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Address: Salisbury Street and Park Avenue, Worcester, MA
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Beautiful little park!

Now that a path has been paved, it is a lovely place to work around the pond! Whenever I go, I look for the swans - there is often a couple swimming around the pond. Many events... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
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West Boylston
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West Boylston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Now that a path has been paved, it is a lovely place to work around the pond! Whenever I go, I look for the swans - there is often a couple swimming around the pond. Many events are held there also - but I prefer going when it's quiet.

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Thank ViviansCafe
Central Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Institute Park is great for a walk through, picnic, gathering for Frisbee or other recreational games. They also have the Fathers Day outing every June which is nice, weather permitting. The park is across from WPI with parking all around.

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Thank Rich B
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I really like this park and it is frequently busy with the college nearby. Have had many nice walks and had fun watching the swan guard its territory and scare away enemy ducks.

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Thank Amerikki
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lovely natural park with a pond and trees, tennis courts and walking paths. Across from Northworks and the American Antiquarian Society--best place to find wild swans and other waterfowl.

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Thank Mummien-Frau
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this park is home to an outdoor concert setting and to tennis courts. It is also a great place to walk or sit and look at the pond. It is like a sanctuary in the area of the city that is alive with residents and college students.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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.

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Thank ramossa
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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

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Thank Kathleen A
WORCESTER, MA
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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 &... More 

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Central, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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.

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Thank Rburnit
Worcester, Massachusetts
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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?

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