Located just north of I-290 and Brittan Square, this 26 acre park offers a baseball diamond, two ponds and a multipurpose field which mostly hosts football games in the fall and soccer games in the spring.
It has a significantly varying elevation within the park. There is a change in grade of 47 feet within the single park, being the highest point to the north edge, along Davidson road. This area is used as the sledding hill and has great views of the park.
Burncoat Park offers two different ponds for visitors to explore in all seasons. This is a beautiful area for walkers to take in the sights during warmer months.
In 1889, 39.42 acres were purchased from John D. Curtis, Joseph E. Bond, Jane Harris, Alfred Smith and Francis Weatherbee. In 1898 Western Pond was created and in 1901 the Boulder Bridge was built. Western Pond began being used as a skating rink in 1923. Burncoat Playground was added in 1926. In 1930, a hockey rink was built.
In 1962, 8.2 acres were taken by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the construction of the I-290 expressway. An additional amount was offered to the Worcester Public Schools for the construction of Wawecus Elementary School.
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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.
East Park has two stone griffins flanking the park entrance. The park contains lighted football fields, a tennis court, two basketball courts, a splash pad, a new playground, amphitheater and many acres of hillsides connecting the East Side Trail.
Grant Square is located in the Green Hill neighborhood of Worcester. The park property was acquired in two sections, but after the larger piece was acquired, the two were combined into a single tract for park use. In 2015, the city installed a new playground, a new basketball court and community garden beds.