Parks and Recreation Area
• The city of Worcester maintains more than 1,215 acres of parkland.
• 53 parks and playgrounds, including the historic Elm Park, which
was purchased in March 1854 as a “new common” that put the city
of Worcester, together with Hartford, Connecticut and New York
City, at the forefront of the urban parks movement in the United
States. However, development of the park did not begin until the
late 1880s. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and on the
National Register of Historic Places, Elm Park is one of the most
photographed parks in Central Massachusetts.
• Green Hill Park Home to the Green Hill Municipal Golf Course
• Causeway Park Nestled among homes between the Holden
Reservoir and Pleasant Street, this quaint, wooded park offers
hiking and cross-country skiing trails.
• 2 city pools and 5 city beaches
• 2 state pools and 2 state beaches
• Leominster State Forest
• The state’s top 10 campgrounds located within 25 miles of
Worcester. These camping grounds are fun for the whole family for
a weekend or even a night. Special children activities are also
offered throughout the year.
1. Wood Lot Campground, in Charlton
2. The Old Holbrook Place, in Sutton
3. Sutton Falls Camping Area in Sutton
4. Buffumville Lake in Charlton
5. Lake Manchaug Camping in Douglas
6. King’s Family Campground in Sutton MA
7. Lake Dean Campground in Oakham
8. Koa Kampgrounds in Douglas
9. Indian Ranch in Webster
10. Pout and Trout Campground in Rutland