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 1887-1889, costing nearly 62,000 dollars. It is located across Main Street from Clark University, thus the name. 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. 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.
Coordinates: 42°14′50.8″N 71°49′18.9″W / 42.247444°N 71.821917°W