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Blackstone Gateway Park

Blackstone Gateway Park

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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 100 people).
  • 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.
  • DPW&P spray parks and beaches are open. Learn More...
  • Playgrounds in 35 parks and the Skate Park at Green Hill Park opened Saturday, June 20.
  • Dog parks are reopened as of Friday, June 12.
  • Golf Course Operational Guidelines & Driving Range Reopening Plan
  • 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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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.

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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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