Water Tower Recreation Center
The Water Tower Recreation Center was built in memory of Henry M. Houston Woodward, the eldest son of Dr. George and Mrs. Gertrude Houston Woodward, who was killed in the line of duty during World War I. The facility’s name refers to a 125’-tall mortared stone standpipe built in 1859 that remains on the western end of the property, once part of the City-owned Chestnut Hill Water Company’s reservoir complex.
By the mid-twentieth century, the Water Tower Recreation Center site had expanded, with the addition of two parcels enclosed by East Hartwell Lane, Winston Road, and Ardleigh Street, totaling two acres. This section of the property now houses six tennis courts. The modern facility also includes a batting cage, a hockey rink, one general playing field, two ball fields, and three basketball courts.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the place's Who We Are page.
In The News
- Pickleball at the Water Tower: A tasty sport for all ages, Chestnut Hill Local, October l4, 2020.