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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.

  • "I'm bored" is the phrase no parent wants to hear during summer vacation. Luckily, Recreation Worcester starts on Monday (6/27). Recreation Worcester runs for eight weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM. 10 Parks across the City will be staffed by trained Youth Workers who will facilitate sports, literacy and arts programs. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Best of all, it's FREE! You must register before participating in Recreation Worcester. To register, visit: - View Photo - Fri 06/24/2016 10:00 AM
  • Out to Lunch kicks off TODAY!!! Every Thursday through August 25th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, come down to the Common and enjoy a Farmer's Market and FREE entertainment! - View Photo - Thu 06/23/2016 10:00 AM
  • Effective June 20, 2016, the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks has declared a Water Supply Alert and Stage 1 Drought that applies to ALL Worcester Water Operations metered customers. - View Photo - Thu 06/23/2016 08:58 AM
  • School's out and summer is here! Recreation Worcester is a FREE program for youths ages 7 through 13. The program takes place at 10 parks across the City, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Drop in any time! Come for a few hours, a few days or the whole week. Recreation Worcester starts June 27th and will run until August 19th. *You must register before participating in Recreation Worcester.* Registration is available online: - View Link - Wed 06/22/2016 10:00 AM
  • Our residents are dedicated to #keepworcesterclean! Thanks to resident Yonatan S. for stopping by DPW&P Customer Service to pick up a recyling bin! - View Photo - Tue 06/21/2016 04:34 PM
  • A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help plant the rain garden on Northeast Cutoff last Saturday!!! - View Photo - Tue 06/21/2016 09:24 AM
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