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

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Park Foliage

I am a former Worcester Resident and always enjoyed walking through Elm Park, across the bridge and enjoying the foliage along the way (trees in the Park).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Pauline G
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A quaint park, where you can skate in the winter,feed the ducks and qeese in spring and summer, a little set of swings and slides, and facilities.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My favorite park in Worcester - we stop every time we are in town! Gorgeous small bridges, beautiful trees and landscapes right in the center of the city. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. A beautiful place for a picnic, ice skating, or just taking a walk.

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Thank laurenna130
Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

NIce new childrens playground. Surrounded by busy streets. Noisy. OK for a walk . New bridge designed by high school and college kids is now low enough for handicapped to negotiate.

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Thank WebsterFoodie
Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

always a mix of people of different cultures all doing their own thing having fun with friends or family or jogging,walking or just sitting and taking it all in.It just underwent a very big upgrade which was needed and is beautiful

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Thank Wanda G
Goldsboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I am a former Worcester Resident and always enjoyed walking through Elm Park, across the bridge and enjoying the foliage along the way (trees in the Park).

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Thank Pauline G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A bright spot in the heart of Worcester. Either the oldest or second (depending on who you're asking) public park in the whole country! Just a wonderful place to sit and read or walk on the well groomed pathways. Great, well used children's playground with all the best swings. slides and other stuff that kids love. The only downside I'm... More 

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Thank bill632
Asuncion, Paraguay
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I wanted to bike around but its too small, beautiful though. Anyway, it s a nice walk and place to wander with the kids

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Thank maraviaje
New York City, New York
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225 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank seanworc
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank PJDavisAllen
Miami, Florida
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22 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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