Park Watch Program


The Park Watch program is a partnership between the Lowell Parks and Recreation Department, the Lowell Police Department, and City residents to reduce crime, vandalism, and illegal activities in our parks, recreation facilities, and at our trailheads. This program is modeled after the Community Watch program, Park Watch provides citizens guidelines to follow when reporting suspicious activities, helping to keep our parks safe year-round.

When visiting our parks, citizens are asked to be alert for unlawful vandalism (graffiti), safety hazards, suspicious persons/activities, unlawful fires, or other violations of Lowell Parks and Recreation rules and regulations. Suspicious activities or problems should be reported to the appropriate authorities, DO NOT attempt to take action yourself! Citizens should note the location of the incident, describe those involved, and record the license plate number, color, and make of the suspicious vehicle. You can also ask the dispatcher to make your report anonymous.

Important Numbers

Call 911 for emergencies (fire, police, ambulance)

Call (704) 866-3300 for non-emergencies (drug activity, safety hazards, and suspicious persons/activities)

Call (704) 922-8677/8687 for animal control/complaints.

Call (704) 824-0099 to report vandalism (such as graffiti), repairs needed, or to ask Park-related questions.

Are you ready to sign up to be a member of our Park Watch program?

1. Submit a completed Application Form, Background Check Release Form, and Background Check Disclosure Form. You can apply online, or you can obtain in person from Lowell City Hall.

2. Once approved, attend a one-hour, mandatory training class. Classes will be conducted at the Lowell Community Center twice a year and by special request for groups of ten or more.

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