Second Thought: A new model for Worcester’s parks

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Last Monday, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau released a brief on park conservancies. Conservancies are nonprofit organizations that manage and maintain public parks.

Green Hill Park, the city's largest, comprises more than 480 acres, including the state's Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Green Hill Park, the city’s largest, comprises more than 480 acres, including the state’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The brief notes that while “the parkland maintained by the City has increased by 30 acres in the past decade, funding and staffing have remained essentially stagnant.” It raised important questions about whether such a model would benefit Worcester.


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