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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.

  • Please pardon our appearance while necessary repairs are made. To access the DPW&P Customer Service Center, please use the wheelchair ramp on the side of the building. Thank you. - View Photo - Wed 08/24/2016 10:57 AM
  • The Sewer Division repairs a collapsing catch basin on East Worcester Street. Tim R. is operating the jackhammer. Keith A. mixes cement while Dennis B. and Bobby H. remove broken asphalt. Great work, Sewer Division! - View Photo - Wed 08/24/2016 09:53 AM
  • Please be advised that the Water Division has shut down the water main on Longwood Ave for an emergency repair. Residences in the area may experience no water, low pressure or rusty water. For questions, please cotnact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Tue 08/23/2016 10:33 AM

    UPDATE: The water main on Longwood Ave is back online. - Tue 08/23/2016 11:57 AM
  • The purpose of storm drains is to collect rainwater and discharge into receiving waters. Most storm drains in Worcester drain directly into our local streams and lakes Storm drains are not designed to handle waste of any kind. NEVER dump or wash paint, fertilizer or chemicals into storm drains. #OnlyRainDownTheDrain DPW&P will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. The collection is for Worcester residents and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Tue 08/23/2016 10:28 AM
  • These "Royal Recyclers" were at the DPW&P Customer Service Center picking up their pre-ordered rain barrel. Recycling is an activity the whole family can be a part of- Challenge your family to think of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle! #KeepWorcesterGreen - View Photo - Mon 08/22/2016 11:00 AM
  • The Crompton Park Pool and City beaches have closed for the season. The Spray Parks at East Park and Greenwood Park will remain open until Labor Day. The spray parks are open daily from 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM - Mon 08/22/2016 08:45 AM
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