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Recreation Programs

The City of Worcester offers recreation and cultural activities for all ages including youth athletic programs, tournaments, parks programs, concerts and other special events in neighborhood parks across the City.

Public Notice

  • The Department of Inspectional Services has ordered the closing of Indian Lake for elevated levels of cyanobacteria until further notice.
  • Temporary Ban on the Use of Personal Watercraft on Indian Lake - Effective August 18, 2021 through September 30, 2022 the use of personal watercraft on Indian Lake is prohibited. Read More...
  • All City beaches and pools are closed for the season as of Sunday, August 22.
  • All athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis & pickle ball courts, handball courts and playing surfaces are open.
  • All playgrounds and dog parks are open.
  • Green Hill Park Farm operation hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (CLOSED MONDAYS). Please do not feed or pet animals at the farm per USDA regulations.

Newton Hill Disc Golf

The City's only public disc-golf course was opened in 2009 in Elm Park's Newton Hill section. The course is a full 18 hole, par 58 course that has players travel up and down the hill, enjoying a fun and free round of excitement. The course is maintained by local players and volunteers, and parking as available in the Doherty High School parking lot.

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Recreation Worcester

Recreation Worcester is a free year-round out-of-school time program run by the City of Worcester. Through these after-school programs, students will have the opportunity to engage with program staff and community partners and take part in enriching, athletic, artistic and academic programming. By enhancing these community partnerships through programming, Recreation Worcester aims to develop long-term between youth and community leaders through mentorship. 

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Summer Fitness Series

The Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series is a 15-week program presented by the City of Worcester Department of Health & Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA in partnership with YWCA Central Massachusetts. The program runs from July 19 to September 30 Mondays through Sundays at 8 city parks. Classes range from boot camp to yoga to dance, with family-friendly options.

The goal of this program is to provide Worcester residents with opportunities to engage in healthy eating, active living, community building, and spending the summer becoming a healthier Worcester. We hope to see you there!

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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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