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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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.
Vernon Hill Park is a 15-acre park located atop Vernon Hill. This park features a playground, two baseball fields, two softball fields, a basketball court, a swimming pool and a dog park! It is the home of East Side Babe Ruth. Vernon Hill Dog Park is the first ever dog park to open in Worcester.
Banis Street Playlot is a small 2,500 square foot park, referred to as a "Pocket Park", located on the corner of Dorchester and Houghton Street. Acquired by the city in 1947 and it was named for its location, as it is situated in Banis Square. The park features a playground, seating and picnic tables.