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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.

  • The Stage 3 Drought Emergency remains in effect. Here are some tips to help prevent needless water waste from frozen pipes. #worcesterdrought - View Video - Fri 12/02/2016 02:21 PM
  • The yard waste drop-off sites will be open tomorrow (12/3) from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Proof of residency is required when dropping off. The sites are located at: * 1065 Millbury Street * Chandler Street (parking lot across from Foley Stadium) * Clark Street (Near the East Mountain St. intersection) Millbury Street will be open for yard waste drop-off on Sunday (12/4) from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Fri 12/02/2016 10:03 AM
  • Yesterday marked the start of the Permanent Winter Parking Ban. To find out if your street has a permanent or declared parking ban, contact Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or visit our website at: - View Photo - Fri 12/02/2016 08:47 AM
  • Despite yesterday's rain the Stage 3 Drought remains in effect. Here is our Water Resources Coordinator filming a PSA today about the drought at Cable Services. #WorcesterDrought - View Photo - Thu 12/01/2016 02:57 PM
  • Beginning on Saturday, December 3rd, the DPW&P will begin collecting leaves in Sweeping Routes 25, 26, and 28. - View Photo - Thu 12/01/2016 02:24 PM
  • Beginning Thursday, December 1st, public streets will fall under two categories of the Winter Parking Ban: Permanent and Declared. The PERMANENT ban means that from December 1st to April 30th, there is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM and also when a snow emergency is declared, anytime day or night. The DECLARED ban means that parking is allowed on both sides of the street until the declared winter parking ban is put into effect. You can expect the ban to go into effect whenever inclement weather is forecasted. Residents are responsible to know when the winter parking ban is in effect. For more information, call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or visit: - View Photo - Thu 12/01/2016 01:56 PM
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