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.
To learn more about recreation programs, register for activities or make online reservations for Park Permits or Field Permits, please visit our Online Registration Portal.
For online registration support or assistance, please call or email the Parks Division at 508-799-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed weekends & Holidays). Emails will be answered during normal business hours.
Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the City of Worcester Parks & Recreation Division is hosting a Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Family Fishing Clinic. This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Greenhill Park Pond in Worcester (180 Greenhill Parkway). Open to the public. Pre-registration required.
The mission of Green Hill Golf Course's junior golf programs is to provide a fun first approach to engaging and exciting boys and girls about the possibilities surrounding golf. The Danny Rossetti Junior Golf Camp is an annual three-day event for Worcester residents ages 8-14.
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.
On the Mark Archery Program is another Parks program that is a fun way to meet new people and discover archery in an engaging environment. Creative lesson plans modernize this traditional sport and keep things exciting with different techniques embedded into skill building mini games and friendly competitions. All equipment is provided. The dates for this program are Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 at Green Hill Park Athletic Fields from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost for this program is $90 and interested youth may register online through the City of Worcester Parks & Recreation online portal.
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.
8 different sports programs and activities are provided during the summer for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Camps and activities provide countless ways for children to grow and learn while interracting and having fun with other children.
The Parks & Recreation Division offers various soccer programs, including the Challenger Soccer Camp and the New England Revolution Player Development Program.
Kids are already naturally gifted creators. They dive into massive collections of LEGO. And while they build elaborate objects they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.
This 8-week ski and snowboard program is available to students (8 years and older), siblings and parents/guardians, as well as friends and other family members. Children must be enrolled in grade 3 or higher to purchase the 8 week lift badge and participate in the lesson program. Discounted season passes are also available.