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Elm Park

center of Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm Streets, Worcester, MA
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in Worcester
Type: Parks
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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful in a day, evening, sunset. It's a good place to walk your dog and nice for jogging! But the traffics were always bad around the area. Sometimes the park got too crowded for little children.

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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Elm Park is the heart of Worcester in many ways, but it doesn't really rate as a world-class tourist attraction. They periodically have interesting outdoor art exhibits and birds (ducks, geese, hawks) are attracted to the water. But, it does need some upgrades to be completed that are taking way too much time.

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Rivas, Nicaragua
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My family including our dog goes almost everyday for the past 15 years. Part of its beauty is due to Olmstead whose birthday we must now celebrate: Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822) Art ThroughTimeIn 1857, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park in New York City as a work of art, a space distinct from the urban... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This park is being renovated but offers a great place to walk, sit and view the ponds, have children in the playground area or take pictures on the bridge. A jewel in the city

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The park is open and inviting. There are 2 water areas in the park with a nice path around them both. A very nice playground for the kids. There are bathroom facilities available. Lots of places to eat near by.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

if not its the second oldest , lots of events for residents here and its still lovely! went to the food truck fair here ! EXCELLENT!

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have not been to Elm park in about 3 years but let me be the first to tell you, what a MESS. I left there outright depressed! Between the construction, garbage, and almost every park bench completely destroyed I couldn't wait to get out of there. To be fair it's being worked on but for now do yourself a... More

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Thompson Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Elm park is awesome park nice and clean. Got married in Worcester . Went to Elm Park to take my wedding pictures in October when the leaves where changing in fall.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This park is very scenic. I was born in Worcester, and moved when I was two. I always wanted to go back and see it. I appreciate Amtrak for including Elm Park in the 'places to see'. This is something to see if you have an hour or so.

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WORCESTER
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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Elm Park should be a jewel in the city, but the years have not bed kind. While some statues harken back to the park's heyday, the sidewalks and paths are rough and the bridges- an old renovation gone wrong- are too steep for easy walking. Hopefully a new renovation of the benches will be a step in the right direction.... More

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