Green Island & Canal District

Green Island & Canal District

Construction is complete for a state of the art ballpark to host the Worcester Red Sox, called Polar Park. Additional Green Island and Canal District development will include retail and restaurant space, as well as a 500-space municipal parking garage. Kelley Square has also been redesigned to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Kelley Square Improvement Project

MassDOT, in coordination with the City of Worcester, is working on a project to improve safety and operations within the general Kelley Square area of Worcester. The project addresses the safety and operational deficiencies all users face, including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, while also supporting the local businesses and residents who call Kelley Square their home.

At a Glance

  • Construction began October 2019.
  • Addresses safety and navigation problems for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Improves connection between the Canal District and Green Island Neighborhoods.
  • Includes streetscape elements to make Kelley Square an attractive and comfortable place to visit.
  • Supports the local businesses and residents who call Kelley Square their home.

Additional information and features to be announced.

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MassDOT Construction and Traffic Updates

Resources & Documents

Traffic Making its Way Through Kelley Square

Polar Park

The City of Worcester has announced that the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox will be moving to Worcester. This move will be in conjunction with a major redevelopment of the Canal District, the Wyman-Gordon property and a complete redesign of Kelley Square. This opens a new chapter in the City's continued growth.

Polar Park, the name of the new ballpark, will truly be a community park. It is anticipated to host 125 year-round events including family affordable baseball games, outdoor concerts, other sporting events, community meetings/events and even a potential polling location.

At a Glance

  • $86 - $90 Million for Construction of Ballpark
  • Major Renovation Project of Canal District Including Wyman-Gordon Parcel and Kelley Square
  • Capacity of Polar Park to be 10,000 patrons
  • 18 Acres of Development
  • Groundbreaking: July 2019
  • Anticipated Completion: March 2021
  • 125+ Year-Round Events
  • 250 New Market-Rate Apartments
  • Two New Hotels: 150 Rooms in First, 110 Rooms in Second Boutique Hotel (Overlooking the Park)
  • 65,000 Square Feet of New Retail and Restaurant Space
  • Infrastructure Improvements to Streets, Sidewalks, Lighting and More
  • New 350 - 500 Space Municipal Parking Garage
Pedro Martinez, Larry Lucchino and Jerry Remy

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Canal District Construction & Parking

The City of Worcester and Canal District businesses are working together to provide convenient access and parking options during the construction of Polar Park, the home of the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox, and other area projects beginning this summer. In addition to the ballpark, work includes construction of a redesigned Kelley Square, other street, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, upgraded utilities and initial development projects north and south of the ballpark, to include hotels, residences and retail spaces.

Questions can be addressed by email at or by phone at 508-217-3340.

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Aerial View of Polar Park Construction Showing Baseball Diamond and Backstop Area

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