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“Not much to see” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Institute Park

Institute Park
Salisbury Street and Park Avenue, Worcester, MA
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Ranked #26 of 54 things to do in Worcester
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
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.

Visited August 2012
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“it's been spruced up”
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

Visited December 2012
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WORCESTER, MA
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“A favorite retreat”
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 & the ground was more dirt than lawn. Not sure if that was due to the lack of rain last season or the re-design efforts they'd made in the park in the spring (maybe new gras had not yet been planted). Hoping it's better this year since the lawn is used so often for concerts & festivals each year.

Visited July 2012
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Central, Mass
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“Great Park”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“a jewel of worcester”
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?

Visited May 2012
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