Blackstone Gateway Park

Blackstone Gateway Park

Blackstone Gateway Park is located approximately three miles south of the Worcester Downtown Business District on the edge of the Quinsigamond Village neighborhood. 

This new riverfront park stands out as a unique urban park in the City providing recreational amenities while maintaining the feel of a forested park surrounded by flowing water and stands of large canopy trees. 

The park features 3,000 linear feet (about a half-mile) of accessible walking paths, elevated boardwalks and three bridges crossing a section of the Middle River that runs into the headwaters of the Blackstone River, adjacent to McKeon Road. The park also features a brand new visitor center!

Included along the trails and boardwalks are observational platforms, kiosks and interpretive signage providing historical and ecological information about the Blackstone River and the role it played in the history of Worcester and the Blackstone Valley Corridor.

Explore Nature

Boardwalk Walkway at Blackstone Gateway Park

Immerse yourself in nature as you walk the Blackstone Gateway Park boardwalk and trails. Included along the trails and boardwalks are observational platforms, kiosks and interpretive signage providing historical and ecological information about the Blackstone River and the role it played in the history of Worcester and the Blackstone Valley Corridor.

Welcome Visitors

The Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center is a full service, multi-use facility, featuring a welcoming area, historic and cultural exhibits, a theater, restroom facilities, an adjacent passive recreation lawn and office, classroom and function space.

The Visitor Center also houses the Central Region Headquarters for the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation. As such, it offers a regional launching point for the exploration of the state park system in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as the Blackstone River Bikeway and Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Welcome Sign and Front Entrance of the Visitor's Center at Blackstone Gateway Park

Interpretive Signage

Wetland Birds Interpretive Sign Along the Boardwalk at Blackstone Gateway Park

Included along the trails and boardwalks are observational platforms, kiosks, and interpretive signage providing historical and ecological information about the Blackstone River and the role it played in the history of Worcester and the Blackstone Valley Corridor.

Learn More

Also Check Out

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

Quick Facts

Location: 15 McKeon Road - Map

District: 3

Size: 30.0 acres

Parking Lot(s): No

Master Plan: View

Features:

  • Nature Trail(s)
  • Picnic Area

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