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frog by Mary Leach at Mary Cummings Park
August 23, 2018

Lowell Sun Features Mary Cummings Park

Mary Leach of the Lowell Sun did a nice photo-article on Mary Cummings Park which is viewable on their website....

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at mary cummings park
August 11, 2018

Park Fans, Summer 2018

We run into all sorts of visitors to the park, particularly during the summer, when Flyer's Field and Central Field...

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July 23, 2018

Monarch Mating Madness

As we were leaving the park the other night, a friend noticed a group of monarch butterflies roosting on a...

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tree swallow nest
May 20, 2018


Many of you wrote to tell us our birdhouse residents are Tree Swallows, and are on the desirable list of...

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birds on birdhouse
May 16, 2018

Birdhouse News!

Our bluebird houses have attracted attention of birds! Most houses have some straw in them, one has a nearly complete...

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snow on dried tansy flowers
December 15, 2017

Welcoming Winter in December 2017

After the warm, warm fall, the first snow and cold was a bit of surprise...

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November 30, 2017

Thanks! To Our Donors

Our recent fundraising email was very successful. Not only did we raise a good portion of the legal debts we...

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missing dog
November 16, 2017

Missing Veteran Service Dog!

We are very happy to report that the Veteran's lost service dog was found safe at Mary Cummings Park. Thanks...

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October 29, 2017

President Steve O’Leary Preserving Kiosks

The President of The Friends of Mary Cummings Park was recently spotted painting the roofs of all the kiosks with...

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October 8, 2017

Art Walk – October 7, 2017

The unusually warm October weather made for a lovely Art Walk. We had a great group with three small children...

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