courts that are in good condition. There is a stone dust walking path around the perimeter of the Park. The Recreation Department manages the softball fields, which are widely used for games and tournaments. During their season, the Adult Menís Softball Association is responsible for maintaining the softball fields. The City leases the Pop Warner field to the Pop Warner Association, which is responsible for the maintenance of this field. The Pop Warner and Adult Menís Softball Associations both have a concession stand and restrooms. Parking is provided at a paved area in the lower lot and a sand parking lot in the upper lot. For information on the other land in the Fall Brook Greenway, also see the City Owned Conservation Land and the Other Protected Land sections of this Plan.

2. Bachand Field
This site is under the jurisdiction of the Recreation Commission & the DPW and is used by the Little League Association. The Field (MBLU# 167/1) is located in the southeast section of the City, at 140 Twelfth Street (American Way) in a Residence B zoning district. The site is 3.45 acres, which includes three fenced in baseball fields, one of which is equipped with lights, bleachers, rest rooms, concession stand and a paved area for parking.

3. Barrett Park
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works (DPW)/ Forestry and Parks Division is located in the southwest section of the City off Chestnut Street, in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district and consists of the following 6 parcels that total 109.07 acres:

* Barrett Park & Barrett Pond - These parcels (MBLU# 345/1 and 409/3) consists of 39.92 acres and includes an 8.9 acre pond (not used at the present for swimming due to water turbidity), one area with playground equipment, a picnic area, two tennis courts, a bathhouse with restrooms, a pavilion, a barbecue pit and a main building where the Recreation Departmentís main office is located. The Park has two areas for parking, both with hard top surfaces, one within the Park and the other located outside the main gate. The bathhouse is handicap accessible. The tennis courts are in need of repair. The playground equipment is in fairly good condition but needs updating. The Recreation Department provides summer programs at this site.
The Anderson Property consists of two parcels that together contain 35.83 acres adjacent to the Park. For a description of this
* property, please see the description under the Other Protected Land section.
* Gardner Hill consists of two parcels that together contain 33.32 acres adjacent to the Park. For a description of this property, please see the City Owned Conservation Land section of this Plan.
 [ BARRETT PARK RULES - click here ]

4. Carter Fields
This site is under the jurisdiction of the School Department and management of the Recreation Department and is located in the northwest section of the City on Merriam Avenue (Lot 2). This site (MBLU# 113/1/A) is located in a Residential B zoning district. This site was once part of a 4.5-acre parcel that contained the Carter Junior High School. In 2000, the property was divided and the portion with the building was sold to Simsbury Associates, which plans to develop an assisted living facility within the existing building. Carter Fields now consists of 2.21 acres and includes a field for softball or football. The Recreation Department maintains the siteís facilities and permits the soccer team to use the fields.

5. Carter Park
This site is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works (DPW)/ Forestry and Parks Division and is managed by the Leominster Historical Society. Carter Park (MBLU# 24/9) is 2.24 acres and is located off Main and Summer Streets next to the Old Town Common and Pine Grove Cemetery. The Park is located in a Residence B zoning district in the central part of the City and contains a Civil War Memorial dedicated to Oliver Hazard of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment in the center of the Park with a flagpole and a gazebo. Train tracks run though the center of the Park; however, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has granted right-of-way easements. The park is used during the summer months for band concerts and special events. There is some lighting near the gazebo and on-site parking is limited.

6. Central Square
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Square (MBLU# 93/1) is approximately .10 acres and is in the southeast section of the City located on Central Street situated in a Business B zoning district. The Firefighterís Memorial was moved from this site and relocated to the City common, also known as Monument Square.

7. Doyle Field
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division/Doyle Field Commission and contains 17.28 acres. The Field (MBLU# 64/1) is located in the northwest section of the City on Priest Street in a Residence B zoning district. The main sports field areas are surrounded by a fence and include a clubhouse, a combination football-soccer field with bleachers, a running track for organized meets, a lighted baseball field and a playground with equipment. Doyle Field is the most utilized municipal facility in the City and is widely used for organized sports, school sports, recreation programs, and by private individuals.

