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Grant Square

Grant Square

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 giudance.
  • 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 remain closed on the advice of Public Health officials.
  • 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 street festivals, parades and road races will not be allowed. 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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Grant Square is a 1.7-acre park located in the Green Hill neighborhood of Worcester, near Lincoln Street, I-290, and Belmont Street. The park property was acquired in two sections - a smaller portion in 1892, and a larger tract (from private owners) in 1904. The smaller site was originally intended for use as a school house, but after the larger piece was acquired, the two were combined into a single tract for park use. The origin of the park's current name is unknown; it was originally called "St. Charles Park".

In 2016, the Green Hill Neighborhood Association celebrated the official reopening of the park at their Annual Community Picnic. In 2015, the city completed stage one of the park's rehab, installing a state-of-the-art playground, a brand new basketball court and community garden beds.

Bringing the Community Together

Community Garden Areas at Grant Square Park

Grant Square Park has 30 community garden beds where locals can create their very own gardens! Through these gardens, the community can contribute to the beauty and variety of plants in this park.

The garden area next to Mt. Vernon Street has 10 raised beds in addition to a small shed, and is used by the YouthGROW program. The other garden area, near Windsor Street, contains 20 beds for use by neighborhood residents. Each of the beds is wooden and measures 4' by 8'.

Also Check Out

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

Quick Facts

Location: 21 Northampton Street - Map

District: 2

Size: 1.7 acres

Parking Lot(s): No

Master Plan: View


  • Basketball Court
  • Playground

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