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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 be advised that there is a water main break in the vicinity of 123 Winifred Ave. In order to make repairs, the water will be shut down from #115 to 146 Winifred Ave. Residences in the area may experience no water, rusty water or low pressure. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Wed 07/27/2016 12:30 PM
  • It looks like the heat is not letting up! Extreme heat can be difficult when caring for animals, especially dogs. Walk your dogs during the early morning hours or later in the evening when asphalt is cooler. This will decrease the chance of burning your pet's paws. - View Photo - Wed 07/27/2016 09:30 AM
  • Looking for a way to beat the heat? Head to one of the City's spray parks, open daily from 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM. The spray parks are located in Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park) and Greenwood Park. - View Photo - Tue 07/26/2016 08:51 AM
  • More information regarding the 2016 Drought Warning and the Water Conservation Open House. If you have questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508)-929-1300. - View Photo - Mon 07/25/2016 04:06 PM
  • It's important to teach childen about recycling so they grow up with an awareness about waste and an appreciation for preserving resources. Next time you're at the DPW&P Customer Service Center, pick up a crown for your little "Royal Recycler." DPW&P Customer Service is located at 76 East Worcester Street. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM. Thank you, Aidan C., for stopping by our office today! - View Photo - Mon 07/25/2016 02:44 PM
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