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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 4 weeks ago
Pauline G
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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).

Thank Pauline G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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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 

Thank bill632
Asuncion, Paraguay
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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

Thank maraviaje
New York City, New York
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177 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 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.

1 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 

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 

Thank Jmg901
Utica, New York
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978 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 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.

Thank RonL40
Worcester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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.

Thank Mummien-Frau
Port Huron, MI
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

Thank sopranocharisma
Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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