George Poston Park
Huge park with lots to do: around 10 miles of hiking or mountain biking, fishing, volleyball, playgrounds, ball fields, and a dog park. There's a bike-share with great trails of various lengths and difficulties. Many restrooms scattered about and a nice, easily-accessible place to get into nature for a bit.
95% of the people that go here are a bunch of snobs and think their dog is better than yours, and automatically ASSUME because you own a large breed dog, that your dog is aggressive, threatening you to leave the park. I had one woman tell me to keep my dog away from hers because her dog is afraid of other dogs. Who the hell goes to a dog park knowing that there are other dogs there and your dog is afraid. SMH. The place is very nice, with water buckets on the weekends. There are benches for you to sit on, and some areas are just mud, but mostly grassy areas. It is all fenced in, and there is an area fenced in for smaller breeds. If you have a small dog under 20 lb, please don't put them in the large dog breed area. I've seen it happen twice while I was there and it's not a good situation. We have found another place to go to, close by, and we will not be returning to this park ever again.
New spot to chill ALONE> but also a great family place to hang out. Take a walk on the new walking trail, ride bikes on the bike trails through the woods, fish off the "T" pier, watch the water ripple along the lake, play soccer, do some horse shoe throwing, play some baseball or kickball, learn how to drive in the large parking lots and long road entrance, even take your pooch to the dog park (large and small dogs separated), cool playground makes me wish i was small enough to romp through it and also some picnic areas with grills. Oh, I almost forgot.....bring your fishing pole and bait because you can fish too. AND there is a volleyball court close to the lake/pier too so kick off your shoes and volley!! good fun. stay active locally. I LOVE LOWELL!!!! and this park.
The plus side to this parks playground is that if you have 2 small kids you will have no problem keeping an eye on them. The downside is that the playground area is not very large. There are a lot of awesome trails around the lake. Volleyball and a lake that has a great pier to go fishing from.
I hike the trails but today took a turn for the worst. There are 2 bridges that aren't made of wood that stay damp because they're next to the stream and they're extremely slick. I wear climbing shoes with great tread and I fell hard as soon as my foot hit them. I added a pic of them as a warning.