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Address: center of Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm Streets, Worcester, MA
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice park

Nice park. Just underwent another makeover and offers walking and bike-path within the park. The playground area is large enough to accommodate many children and there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Jameny295
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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New York City, New York
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a welcome respite in Worcester. It is one of the oldest parks in the USA, first started in 1854. There is a nice children's playground. A series of duck ponds. There are concerts and events. Nice place to spend an afternoon. Serene and calm.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was the first public land purchased for a park in the US. There is a plaque that memorializes the distinction, but sadly, that doesn't mean the park is maintained to the level that such a distinction warrants. It appears that the community lacks the resources to maintain the facilities, pick up the garbage/litter, and have open restrooms. There was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This park looked much nicer than it was in real life. Much of the park is under construction, grass didn't seem to have grown back very well and there was trash scattered across the field. It's a small park that may be nice if you just stay in the playground area. But as for a stroll, you're better off staying... More 

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Utica, New York
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822 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very nice, large park with fountains, ducks, bike path. Playground for the kids. Walking, beautiful shaded areas. As always with Olmstead parks, just the perfect combination of places for activities and places for peace. Beautiful haven in the middle of Worcester. Love it every time we're there.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

One of Frederick Law Olsmtead's first parks this is a nice place to walk around, bring your kids to a playground, have photos taken for special occasions (once the renovations are done) Beautiful rhododendrons and the under repair bridge is stunning.

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Port Huron, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As parks go this is one of the nicer ones I have seen. It is still just a park though! To it's credit at least there is play equipment for the kids which is becoming increasingly rare. Nice little ponds and bridges and lots of space for walking and running.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice park. Just underwent another makeover and offers walking and bike-path within the park. The playground area is large enough to accommodate many children and there is plenty of open grass for soccer, frisbee, volleyball, or laying on a blanket in the sun. The ice cream/food truck is a staple at the park and offers a variety of cold novelties... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Now that the renovations are almost complete the park is "refreshed" with nice benches for sitting and well-manicured paths. It has a neighborhood feel with lots of kids in the playground, joggers, walkers, dogs, and an ice cream truck. It is friendly, safe, and clean. The Olmstead design is still apparent, giving the park a touch of history and architectural... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The bridges over the pond, joggers and walkers. Family friendly.I think they have concerts in the summer there. Parking at a minimum.

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Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While efforts are being made to 'clean up' the park, it still reeks of urine along most of the pathways. I would NOT walk through this park at night. And it's such a shame. It is an historic park of Worc at whose bridge many brides have had their wedding pictures taken. There are nicer places to take your children... More 

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Additional Information about Elm Park

Address: center of Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm Streets, Worcester, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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