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Burncoat (North) Park

Burncoat (North) Park

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Located just north of I-290 and Brittan Square, this 26 acre park offers a baseball diamond, two ponds, one that you can ice skate on in the winter, and a multipurpose field which mostly hosts football games in the fall and soccer games in the spring.

It has a significantly varying elevation within the park. There is a change in grade of 47 feet within the single park, being the highest point to the north edge, along Davidson road. This area is used as the sledding hill and has great views of the park.

Pond Access

Great Blue Herron Wading in One of the Burncoat Park Ponds

Burncoat Park offers two different ponds for visitors to explore in all seasons. This is a beautiful area for walkers to take in the sights during warmer months, and even offers ice skating at one of the ponds during the winter when conditions allow.

History

Burncoat Bridge 1901

In 1889, 39.42 acres were purchased from John D. Curtis, Joseph E. Bond, Jane Harris, Alfred Smith and Francis Weatherbee. In 1898 Western Pond was created and in 1901 the Boulder Bridge was built. Western Pond began being used as a skating rink in 1923. Burncoat Playground was added in 1926. In 1930, a hockey rink was built.

In 1962, 8.2 acres were taken by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the construction of the I-290 expressway. An additional amount was offered to the Worcester Public Schools for the construction of Wawecus Elementary School.

Also Check Out

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

Quick Facts

Location: 70 North Parkway - Map

District: 2

Size: 26.0 acres

Parking Lot(s): No

Master Plan: View

Features:

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Ice Skating Area
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Water Access

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