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The mission of the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division is to provide operations, programs and maintenance relative to parks, recreation, cemetery, forestry and building maintenance.

Specifically, this office is responsible for the following:

  • Coordination and support for special events.
  • Maintenance and management of 160+ acres of Hope Cemetery including, but not limited to interment, monumentation and grounds maintenance.
  • Maintenance and management of the City's sixty parks and playgrounds and four City beaches.
  • Maintenance and management of the City's urban forest through scopes such as trimming, clean up of storm damage, condemned tree removals, contracted forestry services and tree plantings.
  • Maintenance and repairs to public buildings (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.).
  • Management of a comprehensive summer recreation program.
  • Physical set-up for all City elections.

The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division also provides staff and technical support to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Hope Cemetery Commission, GAR Memorial Hall and Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees.

Contact Information

Parks & Recreation
50 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1190
Fax: 508-799-1293
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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