Located on the corner of Foster and Front Streets is the Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial, which was dedicated on November 9, 2003.
The Korean War Memorial on Worcester Center Boulevard near Washington Square honors the 191 young soldiers from Worcester County who made the supreme sacrifice in the Korean War. A polished black granite wall is inscribed with the soldier's names. Thousands of people attended the dedication ceremony, which was the culmination of an effort that spanned decades.
A bronze heroic statue of a Korea era American GI and a Korean child was added later. This statue represents the 100,000 orphans saved by the soldiers during and after the war. The child also symbolizes bright prospects for the future of Korea. Educational signs, additional flagpoles and a Walkway of Honor situated in a tree-lined setting were also added to the Memorial. The walkway includes memorial bricks inscribed with the names of Massachusetts' fallen war heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf, as well as six American news correspondents who died in Iraq and Pakistan.
In addition to the Korean War Memorial, the City of Worcester is home to many other war memorials and landmarks. There are six major War Memorials, which honor those who served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Southeast Asia War.
In addition, you can find public art, murals, statues and sculptures and other art installations around the City.
View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!
Fairmont Park is located atop Poet Laureate Hill off of Grove Street. It has a playground, half basketball court and a picnic area. This park also features amazing views of downtown Worcester. In addition, Fairmont Park has an amphitheater and occasionally hosts events.
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!
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.