City Hall Common

City Hall Common with World War II Memorial Fountain in the Foreground


In June of 1669, Worcester established its first open space. The Worcester Common, originally a 20 acre parcel, was established to serve as a “common open space” for citizens. Although only 4.4 acres remain, the Common continues to provide vital open space in the downtown area.

The Worcester Common has the privilege of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In a single 4 acre parcel, vital historical, cultural, social, recreational, civic and economic development attributes are woven together within an integrated fabric of features and spaces.

The City has invested in a series of public improvements that are intended to foster wide ranging passive and active recreational uses and help to restore the site to a central position in civic life. A public outdoor skating facility has proven to be very successful during cold weather months and the same space is used for seating, concerts and other public gatherings and events during warm weather months.


Quick Facts

29 Front Street

Open from dawn until dusk.

4.4 acres

Parking Lot: Yes


  • Monuments
  • Plaza
  • Skating Rink (winter only)
  • Walkways
  • Benches

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