The Green Hill Park Farm and all playgrounds and play structures are closed until further notice; city parks and open spaces remain open. The City is acting with an abundance of caution.
The original 50 acres of Hadwen Park were donated to the City by Park Commissioner Obadiah B. Hadwen in 1902. Hadwen Park has many winding nature trails, as well as a long, quick-flowing river that runs from Leesville to Curtis Pond. This park is only two minutes from Webster Square, lying across Curtis Pond from Hope Cemetery.
In addition to the hiking trails and river, this park also features a baseball diamond, updated basketball court, picnic area and accessible playground located in the north western section of the park.
The City of Worcester had two rope tow areas that operated in the 1960s. One was located at Green Hill Park within the Golf Course and the other was located at Hadwen Park. The rope tow at Hadwen Park was eventually converted into a pony lift before closing in the late 1980s. Today, the hill is used for sledding in the winter months.
While you're playing some basketball or baseball with family and friends, the kids can enjoy some playtime on the playground. There are many different types of climbing structures and swings to keep them entertained.
Certainly a gem of a park and one of the most serene hiking areas in the city. Hadwen Park has many winding trails and steep hills, as well as a long, quick-flowing river that runs from Leesville to Curtis Pond.
Large enough to provide a total escape from urban sights and sounds, the park is small enough for hikers to roam along a series of interconnected looping trails and paths through a wide range of natural terrain without needing a map. Get out and enjoy a walk through some of Worcester's green space.
View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!
Rockwood Field is located right next door to Worcester State University on Chandler Street. George I. Rockwood donated the land that now makes up Rockwood Field to the City of Worcester in 1940 with the intention to create an area that would be placed under the Parks and Recreation Department.
Bailey-Prouty Playground is located on the very western edge of Worcester, almost on the Paxton/Leicester line. This park features a baseball diamond and a playground. The playground includes a slide, climbing structures, and more! This park is home of John W. Spillane Memorial Field.
Located across the street from Foley Stadium, Beaver Brook Park is home to both Ted Williams Little League and the Worcester Vikings youth football program. It offers many paved walking paths with pedestrian lighting, as well as numerous playing fields. It’s one of the City’s busiest parks.
Location: 19 Heard Street - Map
Size: 58.1 acres
Parking Lot(s): Yes
Master Plan: View