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City of Worcester, Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District set the table for new outdoor dining options

The City of Worcester and the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) were awarded a $54,000 grant from the MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces Program, providing critical funding to transform numerous key Downtown corridors. The City and the BID collaborated to submit an innovative proposal to re-purpose on-street parking spaces into outdoor dining areas and install new landscaping elements. These new placemaking efforts, coupled with the BID’s existing programs, will assist local restaurants to add outdoor dining to their operations, while maintaining a safe and inviting pedestrian environment.
Posted: Wednesday 07/28/21

DPW, WBID partner to install dog waste stations, 'Buttlers' in Downtown Worcester

The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), partnering with the City of Worcester's Department of Public Works & Parks, has launched the next phase of its placemaking and beautification action plan with the installation of dog waste stations and cigarette disposal receptacles throughout the District.
Posted: Friday 07/23/21

MassWildlife advises residents to remove birdfeeders, birdbaths to protect birds

An unknown pathogen is sickening and killing birds in states outside of New England.
Posted: Thursday 07/22/21

Algae Treatments at Indian Lake and Coes Pond

The City of Worcester’s Department of Public Works & Parks has contracted for the application of copper sulfate to Indian Lake and Coes Pond on Thursday, July 22.
Posted: Wednesday 07/21/21

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Beaches, Pools & Spray Parks

The City of Worcester has one pool, two spray parks and four beaches. The City is also home to three state beaches and pools. All sites are open to the public 12 to 7 p.m. everyday during the summer.

Coronavirus Information

We are currently monitoring the Coronavirus situation and will provide further updates as needed. We encourage you to check out the following information from the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.

Fight the Bite - Mosquito Protection

Practice the 5 D's of mosquito protection during the months when mosquitoes are most active - Dress, DEET, Dusk, Dawn and Drain.

Green Hill Golf Course

The Division of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery maintains and manages a par 72, 18-hole municipal golf course offering City residents and non-City residents alike an exciting and challenging round of golf.

Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites Open

The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents, open April through November.

Seasonal Employment

The City of Worcester offers many opportunities for young people to obtain employment at various levels, from supervisory to staff. Interested candidates should follow the instructions for each opening in order to apply for the position(s) of interest.

Summer Fitness Series

The goal of this program is to provide Worcester residents with opportunities to engage in healthy eating, active living, community building, and spending the summer becoming a healthier Worcester. The program runs from July 19 to September 30 Mondays through Sundays at 8 city parks. We hope to see you there!

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Trust the Facts, Get the Vax

Info on mobile and walk-up vaccination clinics in Worcester.

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Programs & Initiatives

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A Way Forward: Latino Youth & Families in Worcester

A report from the Worcester Mayoral Commission on Latino education and advancement.

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Building Worcester

The City of Worcester is working proactively to attract new residents, visitors and businesses through small- and large-scale development projects.

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Cybersecurity Awareness

Cybersecurity Awareness is a global effort to help everyone stay protected whenever and however you connect. Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

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Informing Worcester

Informing Worcester is the City's new open data portal, focusing on functional transparency.

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Welcome to Worcester

Welcome to the country's most vibrant and livable mid-sized city! With a population of more than 182,000 and more than 35,000 college students, Worcester is the second largest city in New England. Centrally located, the City is under an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford.

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