Green Hill Golf Course

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Green Hill Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Worcester. It is a par 72, 18-hole municipal golf course open to the public. 

Located at the golf course, Grill on The Hill is a is a fine dining restaurant that offers lunch, dinner, and catering options with a banquet hall. 


Green Hill Park Farm

A fantastic public feature in the City of Worcester open to all, Green Hill Park Farm is home to various gentle farm animals and is a great place for families and children looking for a leisurely activity on a nice day. The farm is open year-round and is centrally located within the park. 

The park is free of charge. There are no tickets or reservations needed. Large groups wishing to visit should contact the Farm’s Zookeeper at 508-799-1323 to arrange a visit.

Animals include: alpacas, chickens, ducks, goats, llamas, mini-horses, peafowl, pheasants, pigs, sheep.

The Zoo closes mid-afternoon, and is closed on Monday. 

Hiking & Biking Trails

Green Hill Park features many wooded trails suitable for a leisurely walk in the woods, and experienced hikers alike. 

Notably, two major trails pass through the park. 

East Side Trail

The East Side Trail, originally constructed in 1997, is a 3.5 mile trail from East Park to Lake Quinsigamond. 

East West Trail

The East West Trail is a unique 14-mile cross-city hiking experience that extends from Lake Quinsigamond to Worcester’s most Western border with Paxton. 

MA Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in June 2002, the state-wide Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial covers 4-acres including a pond, walking paths and the Memorial. A place to provide a dignified, quiet, natural location for reflection and learning. The Memorial is designed in three sections called places. These consist of:

Place of Flags: This circular plaza is surrounded by an arbor constructed out of California redwood. It features a central garden that hosts three flagpoles, on which fly the standards of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the POW/MIA flag. 

Place of Words: Shows text from letters written home by some of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who died in Vietnam.

Place of Names: Proclaims in stone the name of each and every Massachusetts resident who died in combat or as a result of wounds received while in action in Vietnam.

WWI Memorial Grove

Memorial Grove, when it was dedicated in 1928, included 380 maple trees for each casualty of World War I from the local community. A bronze plaque inscribed with the name of a deceased veteran was placed at each tree. But over time, the plaques disappeared, some of the trees died off and other uses, including Shakespearean theater, took over the spot. Today, about 212 of the original trees remain standing, and an effort to restore all 380 is underway. 

Rededicated on November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day after years of planning, delays, and amid a global pandemic, city and state officials gathered to dedicate “the largest and finest” WWI memorial in the country, according to Brian McCarthy, president of the Green Hill Park Coalition, who worked tirelessly on the project.

Worcester played a large role in the war, sending soldiers off from Union Station to fight overseas. 

“Men from Worcester that did not serve in New England’s 26th Division eventually served in every division the Army sent to France,” Mayor Joseph M. Petty said, adding that the memorial is a reminder of what the city lost.

“We need memorials like to to insure that we remember today and that future generations do not forget the horrors of war. We cannot forget the lessons we learned,” Petty said.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. acknowledged the parks department for its work in putting together the memorial and noted that he was struck by the contrast of the peaceful park and its rolling green to the trenches and mud WWI soldiers encountered as they fought.

In The Press:

  1. Restoration of World War I memorial in Green Hill Park on tap
  2. Worcester dedicates renovated Memorial Grove, WWI monument
  3. Worcester unveils refurbished WWI memorial at Green Hill Park
  4. Watch the 2020 Veteran’s Day Ribbon Cutting Live Stream

Brian McCarthy, president of GHPC, addresses crowd during the rededication of Memorial Grove on Veteran’s Day 2020.

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