University Park (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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University Park

University Park, also called Crystal Park, is a public park in the Main South neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts. The 13-acre (53,000 m2) park was acquired by the city from 1887 to 1889, costing nearly 62,000 dollars.[1] It is located across Main Street from Clark University, thus the name.[2] University Park Campus School, a local nearby high school run by Clark and the city, is named after the park.

On September 20, 2010, Clark University announced a "20-year voluntary Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement" with the City of Worcester, with some of the funds going directly to improvements in University Park.[3] On March 24, 2011, the $1.5 million park redevelopment project was formally announced, and residents were informed that there would be a several-month-long community engagement and participatory planning process.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of Worcester (Massachusetts) and its vicinity by Franklin Pierce Rice, 1893
  2. ^ University Park Worcester, Massachusetts
  3. ^ Kotsopoulos, Nick. "Clark to pay city $6.7M". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Gangi, Jim. "$1.5 million in improvements planned for University Park". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 42°14′50.8″N 71°49′18.9″W / 42.247444°N 71.821917°W / 42.247444; -71.821917