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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.

  • Stop by the Green Hill Park Farm this Sunday (May 1) and watch our Alpacas get their first haircut! - View Photo - Fri 04/29/2016 08:36 AM
  • Beginning on Monday, May 2nd, the DPW&P Will begin sweeping in the following areas. For questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Fri 04/29/2016 07:41 AM
  • Rain Barrels connect to your downspout and capture rainfall that runs off the roof of your house through your gutter system and stores it for watering the garden and landscape plants. In New England, residential water usage can increase as much as 60% during the summer and fall seasons.The less tap water you use the more money you can save! Orders for rain barrels must be placed by May 17th! To order or for more information, visit: - View Photo - Thu 04/28/2016 07:56 AM
  • Please be advised that there is an emergency shutdown in the Vernon Street area due to a contractor's problem. This will include Vernon St., from Richland to Winthrop Sts. Winthrop St., from Vernon to Providence Sts. and Vernon Ter. will also be turned off. The shutdown is expected to last until the end of the day. Residences in the area may experience no water, low pressure or rusty water. For questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Wed 04/27/2016 11:11 AM
  • During Spring Sweeping, we receive complaints of yard waste being placed in the public way. The sweepers CANNOT pick up: brush, leaves, branches, Christmas Trees, tree stumps or other yard debris. Yard waste must not be swept into the street, but delivered to any of the DPW&P Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites: * 1065 Millbury Street * Clark Street * Chandler Street The sites are open Wednesdays, 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Millbury Street is additionally open on Sundays, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Proof of residency is required when dropping off. - View Photo - Wed 04/27/2016 08:04 AM
  • Beginning on Wednesday, April 27, the DPW&P will begin sweeping in the following areas. For questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Tue 04/26/2016 12:49 PM
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