8. Doyle Tennis Courts
These courts are under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division and the Recreation Commission. The eight lighted tennis courts, four of which are in need of repair and currently not in use, are surrounded by a fence and are located on 4.08 acres (MBLU# 64/3) across the street from Doyle Field in a Residence B zoning district. The Recreation Department offers tennis programs at these tennis courts. Parking facilities are available off of Priest Street between the tennis courts and the school.

9. Evelyn Hachey Park
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Park (MBLU# 8/10) is approximately .4 acres and is located on Pond Street in a Residence C zoning district. This facility consists of walking paths, lawn and park benches, an antique light pole, a memorial stone and several flowerbeds.

10. Fairfield Park
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Park (MBLU# 367/20) is located at Fairfield Road in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district and consists of 2.13 acres. This park is heavily vegetated with a brook running through it. It is not designed for active recreation uses.

11. French Hill Park (Laurie J. Cormier Park)
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of both Recreation Department and the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Park (MBLU# 38/1) is located at the corner of Water and Third Streets in a Residence C zoning district and consists of approximately .12 acres. It contains a walkway, small ornamental trees, and flowers, with accompanying benches. The Park was dedicated to Laurie J. Cormier, who was Mayor of Leominster from 1956-1964.

12. Heritage Lane
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. This site (MBLU# 255/41) is 1.49 acres and is located in the northern section of the City, off Eastern Avenue (rear Main Street). This fenced-in area is situated in a Residence B zoning district. At the present, there has been no development at this site.

13. Justin DeSantis Field
This site is under the jurisdiction of the Recreation Department and is used by the Little League Association. The Field (MBLU# 419/19) is located in the northern section of the City at 40 Bernice Avenue in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. The site is 3.57 acres, including three lighted baseball fields with fencing, bleachers, rest rooms and a snack bar. There is a dirt parking lot available. The fields are used on a seasonal basis.

14. Leominster Lassie League Fields
These fields are under the jurisdiction and management of the Conservation Commission and the Lassie League and are located within the boundaries of the Bassett Forest Conservation Area. The Fields (MBLU# 328/60) are located in the southeast section of the City off Central Street in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. The site is 4 acres, which includes two softball fields, bleachers, a paved lot, a concession stand and restrooms. Both fields are used on a seasonal basis by the Lassie League Association because of a license agreement.

15. Monooosnock Brook Association Park
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Park (MBLU# 16/5/A) consists of .24 acres and is located in the Business B zoning district in Monument Square.

16. Monument Square
This site is under the jurisdiction of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division and is managed by the Leominster Historical Commission. The triangular-shaped site (MBLU# 1/22) plays a major role in the traffic network of downtown because it is bounded on itís three sides by Route 12, West Street, and Park Street. The total area of the square is .46 acres. The site is located in a Business B zoning district. Monument Square is a passive recreation area, convenient to downtown shoppers and surrounding neighborhoods. The Square offers benches, shade trees/ornamental shrubs, walking paths and various memorials.

17. North Main Street Park
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the DPW/Forestry and Parks Division. The Park (MBLU# 67/1) is .06 acres and is located in the northern section of the City at the junction of Grove Avenue and North Main Street in a Residence A zoning district. The Park consists of walking paths and park benches, all of which surround a large pine tree.

18. Number 6 Community Center
This site is located in the southern section of the City at 3 Wachusett Street. This site (MBLU# 490/3) is located in a dense Rural Residence & Agriculture (RRA) zoning district. The property on which the #6 Community Center sits is .49 acres in size and the facility contains the former school house and a playground with trees situated throughout the yard. This Center is a state-chartered non-profit, self-maintained organization run by a president and a Board of Directors. Funds for running and maintaining this facility are derived from membership fees and fairs, events and parties. One must be a member to use the facility.

19. Prospect Park
This site is under the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission and the Recreation Department. The Park (MBLU# 411/46, 411/49) is 35.68 acres and is located in the northeast section of Leominster on Prospect and Lawrence Streets in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. Most of the land was taken by eminent domain in 1973, for conservation and recreation purposes, but 9.68 acres of this land was given as a gift to the Leominster Recreation Department. This 9.68-acre area contains walking trails and a small pond with a brook and bridges over the brook, all of which need repairs. Local Boy Scouts have assisted the Recreation Department on several occasions with the clearing and marking of trails. This area is not heavily used and requires continuous maintenance to keep up with the growth of vegetation.

