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Public Works & Parks

Public Works & Parks

The mission of the Department of Public Works and Parks is to maintain the City's water, sewer and street and traffic systems for the protection of the public's safety and to maintain all city parks, playgrounds, beaches and street trees, as well as maintaining the cemetery and public buildings so as to improve the quality of life for all the citizens of Worcester.

The Department of Public Works and Parks endeavors to provide effective street and traffic control maintenance, deliver safe, potable drinking water, proper maintenance at the cemetery, provide well maintained parks and beaches, including a golf course, effective building management oversight and structural expertise, properly dispose of sewage and collect and dispose of residential solid waste efficiently and economically.

DPW&P is here for you all year round, ready to solve your public works problems, direct you, or just answer your questions.

Latest News

The latest news via the City of Worcester DPW&P Facebook Page.

  • Public Service Announcement regarding the water main break on Park Ave at Highland Street. - View Photo - Wed 10/26/2016 02:29 PM
  • Please be advised that there is a water main shut down at Park Ave and Highland St. Residences in the area may experience no water, low pressure or rusty water. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Wed 10/26/2016 01:28 PM
  • Fluorescent tube and compact fluorescent light bulbs can be dropped off at the Residential Drop-Off Center Wednesday, 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. No appointment is necessary to drop-off bulbs. Proof of residency (i.e. driver's license or utility bill) is required when checking in at the center. - View Photo - Wed 10/26/2016 07:47 AM
  • Getting 4.5 inches of rain this weekend pushed reservoir capacity from 49.0% to 51.2%. The Stage 3 Drought Emergency remains in effect. We will eventually recover, but it's going to take a LONG time. Pictured is Pine Hill Reservoir, Worcester's largest reservoir. Please continue to conserve water where you can. - View Photo - Mon 10/24/2016 01:32 PM
  • Early voting starts today! To find a location near you, visit: - View Photo - Mon 10/24/2016 08:28 AM
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