Coes Pond Parks

Coes Pond Parks

The area around Coes Reservoir (commonly referred to as Coes Pond) consists of 20.79 acres of green and blue space that offers four seasons of premier amenities including the region’s first state-of-the-art, universally accessible, multigenerational park and playground. There are approximately 5 miles of walking trails including the East-West Trail that link John J. Binienda Memorial beach, Columbus Park and the heavily used Reed Memorial Rectangular Field and playground.

The area surrounding Coes Pond possesses several significant historical attributes. The former Coes Knife property was home to mills owned and operated by Loring Coes and his brother Aury Gates Coes and built in the late 1800's. The Coes brothers invented and manufactured the world famous monkey wrench and subsequently manufactured highly sophisticated and precisely engineered blades, knives and cheese cutters.

Passing by Coes Pond and the former Coes Knife property along Mill Street is the Major Taylor Bike Trail. Named for Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, an African-American with strong ties to Worcester, and winner of both the national and world bicycle spring racing championships in 1899.

Want to get involved? The Coes Zone Taskforce provides stewardship of the pond and its environs.

Coes Zone

Summer Fitness Series

The Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series is a 17-week program presented by the YWCA Central MA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA in partnership with the City of Worcester. The program runs from June 3 through September 28.

Below are the upcoming fitness classes offered at Coes Pond Parks:

Quick Facts

Location: 72 Coes Street - Map

District: 5

Size: 23.2 acres

Parking Lot(s): Yes

Master Plan: View

Features:

  • Nature Trail(s)
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Court
  • Water Access

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