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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.

  • Worcester City Ordinance (C12 s23) states that owners or occupants of property with sidewalks bordering on any street is required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks ten (10) hours after snow ceases to fall. If you are a homeowner and you are elderly or disabled, you may qualify for assistance. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or visit us online at www.worcesterma.gov/dpw - View Photo - Tue 02/09/2016 06:35 AM
  • Catch Basins are the receptacles below the square grate in the street next to the curb. They are designed to accept stormwater flows and catch debris that should not be transferred to local receiving waters. Please help us reduce local street flooding during storms by clearing debris, leaves or snow from the tops of catch basins. Looking for a fun activity on this snow day?! Color in the picture below from the Dwayne the Storm Drain coloring book and mail it to DPW&P Customer Service at 76 East Worcester St., and we will send you a full sized copy of the coloring book while supplies last! Don't forget to include your name and mailing address with your finished picture. - View Photo - Mon 02/08/2016 12:08 PM
  • Winter storms can often hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. Don't let your neighborhood hydrant remain "undercover," consider adopting a hydrant. We are asking that you help us keep the hydrant: * Clean of snow (3 foot clearance on all sides) during the winter months. * Free of overgrowth (grass and weeds) for the rest of the year. For doing this, you will receive a hydrant adoption certificate along with our sincere thanks. To Adopt-A-Hydrant, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Mon 02/08/2016 06:53 AM
  • Please be advised, the declared winter parking ban is in effect as of Monday, February 8th at 6:00 A.M. - Sun 02/07/2016 05:45 PM
  • City of Worcester Declared Parking Ban is lifted as of 7:00pm February 6th, 2016 Please call DPW&P Customer Service at 508 929 1300 - Sat 02/06/2016 01:05 PM
  • An announcement regarding Friday's trash and recycling collection. If you have any questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at 508-929-1300. - View Photo - Fri 02/05/2016 03:59 PM
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