Howard Playstead

Howard Playstead is a recreational park located across from the intersection of Lawrence Street and Hampshire Street. It is named for Army Corporal Robert W. Howard, who was a Prisoner of War, and eventually killed during the Korean War. Howard Playstead provides fun for the whole family with multiple fields and courts, as well as a playground for the little ones. Howard Playstead is home to the Lawrence Central Babe Ruth league, as well as several other leagues and fun loving groups. Parking is available off street, and Howard Playstead might just be the perfect spot in Lawrence for a picnic with the family!

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Park Information

Name: Howard Playstead
Location: across from the intersection of Lawrence Street and Hampshire Street
Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Fields: Yes
Field types: 2 Softball and 2 baseball
Dugouts: Yes
Spectator Seating: Yes
Tennis Courts: 2 with lights
Basketball Court: 2 with lights
Lights: Yes

Playground: Yes
Surface: Woodchip
Jungle-Gym Yes
Slide: Yes
Swings: Yes
Monkey Bars: No
Picnic Tables: No
Other: none
Fence: Around baseball and softball fields

Restrooms: Yes
Type: porta-potties
Handicapped Accessible: No

Parking: Yes
Number of spaces: 22
Number of handicapped spaces: 2
Paved: Yes