Location: At the corner of Chelmsford Street and Stevens Street, Lowell. Directions
Coburn Park: In 1907, Gratia Ann Parker, the wife of Stephen Adams Coburn, donated a triangular piece of land located at Chelmsford Street and Stevens Street, across from the Coburn Homestead and Dairy Farm, to the City of Lowell.
BELOW: New Bench at Coburn Park A new bench in rememberance of Gratia Ann Parker Coburn was added to the park September 2007.
BELOW: Granite carving of the original Coburn Homestead (across the street from the park), which is now home to the 99 Restaurant.
On June 23, 2006, Coburn Park was rededicated through the generosity of many partners. The Trust worked with Alfred H. Coburn, the City of Lowell's Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation to update the park. Mr. Coburn is the great-great grandson of Stephen A. Coburn and a direct ninth-generation descendant of Edward Colbourne, who arrived from England to Boston and Ipswich in 1635.
At the rededication, Mr. Coburn said "I like to think of Gratia Ann Parker as a woman ahead of her time as she donated the land for what we now call “Open Space.” Perhaps she was a true environmentalist as the term is known today. Her gift has been enjoyed by many and now I have endowed Coburn Park for further improvements and beautification."
A new monument, unveiled at the rededication and pictured above, was created from a drawing Mr. Coburn had of the family homestead on Chelmsford Street.
The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust also has a maintenance fund for the park if you would like to donate money to aid in its long-term maintenance.
Volunteers play a critical role in helping us care for and monitor our properties. If you would like more information about any of the properties or would like to volunteer as a land steward, please let us know (978)934-0030. Action projects, in addition to regular site monitoring, on this property could include: