Worcester residents are so fortunate to have an abundance of great green space to enjoy with the kids. Our favorites are Coes, Cristoforo, Elm and Green Hill. Explore a new one!
Beaver Brook Park
Chandler Street (Across from Foley Stadium), Worcester MA16 Acre park with a playground, ball fields, paved walking paths, in-line skate rink, night time lighting. Very busy park.
Wawecus Road, Worcester MA
Small 16 acre park with a playground (at Wawecus school) and walking trails.
30-98 Coes Street
Coes Park is a multi-generational, universally accessible playground off Mill Street, on the banks of Coes Pond. The park is sectioned into two, fenced in areas–one for the bigger kids and one for the littles although the younger ones can find lots to do and explore in the older kid’s area making this a great park for siblings. See our feature story.
Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park)
Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA
16 acre park with walking trails, ball fields, playground, splash pad.
Endicott Street, Worcester MA
14 ½ acre park with playground, ball fields, tennis courts and a pool.
Randolph Rd, Worcester MA
13 Acres includes an 1897 rustic stone bridge, picnic areas, gazebo and nature trails.
Park Ave/Russell/Highland Streets, Worcester MA
Beautiful park with historic bridges, playground, and picnic areas. Winter ice skating on the ponds. You will find many free summertime concerts in the park.
Green Hill Park and Farm Zoo
Greenhill Parkway, Worcester MA
Playground, petting zoo, picnic areas and trails for walking. 480 acre park includes a public golf course. The Farm Zoo is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-245pm.
Greenwood and Forsberg Streets, Worcester MA
15 Acre park with playground, ball fields, tennis courts, spray park and pool.
Knox Street, Worcester MA
60 acre park with a playground, ball field and hiking trails. You’ll find lots of climbing structures. Also a great park to see wildlife and unusual birds. Plenty of parking on Knox St.
Brooks Street, Worcester MA
15 acre park with a playground and ball fields.
Lake and Hamilton Streets, Worcester MA
Worcester’s 3rd largest municipal park. Ball fields,tennis courts, playground, paved and unpaved walking track and trails, areas to BBQ on charcoal grills. Home of state of the art Tivnan Baseball Field.
Mill Street, Worcester MA
11 Acre park with ball fields, basketball court, biking and pedestrian trails.
Newton Hill at Elm Park
Suggested Parking at Doherty High School, Worcester MA
40 Acre section of Elm Park with 4 miles of wooded hiking trails, an 18 hole public disc golf (frisbee), tennis and basketball courts and several monuments.
Regatta Point/Quinsigamond State Park
10 N Lake Avenue, Worcester MA 508 757-2140
The 25 acre Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing.
Shore Drive, Worcester MA
This city beach/park just underwent a full renovation that was completed in Spring 2018. New bathhouse, walkways, lifeguard station. Shaded picnic areas
University (Crystal) Park
Gates Street, Worcester MA
One of Worcester’s oldest parks. 13 Acres includes a playground.
Wetherell Park (Duffy Field)
Newton Street, Worcester MA
Small 6 acre park with a newer playground and ball fields.
What Worcester Playground or Park is your favorite?
See our feature on Castle in the Trees in Littleton. It’s worth the trip!