Greenwood Park is located on the south end of the city in the Quinsigamond Village Neighborhood section. It is bustling with lots of activities during the summer months.
Initial purchases were made in 1905, from Ezra A. Day and William Forsberg. There were subsequent purchases from eight others in 1912 and 1917 making for a total of 14 acres. The women's NCAA sanctioned basketball league is hosted there during the months of June and July. Additionally there is a playground, softball field, spray park, basketball court, nature trail, picnic areas and tennis courts available to the city public.
One of Greenwood Park's most prominent aspects is its splash pad or spray park. The splash pad has proven to be a popular park element during the summer season. It is a great way for the kids to have fun and cool off on a hot summer day!
In addition to the splash park and playground, you can also play a fun or competitive game on the tennis and basketball courts. You can also watch or play a riveting game on the softball diamond!
View some of the other parks in this district. Get out and explore!
The Harvey Ball Conservation Area, also known as Ball Property, is a City park consisting only of a nature trail. This conservation area is used as a wildlife sanctuary. Located along the Blackstone River and Broad Meadow Brook Trail, this area is known as the "Smiley Face" Trail.
Vernon Hill Park is a 15-acre park located atop Vernon Hill. This park features a playground, two baseball fields, two softball fields, a basketball court, a swimming pool and a dog park! It is the home of East Side Babe Ruth. Vernon Hill Dog Park is the first ever dog park to open in Worcester.
Banis Street Playlot is a small 2,500 square foot park, referred to as a "Pocket Park", located on the corner of Dorchester and Houghton Street. Acquired by the city in 1947 and it was named for its location, as it is situated in Banis Square. The park features a playground, seating and picnic tables.
Location: 14 Forsberg Street - Map
Size: 14.0 acres
Parking Lot(s): Yes
Master Plan: View