20. Third Street Playground & Water Park (Louis Charpentier Playground)
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the Recreation Department. The Park (MBLU# 43/2) is located at 163 Third Street directly behind St. Ceciliaís Church in a Residence C zoning district and consists of .34 acres. This Park was constructed in 1999 and includes handicap accessible playground equipment, water play features on a concrete pad, a small grassy area with a picnic table and benches.
 


Public Schools

1. Bennett School (K)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and the Recreation Department and is located in the southwest section of the City at 145 Pleasant Street in a Residence B zoning district. The site (MBLU# 10/1) consists of 3.19 acres and has limited parking facilities, a lighted basketball court with bleachers, a flat field for soccer or touch football and a playground with some equipment. The Recreation Department maintains and distributes permits for the use of the Basketball Court and playing field behind the building after 5:00 p.m.

2. Fall Brook Elementary School (1-4)
This site is under the jurisdiction and management of the School Department is located in the southwest section of the City at 25 DeCicco Drive in the Rural Residence & Agriculture (RRA) zoning district. This site (MBLU# 397/1) consists of 46.4 acres and also includes the Samoset School. The Recreation Department maintains, distributes permits for, and offers an afterschool Fall Flag Football program at the playing field next to Holy Family Church. Additionally, the Recreation Department offers a six-week summer playground program at this school site. The School Department maintains the playground structures and swings as well as mowing around the school and emptying the trash.

3. Johnny Appleseed Elementary School (1-4)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the northern section of the City at 845 Main Street in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. This site (MBLU# 486/2) consists of 7.78 acres of land. The following facilities are utilized for Recreation Department programs: two ballfields, a basketball court and a playground with equipment. The Recreation Department provides a six-week summer program at this site.

4. Leominster Senior High School/Center for Technical Education (9-12)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the northwest section of the City at 122 Granite Street in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. The High School (MBLU# 126/1 and 126/5) consists of 42.51 acres, including the following facilities: three large fields for organized athletics and recreation with parking on the west side of the site. The Recreation Department offer a six-week summer program and various sports instructional programs during the summer months at this site.

5. Sky View Middle School (5-8)
This site will be under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the northeast section of the City at 35 Page Avenue in the Rural Residence & Agriculture (RRA) zoning district. This site (MBLU# 382/9 and 382/9/A) consists of 66.15 acres that include: one baseball field, a soccer/softball field and basketball hoops.

6. Northwest School (1-4)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the northwest section of the City at 45 Sterns Avenue in a Residence A & Agriculture (RAA) zoning district. This site (MBLU# 179/1 and 179/1/A) consists of 8.04 acres that include: four fenced-in little league fields, a touch football field, with playground equipment, and basketball court. The National Little League Association uses the little league fields.

7. Priest Street School (K)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the northwest section of the City at 115 Priest Street, next to Doyle Field, in a Residence B zoning district. This site (MBLU# 64/2) sits on 1.99 acres, part of which includes a tot lot playground with equipment and a basketball court. The Recreation Department offers a six-week summer pre-school program at this site.

8. Samoset School (5-8)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of the School Department and is located in the southwest section of the City at 100 DeCicco Drive in the Rural Residence & Agriculture (RRA) zoning district. This site (MBLU# 397/1) consists of 46.4 acres, which also includes the Fall Brook Elementary School. The School Department maintains the grounds and handles the permitting of the two playing fields, but not the soccer fields. The Soccer fields are permitted and maintained by the Leominster Youth Soccer Association. The Recreation Department offers a Fall Flag Football program at this site and is in charge of the maintenance and trash pick up at the one school field used during the fall season. Thirty-seven acres of property at this site is under the jurisdiction of the Recreation Department

9. Southeast Elementary School (5-8)
This site is under the management and jurisdiction of both the Recreation Department and the School Department and is located in the southeastern section of the City at 95 Viscoloid Avenue in a Residence B zoning district. This site (MBLU# 171/2) contains 14 acres consisting of a ballfield, two basketball and the tennis courts, a skatepark and playground structures. The Recreation Department maintains and handles the permitting of the Johnson Street Playground area at this site and offers a six-week summer sports instructional program and a Fall Flag Football program at this site.