Institute Park

Institute Park is a community resource and a true jewel to the city of Worcester. It is surrounded by a vibrant mix of residential, institutional, and commercial properties. The Park's history as the headwaters of the Blackstone River Corridor, as well as its use for summer concerts and other civic gatherings has allowed thousands of residents from Worcester and the surrounding towns, over the years, to benefit from the Park's tremendous natural attributes.

Neighbors of the park including members of Friends of Institute Park, Inc., a non-profit organization established to benefit and improve Institute Park, have accepted the responsibility to work with the City of Worcester to make sure Institute Park is a safe and well-cared-for resource.

Map of Plan
Explore the future plans for Institute Park

Upcoming Events

6/28/08 -- noon to 7pm
AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Come celebrate the enduring African tradition of the extended family where the village "is" the family. Join us and share in our rich culture through music, song, dance, art, clothing and food. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day with your "extended family". Performances will showcase local talent to include Gospel Choir ~ Liturgical Dance ~ Hip-Hop Dance ~ Afro-Carribean Dance ~ Rhythm and Blues Band ~ Reggae ~ and much, much more. This is a family event with activities and shopping for all. www.williscenter.org

7/12/08 - 7pm to 9pm
MASSACHUSETTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT
Concert of Disney music along with classical and other music. The conductor will be Alton Baggett. Soloists will be Karen Hastie-Wilson and Scott Wilson. Concert announcer will be Bobbie Chase. (Rain date is Sunday, July 13.) www.masymphony.org

7/19/08 - 7pm to 9pm MASSACHUSETTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT Concert of classical, Broadway, and pops music. The conductor will be Myron Romanul. Soloists will be Monica Hatch and Richard Monroe. Bobbie Chase will be the concert announcer. (Rain date is Sunday, July 20.) www.masymphony.org