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Betty Price Playground

Betty Price Playground

Public Notice

Green Hill Park Farm is closed until further notice; city parks and open spaces remain open.

  • Baseball, softball and field hockey games may start being played. Leagues must meet Phase III Step 1 requirements. Permits are required and no tournaments are allowed.
  • All fields for football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee remain open for practice only.
  • The City is also allowing events in parks that meet the Indoor and Outdoor Events to Address COVID-19 Guidelines. Large events, such as street festivals, parades and road races will not be allowed. Events will be restricted to 25 percent of a facility's maximum capacity (no more than 25 people or 50 in an outdoor setting).
  • Handball courts at Green Hill Park and Crompton Park are open for play.
  • Tennis and Pickleball courts are also open, while Basketball and Volleyball courts remain closed.
  • Playgrounds in 35 parks and the Skate Park at Green Hill Park are open.
  • Dog parks are open.
  • Parks & Fields Reopening Plan

We wish to remind everyone to keep a safe distance (6 feet) between yourself and other people.

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Enjoy a day with the kids at the Betty Price Playground! This playground is named after the late Elizabeth "Betty" Price, a woman who led the way for African American women in Worcester. In 1973 she became the first African American woman elected to the School Committee. Mrs. Price was also one of the primary founders and director of the Prospect House, a human services agency that assisted the poor. She later became an elected member of the Charter Commission that established Worcester's present-day form of municipal government.

The property consists of two parcels: one initially acquired from Prospect House, Inc. in 1968 and a second parcel acquired by the City in 2000.

There is no designated parking for the playground, but on-street parking is allowed on Laurel Street and Eastern Avenue.

This playground area recently underwent site improvements in an effort to contribute to the City-wide Parks & Playground Improvement Program, "Pride in Our Parks." These improvements include a new ADA accessible playground with a poured-in-place surface and playground equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Also included was the installation of a fitness area with a poured-in-place surface and multi-point training system, new lighting, a paved walkway, an ornamental and chain link fence, shade shelter, picnic tables, benches, trees and a new park sign.

Also Check Out

View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!

Quick Facts

Location: 69 Laurel Street - Map

District: 2

Size: 0.48 acres

Parking Lot(s): No

Master Plan: View


  • Picnic Area
  • Playground

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