Enjoy a day with the kids at the Betty Price Playground! This playground is named after the late Elizabeth "Betty" Price, a woman who led the way for African American women in Worcester. In 1973 she became the first African American woman elected to the School Committee. Mrs. Price was also one of the primary founders and director of the Prospect House, a human services agency that assisted the poor. She later became an elected member of the Charter Commission that established Worcester's present-day form of municipal government.
The property consists of two parcels: one initially acquired from Prospect House, Inc. in 1968 and a second parcel acquired by the City in 2000.
There is no designated parking for the playground, but on-street parking is allowed on Laurel Street and Eastern Avenue.
This playground area recently underwent site improvements in an effort to contribute to the City-wide Parks & Playground Improvement Program, "Pride in Our Parks." These improvements include a new ADA accessible playground with a poured-in-place surface and playground equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Also included was the installation of a fitness area with a poured-in-place surface and multi-point training system, new lighting, a paved walkway, an ornamental and chain link fence, shade shelter, picnic tables, benches, trees and a new park sign.
View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!
This park is located at the summit of Bell Hill, also known as Chandler Hill Park. It features Bell Hill Pond. In one area of the park, you can play basketball, play on the playground or look out at Bell Pond. In another area, Chandler Hill Park, you can play a variety of sports on the multipurpose field.
Located on the corner of I-290 and Lincoln Street, this 3.9 acre park has a playground, two basketball courts, a small baseball diamond and a walkway and benches around the park. Holland Rink Playground was originally a part of Green Hill Park, until I-290 was built in 1967.
Harrington Field is a 6-acre park on the city's East Side, located between Franklin Street and Harrington Way. Named after former Worcester Mayor Francis A. Harrington, it is the home of Jack Barry Little League and features two softball fields, a baseball field, a playground and a basketball court.