95 Fairmont St., Lowell, MA.
Park is easily accessible to visitors from Fairmount St. Passive recreational activities are permitted.
Parking: Street parking is available along Fairmont St.
A Neighborhood Park
Fairmount Street, also known as Donahue Park, is situated on a hillside in the Belvidere section of Lowell. It offers the community an opportunity for leisure in a small country-like setting located in an otherwise dense, residential neighborhood. Donahue Park is composed of two smaller parcels that formerly had houses upon them.
The park includes an open lawn, three garden beds, and native, ornamental trees. The lower portion of the property has apple trees and the upper portion has two elm trees.
During late fall through early spring, the park offers views of the city of Lowell and surrounding towns to the north and west of the city. On a clear day, Mount Wachusett can be seen in the distance to the west.
Donahue Park offers forest edge habitat in a primarily residential area. The property provides habitat for urban wildlife, such as songbirds, gray squirrels, red-tailed hawks, and small mammals. This open green space is essential to preserving the biodiversity of the neighborhood and in providing a place for quiet respite and enjoyment for neighbors. Solar-powered irrigation helps to keep this park green and growing.
This property was was generously donated in two phases, initially by Joseph E. Donahue, Jr and then by Richard and Nancy Donahue.