The land for Elm Park, known as “New Common” at the time, was purchased in 1854. It’s now 58.4 acres large with two beautiful bridges, several interconnecting ponds, and a lovely playground. A 1900s-era horse watering trough is located at one end of the park. There are often musical concerts held in the summer as well as rotating sculpture shows.
We visited on June 1, 2021. At the the time there were three sculptures on display –
“Denkmal” by James Kitchen of Chesterfield (the gear tower)
“Infinite Possibilities” by Marco Rodrigues of South River, NJ
“Guitar” by Jose Criollo Guncay of Worcester
Be sure to take a day trip to enjoy Elm Park. It’s beautiful!