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Small but nice

Institute Park is a small but nice local park with pond on the north side and across the street... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Alan S
Raleigh, United States
Open space near WPI

Institute Park is lovely to look at, but it is just grass, trees and a lake which haven't been... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2016
Barbara H
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Mar 5, 2018
“Small but nice”
Nov 14, 2016
“Open space near WPI”
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Institute Park is a small but nice local park with pond on the north side and across the street from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It is less than 1 mile north on Park Avenue from the larger and nicer Elm Park.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alan S
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Institute Park is lovely to look at, but it is just grass, trees and a lake which haven't been taken good care of. There are no paths through the park or along the lake and the lake seems to be filling in with reeds. There...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I did not miss to walk through this small park while on my short visit to Worcester last week..... It is particularly beautiful in the Fall, with all its colors around. Lots of squirrels. There was no one in the park, but it was just...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Natalia G
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Vivian T
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rich B
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Amerikki
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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Mummien-Frau
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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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.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank ramossa
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

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Kathleen A
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