Robert Antonelli, Jr.
Location: Chandler Street (Across from Foley Stadium) - Map It!
Size/Land Area: 16.3 Acres.
Ball Field? Yes.
Beaver Brook Park is a 16 acre, heavily used park, located on Chandler Street just across from Foley Stadium. This facility is home to both Ted Williams Little League and the Worcester Vikings football program. In 2007, this facility saw the completion of a $5.4 million renovation that featured the day lighting and realignment of 1,065 feet of channel, along with 250 feet of new culvert.
In addition to the much needed culvert work this project included renovation to the sports fields located at the park. One of the more unique features of Beaver Brook Park is the newly constructed inline skating rink that features team, penalty, and score keeper boxes, an electronic score board and bleacher stands. The football field, home to the Worcester Vikings, received a complete makeover that included state of the art irrigation and sports lighting programs and a newly sodded playing field.
The Beaver Brook project also included paved walking paths with updated pedestrian lighting and the renovation of the little league, softball, and open use fields that along with the football field were built upon a properly designed and amended soil structure to maximize playability and minimize injury. All the fields, including the in-line rink were fitted with Musco sports lighting programs that provide the proper level of lighting for player safety while minimizing the wasted spill light thus limiting the negative impacts on the neighborhood.
Serving as home to Ted Williams Little League and the Worcester Vikings, along with its sheer size that allows multiple organizations use at any one time, Beaver Brook Park has been one of the City's busiest parks and with its' complete makeover it has certainly become one of the premier recreational facilities in the City.