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.
Oakland Heights Playground is a neighborhood park located off of Route-20, which is surrounded on three sides (north, south and west) by residences, and is adjacent to land owned by a church to the east. The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is located to the east and north of the church property.
The playground was acquired by the City in 1958 through the tax title process. A small community building was later built, which was used for numerous gatherings organized by the Oakland Heights Neighborhood Association. The building remained in place for many years until it was demolished and removed.
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The Harvey Ball Conservation Area, also known as Ball Property, is a City park consisting only of a nature trail. This conservation area is used as a wildlife sanctuary. Located along the Blackstone River and Broad Meadow Brook Trail, this area is known as the "Smiley Face" Trail.
Blackstone Gateway Park is located about three miles south of Worcester's Downtown area. This new riverfront park stands out as a unique urban park in the City providing recreational amenities while maintaining the feel of a forested park surrounded by flowing water and large canopy trees.
Mulcahy Field is a 4-acre park located in the Grafton Hill neighborhood on Dorchester Street. It is just across Arthur Street from Banis Street Playlot. This park features not only a baseball field and a softball field, but also a playground, a basketball court and a batting cage.