Harold Rankin Park Master Plan

About the Project

Harold Rankin Park sidewalk with bridge and tree

Harold Rankin Park is the most used recreational facility within the City of Lowell. The City owns the property and has served the community as a park since 1978. Harold Rankin Park is approximately 7 acres and features 2 baseball fields, a concessions/restrooms building, a playground, a basketball court, a picnic shelter, exercise equipment, and a walking track.

Following several public input meetings and surveys in 2021 and 2022, a site-specific Master Plan was developed for Harold Rankin Park. The Master Plan will be implemented in phases, as funding is available or secured.

Phase 1 of the project includes upgraded restroom facilities, a nature trail, pickleball courts, a bocce ball court, a new half-court basketball court, conversion of land to a multi-purpose field, and a playground expansion with upgrades. The playground will be designed to be universally inclusive and the restroom facility will be ADA / ABA compliant.

Future improvements will include ballfield bleachers, ballfield dugouts, ballfield fencing, batting cage, parking and access improvements, paving and relocation of the northern entry drive, a new concessions/restroom building, and an additional shelter.

In the summer of 2023, the City of Lowell was awarded a total of $1,000,000 in grants for the Harold Rankin Park revitalization project. The first of the two $500,000 grants was awarded by the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF.) The second of the two $500,000 grants was awarded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF.) Both the LWCF and the PARTF grants require a 50/50 match however, these two grants match each other, with no match requirement on behalf of the City of Lowell.


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