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Dog Parks

Public Notice

  • City parks and open spaces are open.
  • State parks and fields are closed to the public, but City parks are open based on latest CDC guidance.
  • Green Hill Park Farm is closed until further notice.
  • Baseball, softball, multi-purpose fields and tennis courts are available for permitted and non-permitted use. All organized leagues must meet Phase III Step 1 requirements.
  • Basketball and volleyball courts begin opening on Monday, May 3.
  • Dog parks are open.
  • Handball courts at Green Hill Park and Crompton Park are open for play. Tennis and Pickleball courts are also open.
  • The City is also allowing events in parks that meet the Indoor and Outdoor Events to Address COVID-19 Guidelines. Large events, such as parades and road races will be allowed with staggered starts, and only after submitting safety plans to the Department of Public Health. Events will be restricted to 50 percent of a facility's maximum capacity (or 150 in an outdoor setting).
  • Playgrounds in 35 parks and the Skate Park at Green Hill Park are open.


We wish to remind everyone to keep a safe distance (6 feet) between yourself and other people.

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Vernon Hill Dog Park

Entry Gate and Rules Sign for the Vernon Hill Dog Park

The City's first ever off-leash dog park opened in August of 2017. This double-gated, fenced and secured area within Vernon Hill Park offers dogs and dog lovers a place to go and enjoy the company of other animals. The 17,400 square foot park is located next to the Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool and the basketball court. It also offers complimentary dog waste disposal bags for dog owners to help keep the park clean.

The park is split into two fenced sections; one side for smaller dogs and one for larger dog breeds. All dogs are required to have a City of Worcester dog license on them at all times, required to have their vaccinations up-to-date, must be older than 6 months of age and a maximum of two dogs per adult/owner are allowed.

Vernon Hill Dog Park is located at 144 Providence Street - Map

Vernon Hill Park

Beaver Brook Dog Park

Fenced Area and Information Sign for the Beaver Brook Dog Park

The City's second off-leash dog park opened in October of 2017. This double-gated, fenced and secured area within Beaver Brook Park offers dogs and dog lovers a place to go and enjoy the company of other animals. The approximately 17,000 square foot dog park is located next to the Beaver Brook Community Building on Mann Street (accessible parking/route is from the parking lot on Chandler Street) and offers complimentary dog waste disposal bags for dog owners to help keep the park clean.

The park is split into two fenced sections; one side for smaller dogs and one for larger dog breeds. All dogs are required to have a City of Worcester dog license on them at all times, required to have their vaccinations up-to-date, must be older than 6 months of age and a maximum of two dogs per adult/owner are allowed.

Beaver Brook Dog Park is located at 27 Mann Street - Map

Parking for the Dog Park is at the Chandler Street parking lot - Map

Beaver Brook Park

Downtown Dog Park

Sign for the Dwntown Dog Park

The City's third off-leash dog park opened on October 18, 2018. It is a fenced and secured area which offers dogs and dog lovers a place to go and enjoy the company of other animals. The dog park is located by the intersection of Franklin Street, Foster Street, Francis J. McGrath Boulevard and Green Street, abutting the railroad bridge at Mailea Square. It is a 7,376 square foot area. This park also offers complimentary dog waste disposal bags for dog owners to help keep the park clean.

All dogs are required to have a City of Worcester dog license on them at all times, required to have their vaccinations up-to-date, must be older than 6 months of age and a maximum of two dogs per adult/owner are allowed.

Downtown Dog Park is located at 38 Green Street - Map

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