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Institute Park

Address: Salisbury Street and Park Avenue, Worcester, MA
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Ranked #17 of 24 Attractions in Worcester
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this park is home to an outdoor concert setting and to tennis courts. It is also a great place to walk or sit and look at the pond. It is like a sanctuary in the area of the city that is alive with residents and college students.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's an ok park. not much to see here. If you want to have a quiet time to yourself, a walk, picnic, this is the place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

City of Worcester has been working on improvements for past year and it shows; still some areas to address (e.g., tennis courts, no kid-friendly space, no public lavatories, gazebos need attention; nice place to eat lunch and watch the birds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Many improvements made to the park over the last year including new bandshell. We visit the park often in nice weather - enjoying free concerts in the summer & the African American festival each June. There's always something going on at Institute Park. Last summer I did notice quite a few areas on the lawn where grass was sparse &... More 

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Central, Mass
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Always someting going on here. Just a great place for the free concerts and events. Parking is not always but we always seem to manage. The area around the park is pretty safe.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

bring my small children here...but..very crowded on weekends you'll have to wait for a swing and must be willing to have your children pushed around on the very crowded climbers-city claims to be doing park over?

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