Park-It to Start 2019:
a successful 1st year!

Park Spirit asked Worcester residents to make a simple New Year's Day resolution: walk to your local park. With at least one of Worcester's 61 city parks within walking distance of most neighborhoods, Park Spirit’s inaugural New Year's Day "Park-It" event series had folks enjoying a warmer-than-usual winter day with sunshine, s’mores and walks throughout the city.
See event coverage in the Telegram & Gazette.


Park Spirit invites other organizations and individuals to host a New Year’s Day gathering in any of Worcester's parks as part of the annual "Park-It" event.

Let us help you publicize the event: sign up with us by December 1, 2019 to have your event included in marketing materials both online and distributed around the city.

Feel free to be creative with your event! Our hope is to have an array of events as diverse as our city happening to ring in 2020.

Love the idea but can’t officially host an event?

We encourage community members to create their own spontaneous event by simply taking a walk at noon on New Year’s Day to their local park. Start a new tradition with your family or friends—and maybe sign up to host an official event next year!

"Park-It" comes on the heels of Worcester's recent selection by the Division of Conservation Services within the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs as one of four Massachusetts cities to be studied for improved accessibility and walkability to parks.

Neighborhood routes to Worcester, Fitchburg parks to be studied for walkability

Read the full story from Nick Kotsopoulos published in the Telegram & Gazette on November 19th.


Park Spirit supports this goal and welcomes suggestions from "Park-It" participants as to what could be done to improve YOUR walking route to the park.