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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.

  • We are pleased to introduce an app usable by residents in and around the City of Worcester, Commonwealth Connect. You can report issues such as potholes, street lights out, and illegally dumped items right from your phone! - View Video - Tue 03/31/2015 01:01 PM
  • Household recycling can be dropped off at 1065 Millbury Street on Wednesdays, 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM and Saturdays/Sundays 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. No appointment necessary for recycling. Proof of residency is required when dropping off. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Tue 03/31/2015 12:54 PM
  • Please be advised that the Water Department has shut down a section of the water main on Lamartine Street from Grosvenor to Lunelle Streets until further notice while making repairs. Thank you for your cooperation and please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions or concerns. - Tue 03/31/2015 10:14 AM

    UPDATE: The water main on Lamartine Street has been put back into service. Residents in this area may experience some rusty water as a result of these repairs. Please call DPW&P Customer Service to report any concerns. - Tue 03/31/2015 12:28 PM
  • The Residential Drop-Off Center will be opening on Saturday, April 4th! To schedule an appointment, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Mon 03/30/2015 12:46 PM
  • In 2003, DPW&P embarked on an ambitious task to rid the City of hundreds of abandoned vehicles littering our streets. With on-going reports from residents and patrols by Parking Control Officers, the DPW&P continues to remove these eyesores throughout our city. To report an abandoned vehicle, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or chat with us online at www.worcesterma.gov/dpw #keepworcesterclean - View Photo - Fri 03/27/2015 09:16 AM

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We are pleased to introduce an app usable by residents in and around the City of Worcester, Commonwealth Connect! You can report issues such as potholes, street lights out, and illegally dumped items right from your phone!
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