Green Hill Park Farm is closed until further notice; city parks and open spaces remain open.
We wish to remind everyone to keep a safe distance (6 feet) between yourself and other people.
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.
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.
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.
View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!
East Park has two stone griffins flanking the park entrance. The park contains lighted football fields, a tennis court, two basketball courts, a splash pad, a new playground, amphitheater and many acres of hillsides connecting the East Side Trail.
Dodge Park is a quaint 9 acre park located to the east of Indian Lake. Thomas Dodge donated the land to establish Dodge Park in 1889. In 1897, a rustic stone bridge was built over what was Arthur Spring at the time. Today, Dodge Park has a gazebo, a picnic area and nature trails to enjoy!
Institute Park is a historic park which dates to the late 1800’s. Close to downtown, this park was originally an ordinary farm field and pasture. It was donated by the Honorable Stephen Salisbury III in 1887 as a park to supply a green space for the students and citizens of Worcester.
Location: 70 North Parkway - Map
Size: 26.0 acres
Parking Lot(s): No
Master Plan: View